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Toyota Prius hybrid features and disadvantages

 Advantages and disadvantages of the Toyota Prius




Features that can persuade you to purchase a Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius hybrid was introduced in its home country of Japan in 1997, and its international rollout began in 2001. The electric motors operate at low speeds and can be used for braking or with gasoline engines, which start automatically when necessary

The most recent Prius features a front-wheel-drive (FWD) system with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 95 horsepower and a 71-horsepower electric motor, and in 2019 the four-wheel drive system (AWD) is available with a tiny engine in the Prius. The combined output of the Prius FWD and the Prius AWD is 128 hp due to the rear's 7 horsepower

Features of the Toyota Prius

Economical in terms of fuel usage

With advancements and development, Toyota has reduced fuel consumption over time for the Prius, and the front-wheel drive L Eco model is the most economical in terms of fuel economy, averaging (4 l/100 km) in cities, (4.4 l/100 km) on the highway and (4.2 l / 100 km) combined. In the all-wheel drive Prius (AWD-e), consumption is up to (4.5 l / 100 km) in the cities, and (4.9 l / 100 km) in the cities

establishing and maintaining safety standards

The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package, which incorporates a number of cutting-edge features focused at occupant protection, is available on all fourth-generation Prius vehicles. These features include
Pre-collision warning and surveillance of pedestrians.
digital cruise control .
technology for driving assistance that warns of lane deviation.
auto-dimming headlights .
System to assist with traffic signs.
Audible warning system for people walking close to the car .

Spacious and comfortable cabin

Toyota Prius is a useful car with a spacious interior and gives the impression that all the controls are simple and convenient to use. Most drivers can find a comfortable driving position in the Toyota Prius, and getting in and out of the car is simple thanks to the practical doors that open wide but tightly. The Prius has a slightly sloping roofline at the rear, but it has excellent forward visibility due to the low dashboard, large side windows, and large windshield

Enough seats for adults

The most distinctive feature of the Toyota Prius is that it is a hatchback that seats up to five adults or two adults, especially in the front seats, which are made more comfortable and supportive with newer seats elaborately sculpted, while in the rear legroom is about 84 cm more, but headroom Relatively good, but that can be a bit of a problem for tall people because the hatchback has slightly less headroom than a sedan

vast cargo space

The cargo space of the Prius (AWD-e) without the rear seats folded is 0.70 square meters; With the rear seats folded, the space increases to 1.77 square meters. Likewise, on all front-wheel drive models, rear seat legroom is 0.77 square metres, and the rear seats can be folded down to make more room

Cargo space is large and impressive whether you are comparing the Prius with other hybrid, electric or hatchback cars in its class, for example in the Prius Prime, which has a cargo volume of 0.56 square metres

There are entertainment tools available

The Toyota Prius features a variety of entertainment features that make driving fun and simplify everyday tasks in a useful way, including the following

4.2-inch bi-color information screens with Bluetooth and Siri .

Inputs to many USB 2.0 sockets .

6.1 inch or 11.6 inch HD touch screen in the middle .

10 speakers in the audio system from (JBL) .

Keyless starting and entry into the car .

Automatic high beam headlights .

Electric tilt and slide sunroof .

Navigational aid .

Voice recognition technology

The headlights and taillights are made of LED lights .

15 or 17 inch alloy wheels with smaller, more practical tires .

Windshield wipers that are automatic .

Front seats with heating .

Wireless charger for smartphones

 Start the car remotely .

There are different options for payment

Standard front-wheel drive (FWD) on the Toyota Prius or all-wheel drive (AWD), now available on 2019 models and up, are the two options for people who want to buy a Toyota Prius

Disadvantages of Toyota Prius

Poor engine compared to competitors

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder Toyota Prius has the volume of a powerful engine, but its 95 horsepower is low compared to competitors in the same class, such as the 1.6-liter four-cylinder Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro Hybrid. The 104-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower is also found in the Ford C-Max Hybrid

The engine is making a loud noise

The Prius hybrid system is one of the best, as the car runs well on electric power at low speeds and smoothly switches to a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine for acceleration. However, this engine makes a relatively loud noise, especially when the gas pedal is depressed. Much more

The back window has a blind area

In contrast to a clear front view, the presence of large pillars in the back makes it difficult for the Prius to reverse, and the rear windshield's split from the lower section reduces visibility and creates blind spots

High maintenance costs

While the Toyota Prius' ability to save a lot of gasoline is undoubtedly one of its best qualities, one of its drawbacks is that it can cost up to $4,000 to maintain over five years

Price of Toyota Prius

The cost of a Toyota Prius depends on the model of the car and its accessories

The base price for a front-wheel drive Toyota Prius is $24,525

Starting at $27,300 is the Toyota Prius AWD-e all-wheel drive

Price for the Toyota Prius Prime 2022 (PHEV) is $28,250



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