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For those excited about what the automotive future might bring, all they must do is look at the Toyota Prius for a glimpse of it. Cutting edge in almost every way, it is easy to see why the 2017 Toyota Prius is the US New and World Report ‘s best hybrid for the money.
The originator of the modern hybrid vehicle platform, the Prius improves yet again, in looks, performance, comfort, and yes, even in fuel mileage for 2017.
So, while other hybrid vehicles try desperately to catchup, the Prius continues to ride headlong into the future with the wind at its back.
A 1.8L 4-cylinder aluminum with intelligence is the main power source of the Prius. A permanent magnet AC synchronous motor is the electric part of the hybrid system. The pair combine for a net 121HP. The system produces zero emissions and all four models of the hybrid run on an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission.
The Prius’ innovative double wishbone rear suspension and MacPherson front struts combine to deliver the most responsive and best handling Prius yet. Advanced metals and smart construction produces increased body rigidity in the Prius for added performance.
The highest Prius trim model has unique and advanced sport tuned suspension for even more performance. The engine platform and the Prius’ aerodynamic exterior deliver an impressive fuel economy rating.
The unmistakable Prius exterior still maintains its wedge shape for optimum aerodynamic flow but now a day’s, with Toyota taking some of the awkwardness out of the design, the Prius is a true looker. The front is shaped and has a fuller, more athletic look. Aerodynamic shapes and more dramatic lines, create a more intricate and sophisticated appearance throughout the body.
The rear spoiler of the Prius gives it the whole visual package a more sporting and balanced look. Mostly, the Prius exterior features serve to contribute to maximum airflow for better fuel mileage, but Toyota has managed to mold it all into a well-crafted, modern, and cutting edge visual standout.
The visual appeal of the Prius continues into the cockpit. More space, less clutter, the futuristic looking Prius interior is minimalist, intelligently designed, and highly functional. The center console area is sharp and clean, as it makes do without a mechanical handbrake thanks to Toyota’s use of an electronic brake system.
Electronic visual information is positioned in the center of the Prius’ cockpit, so that drivers spend less time looking down.
Available feature like 8-way adjustable front bucket seats, Soft Tec fabric, and moonroof add to the comfort and ambience of the Prius.
Toyota offers the most complete safety system among all car manufacturers. Toyota Safety Sense™ is standard on all Toyota models and it includes features such as Pre-Collison System, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Cruise Control. An Advanced Airbag System in the Toyota allows for front side mounted driver knee front seat cushion airbags and Roll-sensing air curtain airbags.
Star safety system is standard as well includes Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB), Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), 7 Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),19 Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)44 and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)10.
Audio Display and Back up camera are standard. The Multi-Information displays all the information in easy to view gauges with brightly lit symbols and numbers. The Available Entune™ is a hub of technology features. It has integrated Navigation and App Suits. And all can be accessed with Bluetooth® hands free communication.
Visit a Toyota dealership today and explore the 2017 Toyota Prius.