2020 Toyota Prius Specs.
The 2020 Toyota Prius is offered with all-wheel-power.
The 2020 Toyota Prius is out there with all-wheel-drive.
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The 2020 Toyota Prius is obtainable with all-wheel-drive.
The 2020 Toyota Prius is obtainable with all-wheel-force.
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We aboriginal encountered the amalgam Toyota Prius at the New York International Auto Show in 2003, and bluntly had been wowed with the aid of mixture about what became again a new archetypal — its glassy automobile styling, the song and ball surrounding its creation, and quality of all, its top notch ammunition economic system. The 2004 Prius, which changed a tiny automobile of the aforementioned call, delivered 48 mpg within the metropolis, forty five artery — arresting gas-economy numbers in the ones days.
Since then, Toyota has retained the basal look, action and character of the Prius, at the same time as tweaking its structure to strengthen its ammunition financial system, comfort, technology and performance. The 2020 archetypal is based totally on a remodel that took homestead for the 2016 archetypal 12 months.
The higher abuse for 2020 was the accession of an all-wheel-pressure choice. This isn’t any off-street warrior; its arena approval is aloof 5.Three inches, and the AWD arrangement cuts out aloft 43 mph. Moreover, the Prius’ attenuated 17-inch tires are advised for minimal rolling resistance, no longer abutting anchor on albino or icy roads. But all-wheel force virtually is lovely in climates like New England’s, and can recommendation addition Prius sales in the location.
Which brings us to our first-rate contempo analysis automobile, a 2020 Prius XLE AWD-e. It’s a 4-door hatchback, basement five. Powering this Prius is a gasoline-hybrid arrangement that may be set to Eco, Normal and Sport mode.
We acquainted the brand new Prius changed into smoother and quieter than Priuses we’ve apprenticed inside the past, and its autogenous abstracts looked and familiar like they were known as for his or her excellent, now not their ablaze weight. The hatchback’s ammunition abridgement is combination one would apprehend from a Prius — fifty two mpg metropolis, forty eight motorway. We averaged approximately 52 mpg in commonly artery using. Power is first-rate and regular, however banal — and apathetic in Eco mode.
With a 10.6-gallon ammunition tank, the Prius can go delivered than 500 afar on a tankful. While constituent versions of the Prius are to be had, the analysis automobile did now not accommodate this feature. The electric ancillary of the amalgam arrangement requires no suitable evaluation or upkeep. Notably, Toyota has endured the hybrid-battery warranty from a hundred,000 afar to one hundred fifty,000 miles.
Toyota offers several versions of the Prius, from the abject the front-wheel-drive Prius L Eco, priced at $24,525, to the XLE AWD-e, which starts at $29,250. With aloof one alternative, the Advanced Technology Package ($800), the analysis car had a sticky label quantity of $31,0.5.
At this degree, the Prius is surely in a position-bodied equipped, alpha with a abounding ambit of assurance appearance — Smart Stop generation, pre-collision association with banal detection, activating alarm cruise manipulate, lane-departure active with council help, automated aerial beams, blind-spot adviser with rear cross-visitors alert, and alike in a position parking help. Many of these look are regular alike within the lowest-priced model.
Engine: Gasoline-electric hybrid, 1.8-liter inline Four with two electric powered cars, 121 gathered horsepower
Transmission: continuously capricious computerized
Weight: three,220 lb.
Suspension: MacPherson strut front, multi-link rear
Wheels: 17-in. 5-spoke admixture with titanium-finished inserts
Tires: P215/45R17 all-season
Seating capacity: five
Luggage capacity: 24.6 cu. Feet.
Maximum burden capacity: 50.7 cu. Feet.
Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal.
Fuel financial system: fifty two mpg metropolis, forty eight mpg motorway
Fuel type: Regular unleaded fuel
Also preferred, within the evaluation automobile, have been palms-free Bluetooth buzz and music, Apple CarPlay compatibility, acrimonious seats and council wheel, push-button start, and SofTex-trimmed seats. The superior brazier seats are both bendable and supportive.
The 2020 Prius accustomed an all-embracing five-megastar appraisement in government blast checks, and the agnate 2019 archetypal became rated a Top Assurance Pick via the Insurance Institute for Artery Safety.
Competitors accommodate the plenty-stepped forward Honda Insight and the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid. Neither archetypal has seem abutting to the Prius in anniversary sales, admitting the actuality Prius income accept plummeted from a aerial of 236,655 in 2012 to sixty nine,718 aftermost yr.
Steven Macoy ([email protected]) is an established vehicle enthusiast and complete-time editor who lives in Bethel.