The Toyota Prius is known throughout the entire world for being a very Eco friendly vehicle and the first to making hybrids mainstream in 2004, and this fourth generation Prius built upon the reputation adding better styling, driving dynamics and most important of all fuel efficiency. So keep with us while we checking out this redesigned 2018 Toyota Prius to learn about this amazing vehicle.
With this 4th generation Prius Toyota wanted to put more emotion into it’s design. It now sits on a pretty conservative looking 15-inch alloy wheels. Up front it features LED headlights which this time around looks much more sharp and angular. At the back the Prius features a lift back design with a very interesting taillights design with LED lighting. Although it looks much more interesting some might say it looks more polarizing and it certainly does. They take the design from Toyota’s fuel-cell vehicle the Mirai which runs on hydrogen.
2018 Toyota Prius Interior
Build quality and materials has slightly improved over the last generation Prius there are some hard touch plastics with a expensive feeling graining and soft touch materials on the right spots. The steering wheeling design language is very stylish with high gloss black trim surrounding some of the buttons. The seat comfort inside of the Prius is also pretty good with a descent amount of side support while it is upholstered in leather. In features automatic climate control. The infotainment is called Toyota’s Entune system with a big touchscreen and navigation system while it is very responsive.
2018 Toyota Prius Engine
This Eco friendly hatchback features under the hood a 1.8-liter inline-4 DOHC Atkinson-capable that outputs 95 horses and 105 pound feet of torque. This gas engine is mated to a permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor with 71 horses and 120 lb-ft. The combination of these engines is 121 horsepower it also have a 0.75-kWh lithium-ion or a optional 1.31-kWh nickel-metal-hydride pack of batteries. The transmission is a continuously variable automatic. The gas mileage is astonishing 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. It speeds up from 0-60 in 10.0 seconds. Top speed is 112 mph.
2018 Toyota Prius Price
Price of the new Toyota Prius for the 2018 model year is starting at $25,035 while it can go up to $30,835. Three trims are available: Prius Two starts at $25,035, Prius Three starts at $27,085 and Prius Four starts at $29,485. competitors are: Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and Lexus CT.
January 12, 2017