No matter where in the world you travel, the first hybrid most people think of is the Toyota Prius. This model has come a long way from a somewhat boring yet efficient and practical model. Today, the Toyota Prius is engaging to drive and has all the features you expect from any other Toyota. The expansion of the Prius lineup means that there are numerous options, such as the spacious Prius v, the compact Prius c, and the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Once you factor in the various trim levels on each of these members of the Prius family, you have dozens of available models.
The Toyota Prius maximizes efficiency with an active grille shutter, underbody panels, aerodynamic stabilizing fins, and hybrid powertrain, giving you as much as 58 mpg* in the city. At the same time, it is packed with features, and the latest Prius even comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P for driver-assistive features. You will also enjoy features like bi-LED lighting elements within the headlights, available fog lights, a standard 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display, and an optional 7-inch touchscreen.
The 2017 Toyota Prius doesn’t see very many changes since this vehicle was completely redesigned for the 2016 model year. Every 2017 Prius has the Toyota Safety Sense P system as standard, giving you Lane Departure Alert, Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, a Pre-Collision System that features Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic High Beams.
Since the 2017 Prius was minimally updated, you may be interested to learn how it was enhanced for the 2016 model year. It got wider, 2.4 inches longer, and lower and got new styling cues that are borrowed from the Mirai hydrogen-powered sedan. The Prius is still technically a hatchback, but the rear looks more sedan-like now thanks to some stylistic changes. Inside, the seats were redesigned and the color multi-information display was added. On the performance front, the 2016 Prius got a new double-wishbone rear suspension that did wonders for improving handling.
The first Toyota Prius arrived in 2001 and was among the very first gas/electric hybrid models. It stood out with its fuel economy, feature-rich cabin, and elegant design. While the original Prius was excellent, Toyota added more options for the 2002 version, including side airbags, GPS, additional exterior colors, daytime running lights, and cruise control. The 2004 Prius was redesigned, growing in exterior dimensions, which led to an increase in interior room. It also got more power along with improved fuel economy and even more options. For 2005, a rear wiper became standard. 2006 saw a larger number of changes, including a new instrument panel, new darker seat fabric, updated taillights and headlights, and tire pressure monitoring. In 2007, the Toyota Prius got standard full-length head curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags to further improve its safety.
The Prius was once again redesigned for the 2010 model year, including improved fuel economy, enhanced steering, more options, and a restyled interior. This third-generation model was able to get 51 mpg* for city driving and 48 mpg* on the highway, the only model in the country that had over 50 mpg* combined. It also had a 134 horsepower, a revised body shape for better aerodynamics and headroom, a multi-information display with monitors for energy and fuel consumption, and an optional sliding glass moonroof. In 2012, Toyota updated the trims and offered power seats for convenience.
When you think hybrid, you think Toyota Prius. Drivers love this comfortable and highly efficient vehicle. Start your shopping experience by viewing a range of different new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles at Warrenton Toyota, right here in Warrenton, Virginia. Not only can our friendly staff answer all your questions, we can also help you with competitive financing rates offered right here at the dealership. Take care of your vehicle by visiting our certified mechanics over in the service center. Call or give us a visit today to learn more about your preferred model!
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.