2018 Toyota Prius

 


The word “hybrid” has become commonplace, after almost two decades since the first Toyota Prius was introduced in the U.S., Around the world, the name Prius is synonymous with the hybrid and Prius leads in North American hybrid sales. It has become known that the Prius is one of the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicles without a plug.

Every generation of the Prius has one key element in common and it’s important - it exceeded the fuel efficiency of the previous generation. The latest version of its Hybrid Synergy Drive combines the output of a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and two motor/generators. This is done through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission (CVT).

To make things even better, the fourth-generation Prius uses smaller and lighter hybrid components than before. This includes a lithium-ion hybrid battery, replacing the nickel-metal hydride battery (excluding the Prius One and Two standard grade). The battery’s smaller size and lower profile now allow it to be located in a new location, under the rear seat, rather than beneath the luggage area. This means that you’ll be able to have more cargo space in the 2018 Prius. The Prius Two Eco grade provides the highest fuel efficiency thanks to its lighter weight and further optimized aerodynamics.

Toyota offers the 2018 Prius in seven model grades. Each model is equipped as standard with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) which provides a comprehensive bundle of active safety features designed to help protect drivers and passengers from harm. These include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA), and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).

The Prius is all high-tech inside, as well, connecting with devices and music through its Entune Audio systems. Wireless charging (except base Prius One, Two, and Two Eco grades) works with Qi-compatible phones or other devices.

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