2017 Toyota Prius Review

2017 Toyota Prius is interesting toy for older boys and here we can see why. If you’re looking for highlights such as impressive fuel economy ratings, improved driving position, a generous cargo space, and a notably hush interior, look no further than the 2017 Toyota Prius. The vehicle offers plenty of upscale materials and technologies as well. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 2nd Q of 2017.

The redesigned 2017 Toyota Prius has a styling unlike anything we’ve seen before, unless you count the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, which seems to have been the inspiration. Its reputation as a fuel efficient vehicle has been upheld strongly by the new model, and offers an impressive fuel consumption rating relative to what the segment offers.

The exterior design, and to some extent the interior design, has radically changed and it might prove challenging to like especially for current users of the model who’d want to upgrade their vehicles to the 2017 version. Toyota isn’t coasting on its success, in fact, the company is continuing to dominate in the hybrid market.

2017 Toyota Prius spy shots

Although the most appealing and compelling aspect of owning the Prius would be because of its impressive fuel economy ratings, the new model offers plenty of other appealing items that you wouldn’t expect it to boast of. Let’s talk of space: the Prius offers plenty of leg- and headroom for its users and even tall drivers will find it comfortable. Further aback, the cargo volume, though it might not be the best in the segment, is still voluptuous enough to offer adequate space for every passenger’s cargo.

2017 Toyota Prius design

Under the hood, Toyota hasn’t made any substantial changes with its suspension being the greatest beneficiary. Other changes include a slightly better acceleration and a quieter ride quality. The power output remains unaltered.

Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and supportive and you’ll find driving for long distances less tiring than before. The odd-seating position has been overhauled by the more natural oriented-seat design. In a nutshell, the Prius seems to have gotten most things right this time round (not that the previous model was disappointing either).

But even with all these features in place, the 2017 Toyota Prius seems to suffer from several things such as a less spacious backseat like in the previous model, a polarizing styling, and offset gauges. Other than that, the 2017 Toyota Prius is more than your liking.

Other alternatives in the segment include the 2017 Ford Fusion, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, and the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

2017 Toyota Prius spy shots rear

Trims Available – Toyota Prius

The five-passenger 2017 Toyota Prius is offered in Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four, and Four Touring. Details aboth the Prius C and V reviews should be expected on its release date.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Toyota Prius Interior Review

Accessories and features offered as standard items include a 4.2” driver information display, automatic LED headlights, 15” alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, LED running lights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, heated mirrors, a six-speaker audio system, cloth upholstery, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a CD player, adaptive cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, a folding 60/40-split rear seat, and Siri Eyes Free connectivity.

Optional features which can be found on the top trims include a 10-speaker JBL premium audio system, tri-zone automatic climate control, a heads-up display, lane-departure mitigation and warning system, automatic high-beams, full-speed adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning system, LED clearance lights, 17” alloy wheels, contrasting blue stitching, leatherette upholstery, a rear cargo cover, and blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert.

2017 Toyota Prius inside

2017 Toyota Prius Engine Specs

Under the hood of the four-door, five-passenger 2017 Toyota Prius is a combination of a four-cylinder 1.8L engine and a pair of electric motors working in synergy to produce about 121 horsepower. This power is then fed to the front wheels via the Continuously Variable Transmission system.

It will only take you about 9.8 seconds to get past 60 mph with the 2017 Toyota Prius Three. This is a solid acceleration considering the previous 2017 Toyota Camry takes 2.1 seconds more to zoom past the same mark.

EPA says we should expect a fuel return of about 50/54/52 mpg on the highway/city/combined. However, those looking for more frugality should consider opting for the astonishing 53/58/56 mpg rating for the new Prius Two model.

2017 Toyota Prius front grille

2017 Toyota Prius engine

2017 Toyota Prius Release Date & Price

According to various sources, its release should be anticipated sometime during the 2nd Q of 2017. As for the price, don’t act surprised when you encounter an MSRP price tag of $24,200.

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