2017 Toyota Prius Prime: His Turn-Her Turn™ Expert Car Review

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Join His Turn-Her Turn™ team Lauren Fix and Paul Brian as they review new styling, fun to drive character, great value, and active safety of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

 

2017 Toyota Prius PRIME

 

The most fuel-thrifty version of the Toyota Prius, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, has been rated using the EPA testing at an industry-leading 133 MPGe. That’s a somewhat complex figure based on a series of measurements comparing gasoline and electricity, and it doesn’t actually translate into 133 miles of any sort of range.

 

Distinctive look with a cutting edge new design, clean modern interior.
Better aerodynamics and futuristic look.
The unique rear lighting at night is very sci-if.

 

11.6″ HD multi-media touch screen in the center. With pinch / zoom functionality similar to a iPad. SIRIUS Eyes free. No Apple Car Play or Android Auto

 

Navigation is standard
Apps to change temperature and charging times, vehicle finder and charging stations.
Intelligent drive coach

 

25 miles of electric range
124 MPe
55 city / 53 why / 54 combined hybrid MPG.

 

1.8L aluminum engine with a CVT transmission.
Dual motor / generator driveline
High capacity battery and quicker charging system.

 

5-spoke alloy wheels

 

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Charging:

Charged through a standard household outlet.
Size of charger is smaller which now offers more cargo area.
You can set a “departure” mode for charging so you car is charged and ready for you.
Full charge takes – Level 1 (household) under 5 1/2 hours
Level 2 – public charging – 2 hours and 10 minutes.

 

Both electric motors propel this Prius Prime quickly
Up to 84 mph in the EV mode.

 

Pedestrian detection and Toyota Safety Sense is standard on Prius.
8 standard airbags, Blind spot monitor, intelligent park assist for parallel and perpendicular parking.
Stolen vehicle locator
Road side assist
SOS and more.

 

EV mode has a heater so it’s starts in cold climates.
EV auto mode – new – switches back and forth, also power, normal and ECO modes.

 

2017 Toyota Prius Prime trim levels:

Plus
Premium
Advanced

 

Competes with:

Chevy Volt

 
Available in all 50 states.

Starting price: $27,100 base level (PLUS) up to $4500 national incentive and more with each state. $6000 less than Chevy Volt.

Loaded tops at $33,100

Partnership with Charge Point gives a $100 credit with purchase.

 

 

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2017 Jaguar F Pace
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Car Courtesy of Toyota
Destination:  California
Music: by AudionautiX.com
Disclosure: Free Royalty Music

 

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