Toyota’s flagship hybrid gets a new look, new performance, and a new name for 2017. Now known as the Toyota Prius Prime, this vehicle is offering more technologies and efficiency than ever before.
Want to learn more about the all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and how it’ll enhance your drives through Kearny Mesa, Escondido, and San Diego? Then check out Toyota San Diego’s review of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime below.
All-New Style in the 2017 Toyota Prius
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime features an enhanced look that’s bolder, sportier, and more stylish. Unlike its predecessor, the Prius Prime is shaped more like a sleek sport sedan with a chiseled profile and edgy lines.
However, the exterior of the vehicle isn’t just for show. It’s also specially designed to improve performance. The Prius Prime features a high-strength/low-weight structure that’ll optimize efficiently. On top of that, the automatic grille helps to reduce drag and helps the car to get an exceptionally low coefficient of drag, or wind resistance, to boost aerodynamics and fuel economy.
The exterior of the 2017 Toyota Prius includes premium features such as LED headlights and LED rear combination lamps.
Toyota Prius Interior
Luxurious is the first word that comes to mind when describing the interior of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. It features a four-seat cabin layout with a center console running from the front to the back. Plus it offers available SofTex® synthetic leather-trimmed seats for added style and comfort.
On top of that, the interior of the Prius Prime is equipped with many amenities, including an automatic climate control system and standard heated front seats. In addition, it comes with a sound-insulated laminated windshield and front door glass to create a quieter, more serene ride.
Advanced Features and Technologies
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime has a wide variety of cutting-edge features and technologies. For your entertainment, it offers the Entune® infotainment system with available navigation. The system also offers Entune™ App Suite and an exclusive set of Prius Prime apps. These let you stay updated on the latest weather conditions, traffic details, and fuel prices. Plus there are Prius Prime apps that let you manage the car’s charging schedule, review its performance, and find the nearest charging location.
The 2017 Prius has safety features such as Intelligent Parking Assist for peace of mind. The Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of driver assist technologies also is available and includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Full-Speed Dynamic Cruise Control with Full-Stop Technology
- Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Performance
The most anticipated part of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is its performance, which is said to have improved compared to previous Prius models.
It now features a Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain. With this, power from the 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle engine and the powerful electric motors is combined through the continuously variable transmission to produce an exhilarating yet efficient driving experience. On top of that, the Prius Prime is the first to use a dual motor drive generator system to boost acceleration performance.
In terms of fuel economy, the Prius Prime gets a manufacturer-estimated 120 MPGe and includes more advanced technologies that allow the vehicle to operate in Hybrid or EV (electric) mode to enhance efficiency.
Plus it now offers plug-in capabilities so you can charge the 8.8-kWh battery pack in the comfort of your own home.
Learn More About the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is picking up where the Toyota Prius left off, providing more fuel economy, technologies, and amenities for drivers in Escondido, Kearny Mesa, and San Diego.
If you’re interested in learning more about everything you can expect from this all-new model, contact Toyota San Diego and schedule your test drive today.