The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is the newest addition to the Prius family and while it still values the same hybrid technology and eco-friendly stance, the Prius Prime is slightly different than the original Prius. Hybrid vehicles are at their most popular right now and many automakers have at least one hybrid model available. There may be more options now than a few years ago but the Prius still remains at the top of the hybrid industry. Take a look at the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Toyota Prius comparison to get more information on the all-new Prius Prime and to see what model may be the right one for you.
First things first, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in version of the Prius meaning that the Prius Prime is capable of going up to an estimated 25 miles on a single battery charge. Once the battery runs out, the Prime operates like the Prius and pulls in an estimated 55 city mpg and 54 highway mpg which runs slightly higher than the 2017 Toyota Prius which gets 54 city mpg and 50 highway mpg.
Differences Between the 2017 Prius Prime and 2017 Prius
Aside from some differences in mechanicals, the Prius Prime and Prius have some notable difference in exterior and interior design as well as some feature differences. The 2017 Prius Prime actually only has a seating capacity of 4, which is different than the typical and Prius capable 5 seating capacity. The lower seating capability is due to the larger battery pack. The 2017 Prius Prime also has less cargo volume than the 2017 Prius, by almost 6 cubic feet. On the exterior, the Prius Prime has a different grille with more narrow LED lights. On the rear, the taillights and bumper are noticeably different and the Prime's tail is actually 3.2 inches longer to accommodate the larger battery pack.
The Prius has always featured a futuristic design with all the bells and whistles but the Prius Prime's interior design is a little more futuristic looking than the normal Prius model. The Prius Prime features an enormous 11.6-inch screen which gives the interior a completely different look. While they have their differences, the Prius Prime and Prius both offer customers a highly advanced hybrid model. For drivers that have a very short commute to work, the Prius Prime might be ideal because of its 25-mile range on electric power alone. Come into Arlington Toyota today to test drive the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and the 2017 Toyota Prius to find out for yourself which one fits best with you and your lifestyle.
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