The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Is Perfect for Manassas

May 16th, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime ManassasTake fuel efficiency to the next level behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. The Prime is the new version of the popular Prius Plug-In Hybrid, and it has everything Manassas drivers want. This new Prius combines fuel efficiency, technology, and comfort to give you a well-rounded vehicle that is perfect for daily drives and longer trips.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Exterior Appearance

The Prius Prime is 0.6 inches wider and 2.4 inches wider than the previous plug-in hybrid model. The front fascia also has deeper creases, making it easier to tell it apart from the standard Prius. You will also notice thin LED-headlamp enclosures that surround a blacked-out center section. The back of the Prius Prime has a wraparound LED taillamp design that integrates into the spoiler. You will find high-strength steel throughout the Prius Prime as a way of keeping it lightweight and efficient. It also has the automatic grille shutters as the standard Prius to help with aerodynamics.

Prius Prime Powertrain and Efficiency

The Prius Prime runs on the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive. This system combines the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with a CVT and a unique electric-drive system. This is Toyota’s first system of the sort that can use both power sources to drive wheels while in EV mode. This should help with acceleration. You will also notice that the lithium-ion battery pack is 8.8 kWh, double that of the outgoing Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Because of all these improvements, Toyota expects the Prius Prime to get 120 MPGe* while in EV mode. It should also have a 22-mile electric range and go up to 84 mph*. A standard outlet will let you charge it in about 5.5 hours. You can halve this time with a 240-volt source. Charge the battery and fill the tank to go over 600 miles without stopping.

Find out more about the upcoming 2017 Toyota Prius Prime at Miller Toyota in Manassas, Virginia.

*2017 Prius Prime preliminary MPG equivalent. Estimate includes consumption of electricity and gasoline energy during EV Mode operation. Actual results will vary for many reasons including driving conditions and how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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