...Toyota calls it Touch Tracer, claiming it helps drivers keep their eyes on the road. Other information on the display includes fuel and energy consumption meters, as well as a depiction of power flow between the drivetrain's gasoline and electric components. Interior features include: Standard fabric upholstery; leather optional Optional heated front seats Optional navigation system Under the Hood The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in the Prius is augmented by a number of high-efficiency tricks — among them an electric water pump, exhaust gas recovery, an efficient automatic...
...What is important is that both cars give commuters the ability to plan gas-free trips, thus lessening our overall dependence on oil, foreign or domestic, and moving us forward into a more livable, breathable environment. Both front-wheel-drive cars address consumer anxiety about driving range by mating their electric power systems with small gasoline engine/ generators — a 1.8-liter four-cylinder (98 horsepower) for the Prius PHV and a 1.4-liter four-cylinder (80 horsepower) for the Volt. Both cars handle and drive quite well in the electric-only mode. But the Prius PHV is a bit more...
...The IIInow gets navigation, Entune telematics and infotainment, a back-up camera, satellite and HD radio, and a new Smart Key system that controls all three doors.The IV gains an 8-speaker JBL audio system with reduced power consumption, and the V basically gets all of the above plus the option of the Advanced Technology Package, including an upgraded navigation system with a larger screen, a heads-up display, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, a Pre-Collision system and Lane Keep Assist. Buyers of the IV can opt for a Deluxe Solar Roof Package with the heads-up display and a 7-inch touchscreen...
The Toyota Prius is by far the most common hybrid car on U.S. roads, which means there are a lot of them out there for sale as used cars. A reader wrote to ask what she... read more December 6, 2013 by John Voelcker
Apparently, women like miles per gallon more than horsepower. A British survey finds that women are more attracted to men with green cars, Mother Nature Network reports. A... read more October 25, 2013 by Stephen Edelstein
Toyota's Prius hybrid has undoubtedly done more to raise awareness of green vehicles and improving fuel efficiency than any other single model on sale today. First launched... read more October 25, 2013 by Antony Ingram
Sometimes, there's no need for change. Pricing for the 2014 Toyota Prius Liftback hybrid has been announced, and this year's version of the car that spawned an entire family... read more October 21, 2013 by Stephen Edelstein
Buyers of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will will have a little more cash left in their wallets from now on. Toyota is cutting the price of the plug-in Prius by $2,010... read more October 10, 2013 by Stephen Edelstein