Discover the Exceptional Fuel Efficieny of the 2017 Toyota Prius!

March 21st, 2017 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

We’ve done it again! We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but Toyota is known for producing quality vehicles. Well, this has been taken a step further with the new hybrid on the market. People have been buzzing about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime lately – and it’s for a good reason. This vehicle is the most fuel-efficient hybrid plug-in out. With the ability to travel over 600 miles on one tank of gas, not many can argue! Check out what makes this vehicle so amazing.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Engine

This new vehicle generates 121 horsepower at 5,200 rpm to its front wheels, and 105 pound-feet of torque. It also features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which is encompassed by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Using the all-electric powertrain, the Prius Prime is able to travel up to 25 miles at 84 mph, with an estimated 133 MPGe. After the electric power is gone, it can travel an additional 50+ MPG on the highway and on city streets. So no matter how far you have to travel, frequent trips to the gas station are a memory of the past with this hybrid.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime front view

Prime Battery and Driving Modes

This vehicle is easily and quickly charged. It takes about 2 hours to reach full battery level if using the 8.8kWh battery pack. When using the 120-volt outlet, it will take as long as 5.5 hours to charge to full battery capacity. Either way, the charging process for this vehicle is pretty convenient.

The 2017 Toyota Prius has three driving modes: HV, EV, and EV Auto. HV functions as the typical Hybrid mode, allowing the vehicle to operate relying on the electric motor as well as the four-cylinder. The EV driving mode cuts the gas engine off. This enables vehicle operation using only the electric motor. EV Auto operates like an automatic drive vehicle. This driving mode allows the vehicle to determine and drive based off the best way to manage power delivery.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime rear view

Prius Prime Trim and Technology

This vehicle is available in three trim levels: Plus, Premium, and Advanced. The Plus trim is the base level version, priced at $27,000. The next level is the Premium trim, priced at $28,000. Finally, the Advanced trim level is priced around $33,100. This trim comes equipped with great technology features. These include rear-view camera, a touchscreen display, and blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.

**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.

There are so many great features on the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime that we can’t list them all. Get a closer look by visiting Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, VA today! After you see this vehicle in person, you will surely discover why it’s talked about by so many. Trust us – there’s no other hybrid vehicle available that even compares to this one!

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