The 2017 Toyota Prius is reported to be one of the best hybrid hatchback ever produced. There are several factors contributing to it but the most outstanding would be its fuel efficiency. Critics and car enthusiasts alike have their seal of approval stamped on to the Prius for having one of the best, if not, the best fuel economy compared to its competitors.
Toyota is known for producing quality cars and the 2017 Toyota Prius is yet another addition to its impressive cars. Though Toyota is also known for mass production and uniqueness is not one of its strengths, it makes up in other aspects.
According to The Car Connection, the latest Prius may not have fared well on its expert rating but has garnered outstanding 9 out of 10 points for Fuel Economy. It also rated another 9 out of 10 for Safety, which is another consideration for the practical car buyers.
The 2017 Toyota Prius comes in three grades with two trims within each grade. It starts with two base models, two Eco models with improved battery systems, three models having bigger and better infotainment system, three touring models which have better seating, four models have blind-spot monitors and finally, four touring models with bigger wheels.
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It also has improved exterior. The latest Prius comes with a sculpted nose and the exterior coming in with more shape. This is relatively noticeable and makes for one attractive hybrid car. Not many critics, however, are fans of its rear end. It does not meet the requirements of critics as it generally looks odd.
The 2017 Toyota Prius also comes with 1.8-liter inline-4 paired to an electric motor which produces 121 combined horsepower. It may not be as powerful as its competitors, however, power is not really the main reason for consideration.
As added by Edmunds, the latest Toyota hybrid, Prius Three and has recorded time of zero to 60 in 9.8 seconds. This is slower than all other hatchbacks available in the market today. The EPA fuel economy rating of 52 mpg sets the Prius above all else. Another selling point of this hybrid car is its larger storage space.
The Prius also comes with standard anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The site experts also tested the hybrid and came to a full stop from 60mph in 120 feet. The result returned is average for its class.
There are definitely a lot more improvements needed in the 2017 Toyota Prius, but it still is considered one of the best of its kind because of its ability to save more on fuel consumption. Power, design and overall performance may not be the best of the best but are easily overtaken but its fuel economy feature. It is, at the end of the day, still a good choice for a hybrid car.