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
3 comments 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…

    1. Anna Striedter says:

      Hi John, Have you considered the all-electric Kia Soul EV? It feels very mini SUV like, gets 93 miles per charge, and is lots of fun to drive. Also, before the end of the year, the Kia Niro plug-in hybrid crossover will arrive in California, with 25 all-electric miles. We’re holding out for that as our second car. We’ve had three Priuses, including a plug-in, but none were as quiet and refined as our Kia Soul EV.

  2. Ron Dupas, Depoe Bay OR. says:

    We’ve had our Prius less than a month and driven 600 miles mostly beyond EV range. So the combined mpg is only 66. Now our trips will be within EV range starting on a fully charged battery. One trip per week will exceed the EV range by just 5 miles; longer trips only every few months. The combined mpg is climbing rapidly. I imagine after a year of this driving habit our combined mpg will exceed 150 mpg. Our electric rate is $0.0735 per Kwh so driving our Prius will be very economical.

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