When you think of fuel efficiency and hybrid vehicles, the Toyota Prius often comes to mind. Mass production of hybrid vehicles seemed out of reach when the Prius first made its appearance, and now the 2017 Prius Prime hits dealership lots with even more fuel efficiency and versatility than ever before. Read on to check out the engine specs and learn more about what makes the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime stand out from the competition.
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|1.8-L, 4-Cyl. engine||Can run as EV or on gas-power||Four-passenger Cabin|
|Dual electric motors||Plug-In Charging||60/40 rear seats|
|Estimated 120 MPGe||No extra equipment needed||Acoustic glass windshield|
|EV Range: 22 mi. @ 84 mph||Active grille shutters||Heated front seats|
The Prius already has become one of the most popular hybrid vehicles on the road, but what makes the 2017 Prius Prime special? As with other hybrid vehicles, the 2017 Prius Prime comes with a small gasoline engine to use when the charged electric motor loses power. The vehicle is not powered by gasoline alone, and it not a completely electric vehicle. The Prius Prime's batteries can be charged using a simple 120 volt outlet, and will be ready to go in just over 5 hours.
Both power systems work together to offer a very efficient mode of transportation. The Prius Prime can travel up to 22 miles, at a speed of up to 84 miles per gallon, all without using any gasoline. Once the batteries are depleted, the gasoline engine will take over. With the batteries and the gasoline engine working together, the 2017 Prius Prime can deliver a range of up to 600 miles between fill-ups. That makes the Prius Prime a great option for family or a daily commuter looking to save on fuel without giving up on style and comfort.