If fuel economy is what you are after, look no further as the 2017 Toyota Prius will get you covered. You’ll also get a notable quieter and better-riding character, a generous cargo space, improved driving position, an outstanding fuel economy, and sophisticated ride and handling. Its date of release, although speculative at the time of this writing, should be expected in March 2017.
The new model from Toyota cements the reputation often associated with a Prius especially when it comes to fuel economy ratings. This, however, has become a cliché in this segment and therefore the 2017 Prius comes with even more superior technologies and materials to help complement its already established strength.
This car’s reputation has earned a coveted place as the most popular car in the segment in terms of sales. This hasn’t been achieved on a silver platter though, the exterior and interior design have also contributed to its success.
But the major pivot to its success has been because of its impressive fuel-sipping powerplant that offers combined consumption rating of 52 mpg. Of course, this is every fuel-savvy buyer’s dream. Talking of dreams, there is a new machine in town known as the Prius Eco that can make a whopping 56 mpg combined fuel consumption rating a reality. We are still compiling data on this intriguing model and soon its review will be posted on the site, so keep checking back.
Back to the 2017 Toyota Prius, there is more to recommend other than its impressive powertrain. There is more head-and legroom, a more upright driving position, and an improved cargo volume. And just to be precise, the cargo volume grows by over 14% over the outgoing model.
The ride and handling has also received a major boost from the lower and wider stance offered by the car’s underlying architecture. The bumps are no longer uncomfortable as they used to be in the previous model, and so is the steering effort that comes with an assuring heft.
With such successful credentials in place, you might not necessarily need to check out its rivals as everything you need is packaged in one place – 2017 Toyota Prius. However, you might sample out some of these: Toyota’s own 2017 Camry Hybrid, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, and the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Trims Available – Toyota Prius
Just as before, the new 2017 Toyota Prius will be offered in a walloping six trims: Four Touring, Four, Three Touring, Three, Two Eco, and Two. The larger Prius V and compact Prius C are covered separately.
Interior Pictures & Exterior Colors – 2017 Toyota Prius
The base Two’s list of standard features includes a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, LED running lights, 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable steering wheel, a USB port, a 6.1” touchscreen display, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, voice recognition, a six-speaker sound system, dual4.2” driver information display, and Siri Eyes Free.
Opting for the Two Eco trim gets you illuminated keyless entry, a two-tone wheel cover, ultra-rolling-resistance tires, rear wiper, a lightweight inflation kit, a lighter lithium-ion hybrid battery, and a spare tire.
Interior wise, you get a 7-inch touchscreen interface, white interior accents, iHeartRadio and Pandora apps, HD radio, Toyota Entune premium infotainment system, a leatherette steering wheel, and a wireless phone charging.
The Prius Four offers a power driver seat, rear cargo cover, rear-cross traffic alert, a blind-spot warning, seating storage pocket, and automatic wipers.
Steeping up with the Three Touring gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, LED clearance lights, a leatherette upholstery, foglights, contrasting blue stitching, and a unique rear bumper.
Engine Specs – Toyota Prius For 2017
A pair of electric motors and a 1.8L four-cylinder engine, just as a before, come under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Prius. Both feed the front wheels 121 horsepower via the unique electronically controlled CVT.
It will take you 9.8 seconds to zoom from 0-60 mph with the 2017 Toyota Prius Three. EPA tests drives conducted on the Prius Eco resulted in an eye-popping consumption rating of 58/53/56 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 178.7 in
Width: 69.3 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 27,4 cu ft
Curb weight: 3075 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 9,8 sec
MPG: 58/53 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blizzard Pearl, Blue Crush Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Hypersonic Red, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Sea Glass Pearl, Super White…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 Toyota Prius Release Date & Price
March 2017 is the set 2017 Toyota Prius’ release date at least according to various sources. When we come to the price, expect the plug-in hatchback to cost you a base MSRP of $24,200.
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