2005 Toyota Prius Mpg
Crossbreed Harmony Drive
" system provides phenomenal fuel economic situation as well as ultra-low emissions. An onboard electric motor functions independently or in tandem, as problems require, with a 1.5-liter gas engine that has a digital "drive by cable" throttle to make best use of power while it minimizes fuel intake. A continuously variable transmission is standard and also is operated by means of a small joystick mounted on the control panel. A huge digital screen reveals where source or resources the automobile is presently drawing power; while it's intriguing, specifically to amateur travelers, it could get distracting to the vehicle driver. Anti-lock brakes, power windows, locks and also mirrors, as well as an electrically run air conditioning system come typical, with a keyless entrance and start-up feature amongst the Prius's optional attributes.
Having actually been totally revamped for 2004, the Toyota Prius stays essentially unchanged for 2005, save for a price increase of $540 and the availability of a voice-activated, DVD-based navigating system as well as Bluetooth connection.
The gasoline-electric hybrid Prius can be found in a single, well-appointed design line, that includes a continuously-variable transmission, CD player with six speakers, cooling, 60/40 folding rear seat, power locks, windows and also mirrors, cruise ship control, 15-inch alloy wheels, variable periodic wiper, periodic back washer/wiper, and tilt wheel.
2 option bundles are readily available, which include a "clever key" with distance sensing unit, six-disc CD with 9 speakers, automatic garage door opener, fog lamps and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Prius is a complete hybrid as well as could run exclusively on its batteries under specific problems. It does not require recharging. It gains its maximum capacity in metropolitan driving, turning off its fuel engine when stopped at a light. Price-wise, it slips in between the Honda Civic Crossbreed as well as the new-for-2005 Honda Accord Crossbreed, both of which appearance and act more like conventional gas cars however which can not work on electrical energy alone.
The Prius' extremely strange styling wraps around a comfy and also roomy interior, although the dashboard is strange too, and also its gearshift as well as vehicle parking switch are more uncomfortable than need be. The horse power numbers look tiny on paper, but with the electric motor aiding it, acceleration feels up to the criterion of most similar gasoline-powered cars and trucks; the electric motor raises torque from 82 lb-ft to 295. The variable power-assist steering really feels numb and the auto follows every roadway blemish, particularly when it comes across freeway ruts. It'll take a long time for its gas financial savings to catch up to its sticker label, however when you're talking about an auto that Hollywood celebs are falling over themselves to possess, maybe you can't put a price on cool.
The Prius is constructed in Toyota City, Japan.