Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Prius Prime marks Toyota’s re-entry into the plug-in car market.  The Prius Prime offers 25 miles of all electric range and an additional 615 miles of hybrid range for a total range of 640 miles.  The Prime features a 265 pound 8.8 kWh lithium ion battery coupled to an electric motor and a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gas engine that generate a combined 121 horsepower (90 kW).  In hybrid mode, the Prime achieves 54 miles per gallon with an 11.3 gallon gas tank; combined with the electric range, the Prime has a total MPG rating of 133 miles per gallon.  The four-seater Prime is offered in three trims: Plus (starting at $27,100), Premium (starting at $28,800), and Advanced (starting at $33,100).  All trims feature the same battery size, range, and performance, as well as 19.8 cubic feet of cargo space with fold-down rear seats.  The Prime comes standard with quad-LED headlights and tail lights for optimal energy efficiency, a 11.6-inch HD center display info-tainment system, an optional heads-up display (HUD), and heated front seats with an optional heated steering wheel.

  • Vehicle Type: Cars, Four-Door Hatchback
  • Drivetrain: PHEV
  • Electric Range: 25 mi
  • Total Range: 640 mi
  • Top Speed: 84 mph (in EV-only mode)
  • Number of Seats: 4
  • Connector Type(s): J1772
  • Price (USD): $27,100
  • Vehicle Website: Official Website
  • Sources: Specifications Brochure
1 comment on “Toyota Prius Prime”
  1. John Bazan II says:

    Actually this is a question: Has there been any thought to making the Rav-4 a PHEV? We currently own a Venza. My wife loves this car, but we have discussed and decided our next car would be a PHEV. Wife is a big fan of Venza sized Crossover vehicles. Originally we were going to purchase a Rav-4 and we tested both the Venza and the Rav-4. The Venza won that battle and haven’t been able to pry it from her hands since. The Rav-4 in a PHEV format would be a great addition to our family. Just throwing in my two cents…

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