2005 Toyota Prius For Sale
Hybrid Synergy Drive
" system supplies outstanding gas economic climate and also ultra-low emissions. An onboard electric motor works independently or in tandem, as conditions necessitate, with a 1.5-liter gas engine that features a digital "drive by cable" throttle to take full advantage of power while it lessens fuel intake. A continually variable transmission is common and is operated using a little joystick placed on the dashboard. A large digital screen reveals where source or sources the car is presently drawing power; while it's intriguing, particularly to newbie passengers, it could obtain sidetracking to the vehicle driver. Anti-lock brakes, power home windows, locks and mirrors, as well as an electrically operated a/c system come typical, with a keyless access and startup attribute among the Prius's optional functions.
Having actually been totally revamped for 2004, the Toyota Prius continues to be practically the same for 2005, save for a cost boost of $540 and the availability of a voice-activated, DVD-based navigation system and Bluetooth connection.
The gasoline-electric hybrid Prius can be found in a solitary, well-equipped model line, that includes a continuously-variable transmission, CD player with 6 speakers, a/c, 60/40 folding back seat, power locks, windows and also mirrors, cruise ship control, 15-inch alloy wheels, variable intermittent wiper, periodic rear washer/wiper, and tilt wheel.
Two option bundles are offered, which include a "smart secret" with closeness sensor, six-disc CD with 9 audio speakers, automated garage door opener, fog lamps and also auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Prius is a complete hybrid and can run entirely on its batteries under specific problems. It does not call for charging. It obtains its maximum capacity in metropolitan driving, shutting off its gasoline engine when quit at a light. Price-wise, it slips in between the Honda Civic Crossbreed and the new-for-2005 Honda Accord Crossbreed, both of which look and act even more like traditional gas automobiles but which can not run on power alone.
The Prius' decidedly strange designing wraps around a comfy and roomy interior, although the dashboard is odd too, and also its gearshift as well as car park button are a lot more unpleasant than need be. The horse power numbers look small on paper, however with the electric motor assisting it, acceleration feels up to the requirement of most equivalent gasoline-powered vehicles; the electric motor raises torque from 82 lb-ft to 295. The variable power-assist guiding feels numb as well as the automobile complies with every road imperfection, especially when it encounters highway ruts. It'll take a very long time for its fuel cost savings to reach its sticker, however when you're speaking about an automobile that Hollywood celebrities are falling over themselves to own, maybe you can't put a price on cool.
The Prius is integrated in Toyota City, Japan.