If you’re looking for impressive fuel economy, look no further than the 2017 Toyota Prius. Additionally, it provides a better-riding and quieter ride quality, improved driving position, a generous cargo space, and lots of standard technologies. The Toyota Prius release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017, at least as per the recent media rumors.
For some couple of years now, the Toyota Prius has continually established itself as one of the best fuel-efficient vehicles in the segment, and the new 2017 model only comes to cement an already thriving vehicle on can buy. But even so, the Prius is not all about thriftiness at the pump, as the vehicle has been refined both on its exterior and interior and this only proves that the automaker isn’t coasting on its success.
The exterior design is radically different from the existing model it is replacing and whether or not it’s appealing should be left for Prius fans. Aside from the styling, one of the most compelling reasons that drives consumers to dealerships in search of Prius is mostly because of fuel efficiency. With an EPA rating of about 52 mpg, what! Yes folks, 52 mpg, things have just gotten better for 2017.
But wait, opting for the Prius Eco gets you a whopping 56 mpg in combined city/highway rating. Throw in the decent road manners and improved interior refinement, and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle worth bragging about at the pump.
There is plenty more to recommend starting with the less-retrained hard acceleration, improved head- and legroom, upright driving position, bumps are readily absorbed, lower and wider stance, and improved cargo bay. There is therefore no doubt that the Prius is one of the most practical vehicle in the segment.
The Prius enjoys a lack of rivalry in its class, but even with some trying to upset its standing on the segment, they’re still no match. They include Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the 2017 Chevrolet Volt.
2017 Toyota Prius Trims
Six trims have been offered for the 2017 Toyota Prius: V, C. Four Touring, Four, Three, Three Touring, Two, and Two Eco.
2017 Toyota Prius Interior Accessories & Exterior Review
Some of the standard features available include rear folding 60/40-split seats, voice recognition, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, fifteen-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights and running lights, a rearview camera, dual 4.2” driver information screens, a CD player, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, and an auxiliary audio jack.
Interior wise, you’ll get HD and satellite radio, Toyota Entune premium infotainment system, Entune app smartphone connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, white interior accents, and a wireless phone charging system.
Some of the upscale features offered include full-speed adaptive cruise control, LED clearance lights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a pre-collision warning system, automatic high-beams, lane departure intervention and warning, contrasting blue stitching, unique rear bumper styling, foglights, JBL 10-speaker premium audio system, full leather interior, wood and metal trimmings, tri-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane-departure warning and mitigation, a self-parking system, a heads-up display, and leatherette upholstery.
2017 Toyota Prius Engine Specs
A power output of 121 horsepower is offered by a four-cylinder 1.8L engine working synergistically with a pair of electric motor generators.
2017 Toyota Prius 0-60 mph takes about 9.8 seconds with the Three model – a slightly slower acceleration with the Camry Hybrid but a few tenths quicker than the outgoing model.
Ultimate frugality is offered by the 2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco trim model that generates an astonishing 58/53/56 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 54/50/52 mpg with the base plug-in model.
The top speed should be expected on its release date, as Toyota is yet to announce additional details.
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: 9,4 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
According to credible sources, we should expect the new model to go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
2017 Toyota Prius price starts from an MSRP of $24,200, the Prius C at $19,560, Prius V at $26,675, and Prius V wagon at $26,775.