2017 Toyota Prius Prime Columbus IN
Toyota decided to take a year off for its plug-in hybrid, and those who don’t know the difference may not have noticed. If you know anything about efficiency and the difference between a plug-in and a regular hybrid, you know that the plug-in option is one of the most efficient and offers the best balance for those who want an EV, but also need a vehicle with a reasonable range. Not to worry, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime in Columbus IN brings back the plug-in, and it has been improved to be even better.
The 2015 option had a combined 95 MPGe, which is excellent by anyone’s standard, but the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will make that old model look like a gas guzzler in comparison. You had to expect Toyota is confident with this model naming it the Prime to indicate that it is the best. The manufacturer-estimated fuel economy is 120 MPGe, which not only allows Toyota to beat its own economy figures, but would make it the highest miles per gallon equivalent for any plug-in hybrid model on the market.
Toyota took a break from its plug-in option for a year to come back with the Prius Prime, which is an impressive 26-percent more efficient than the last option the automaker offered. A manufacturer-estimated 120 MPGe rating is possible thanks to a larger battery and improved hybrid system.
Like the 2016 Toyota Prius, the Prius Prime seeks to offer more modern styling to win the favor of not only the eco-minded fans who already admire it, but those who want a touch of fun. The front end gets the biggest nod, with an angular design and contrasting grille that draw the eye from every direction.
From technology to safety, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime aims to offer more to the market. An 11.6-inch HD screen with navigation will be one available feature to add convenience. The Toyota Safety Sense Package will also be available to add on convenient Driver Assistance features for crash prevention.
Why shop for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime?
There are plenty of reasons drivers opt for Toyota. As a company, the automaker has earned a solid reputation not only for the long-term reliability of its vehicles, but for its constant innovation in automotive technology. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime represents these qualities in a variety of ways, as the Prius has generally been shown to have low maintenance costs over time. This new model can also charge in just 5.5 hours with a standard outlet, and will be ready to go even faster if you have 240V option. Combine this with the excellent projected fuel efficiency numbers, and the Prime is, well, primed to be a success.
This model isn’t just about efficiency, as many models can deliver impressive numbers, but fail to achieve popularity. The Toyota Prius Prime has an attractive black interior trimmed with contrasting trim to make the cup holders and dash pop, and soft-touch, well-fitted materials provide a sense of higher quality. When it comes to style and features, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime brings plenty of standard and available options, including LED headlights and taillights, an automatic shutter grilled, an available 11.6-inch multimedia HD touchscreen system, and optional Qi wireless charging.
If you’re wondering how you can get behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, contact us here at Carver Toyota, serving the Taylorsville, Columbus and Indianapolis IN areas.