The world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle will forever be the Toyota Prius. While dozens of hybrid vehicles have been introduced since its inception over two decades ago, the Prius remains one of the most iconic and legendary still being produced for today’s market. It has undergone enhancements and redesigns that have allowed it to evolve into an incredible machine that not only delivers superior fuel efficiency but a stylish package and surprising performance to boot. The 2019 Toyota Prius in Palatine IL would be a great option for anyone who likes saving money at the pump, which should be everybody.
Officially introduced in 1997, the Prius didn’t officially go on sale in North America until the 2000 model year. Since then it has triumphed as the industry leader in terms of hybrid sedans and hybrid technology as a whole. Many vehicles have followed in its footsteps and it will continue to lead them for years to come.
Naturally, fuel economy ratings are the most important specifications when it comes to a hybrid vehicle like the Prius, but we want to highlight some of the other things it does well. For instance, the Prius is more stylish than ever before thanks to its recent redesign just a couple of years ago. It’s packed with technology and safety features, like the available 11.6” multimedia display screen or the Toyota Safety Sense P package. It’s even quite versatile, thanks to its hatchback nature. It can deliver up to 65.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat, which is more than a lot of small crossovers!
Even its performance is impressive, as we mentioned. Powered by a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine & electric motor combo, the Prius is capable of generating 121 horsepower while still achieving 58 miles per gall through the city and 53 mpg on the highway. That’s a pretty incredible mix of numbers, and we’re pleased to be able to offer the 2019 Toyota Prius right here at Arlington!