Toyota Prius vs. Toyota Prius Prime is an epic battle of green vehicles, where both of these stunning cars represent exceptional value for drivers with differing needs. With all of the tech-forward onboard features that characterize the Toyota brand, there’s no shortage of reasons to test drive these standout models at our La Crescenta Toyota showroom.
The Proof is in the Powertrain
The most fundamental distinction between the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Prius Prime is their powertrains. Both vehicles employ the same 1.8-liter inline-four rated at 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime adds the efficiency and convenience of plug-in charging.
The environmentally friendly Toyota Prius Prime achieves an EPA-estimated combined 54 miles per gallon and 133 MPGe. That allows for 25 miles of all-electric range, making it perfect for short trips around town.
There’s also a driving mode selector that allows you to choose between all-electric, hybrid-electric, and power modes. Drivers can also toggle between standard and high efficiency braking modes, providing improved battery regeneration.
Thanks to its quality Toyota parts, it can even fully charge its battery in only two hours with a 240-volt DC fast charger. The 2022 Toyota Prius Prime features a highly efficient continuously variable transmission, which precisely calculates the optimal gear for your car among an infinite ratio of gears
The Toyota Prius, on the other hand, achieves a similar fuel-efficiency rating at a lower price point, though it is incapable of all-electric driving. Still, for those without regular access to electric vehicle charging, the 2022 Toyota Prius shines as a reliable and economical option.
A Cozy and Comfortable Cabin
Moving to the interior, both Toyota models deliver modern flair and tech-forward features like standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. A vertically oriented 11.6-inch touchscreen available on both models allows for effortless control of navigation features, connected apps, and media.
Both sedans also offer a roomy 91 cubic feet of passenger volume, but the 2022 Toyota Prius delivers 20% more trunk space than its PHEV counterpart, making it ideal for airport runs, road trips, and everything in between.
Test Drive the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime Today
So, what are you waiting for? There’s a version of the Toyota Prius for every driver. To schedule your test drive, call or visit us online at Bob Smith Toyota today!