2017 Toyota Prius Columbus IN
What can we say about the first hybrid car to hit mass production? For it to have survived for so long in a market that was fueled by gasoline or diesel for generations, it was no small move to put the Prius out there. It was a bit risky, as consumers paid a premium for a model that promised to save money in the long run, but some were skeptical about the dependability of the battery system. A full twenty years later, the 2017 Toyota Prius is available in Columbus IN, proving all the skeptics were wrong.
You already know the benefits to driving the 2017 Toyota Prius, as hybrid cars have earned their reputation for offering solid fuel economy figures and lower emissions than gasoline-only vehicles. What you really want to know is what makes the 2017 model year great. The model just entered its fourth generation with a new look last year, so you can expect the 2017 Prius to continue to impress after these upgrades, while also adding the Toyota Safety Sense P package as standard across all grades.
Are the 2017 Prius fuel efficiency figures all they’re rumored to be? This model continues to top the segment, earning an EPA-estimated 54 city and 50 highway mpg rating. Considering most compact cars are still hovering near the high 30 to low 40 mpg mark, this is no small achievement for the Prius.
Standard features in the 2017 Toyota Prius include a backup camera, 6.1-inch touchscreen Entune infotainment system, the Smart Key System with push-button start, power windows and locks, and the Toyota Safety Sense P package with pre-collision, pedestrian detection, lane departure and more.
One down side of fuel economy is often that the most efficient cars are the most cramped. The 2017 Toyota Prius is spacious for its class, offering up 93.1 cubic feet of passenger space to comfortably seat five. This is without sacrificing cargo room as the Prius also offers 24.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats.
Get into a hybrid with a 2017 Toyota Prius
How do you know if the 2017 Toyota Prius is right for you? At the end of the day, it’s a combination of everything Toyota does best. Long-term reliability ratings for the model have solidified the Toyota reputation for creating high-quality, dependable cars. The fuel economy is unmatched by rivals, which is obviously one of the selling points of hybrids. Combine this with excellent cargo space, a smooth driving style and a quiet ride, and it’s a stand-out for the compact car segment.
The 2017 Toyota Prius is available in six trim levels: Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four and Four Touring. This provides an assortment of options when it comes to standard and available features. Even if you opt for the base model, you won’t feel like you’re missing out as it offers the standard modern amenities that are expected for new cars. This means an up-to-date infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB, full power features, push-button start and a host of driver assistance technology new for this model year.
As far as power goes, the Prius is doing a fine balancing act between power and efficiency. Two electric motors work with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine to deliver a total net output of 121 horsepower. Paired together with this is a continuously variable transmission to make efficient use of every last drop of fuel.
It’s easier to find out if a vehicle is right for you by taking it for a test drive. Schedule and appointment online and we’ll be waiting for you here at Carver Toyota with the keys ready.