...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...
Even car companies have reason to worry about their report cards. Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks and Brand Report Cards today, and in a shock for traditional... read more February 25, 2014 by Stephen Edelstein
The car business is a cauldron of change, but certain things remain consistent. One of those things is Californians' appetite for Toyota Prius hybrids. The Prius range was... read more February 25, 2014 by Stephen Edelstein
Seven hundred thousand 2010 to 2014 Toyota Prius models are among nearly a million Toyota vehicles to be recalled over electronic issues in the U.S. The Japanese automaker... read more February 12, 2014 by Antony Ingram
For the last decade or so, Toyota's Prius hybrid has been the go-to car for buyers wanting something a little more fuel efficient, a little greener than the norm. While still... read more January 27, 2014 by Antony Ingram
It almost goes without saying, but Toyota loves its hybrids--and, seemingly, so do the world's car buyers. The Japanese automaker said it had sold 6,072,000 hybrids as of... read more January 15, 2014 by Stephen Edelstein