The Prius has set the bar for hybrid cars so high. The gold standard for efficiency is the Toyota Prius. For more than a decade, the Prius has pushed the envelope and saved millions in fuel costs. More importantly, it has helped to reduce the carbon footprint of hundreds of thousands of drivers.
New technologies make the 2019 Prius even better than its predecessors. The 2019 Prius includes advanced safety features like pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.
Obviously, the Prius’ calling card is its incredibly efficient nature. Drivers of the Toyota Prius can average up to 54 city mpg, 50 highway mpg, and a whopping 52 combined mpg. As a hybrid car, the Prius does tend to get better gas mileage in the city than on the highway, which is contrary to standard cars. This is because whenever you are at a stop or coasting, the regular gasoline engine shuts off and the electric motor kicks in. On the highway, the gas engine is used more, therefore your fuel economy is worse. The Prius features a 96-horsepower, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine along with an electric motor to make up its hybrid engine system.
If you’re looking for a stylish, practical ride that will save you a fortune at the gas pumps, the 2019 Prius is for you. Come on down to Bob Smith Toyota to take one for a test drive and see for yourself that hybrid cars drive just as well and smooth as anything else. We will go over everything else you need to know, or we can simply let you take a carefree walk around our lot. We hope to see you soon!