2014 Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is the world's very popular crossbreed. The four-door midsize hatchback is offered as normal hybrid as well as plug-in models. Normal versions been available in 2, 3, 4 and Five qualities while the Plug-in is readily available in base or Advanced trims. There are additionally 2 other versions of the Prius schedule: the larger Prius V wagon for family members as well as the subcompact Prius C hatchback, which is a city cars and truck.
With its ultra-efficient powertrain, the Toyota Prius is just one of one of the most fuel-efficient automobiles offered in the U.S. Making use of a 1.8-liter crossbreed I-4 producing a consolidated outcome of 134 hp and also paired to a continuous variable transmission (CVT). Regular hybrid designs accomplish outstanding 51/48 mpg city/highway from the EPA. While Plug-in versions are rated at the exact same 51/48 mpg as the non-plug-in, to the PHEV can cruise for 11 miles on EV power alone as well as get to 62 miles per hour on battery power alone. Charge time for the Prius Plug-in is 3 hours utilizing a 110-volt electrical outlet and 100 mins at 240 volts.
While an engaging drive and handling are not its strengths, Toyota offers the Prius PLUS Plan on the non-PHEV to improve the car's driving characteristics with larger wheels and also suspension upgrades. Nevertheless, the Prius isn't as comfortable as the Camry or Avalon hybrids and doesn't drive along with some of its rivals.
Inside the 2014 Prius, the absence of improvement appears due to Toyota's sacrifices in the name of still-impressive gas economic situation. Low-grade interior products, a loud cabin, as well as an unintuitive facility stack controls contribute to a sensation of subpar build quality.
All 2014 Toyota Prius versions with the exception of the Plug-in design, which hasn't been tested, have a four-star safety ranking from the NHTSA (from a feasible five stars). The IIHS also awarded it with a Top Security Pick+ award, scoring excellent throughout 4 examinations with the exception of the little overlap front group, where it racked up appropriate (good is the greatest feasible score).
What We Think
The Prius remains one of the benchmarks of ultra-efficient hybrid lorries with its remarkable gas economic climate as well as value. In a 2013 Huge Test testimonial contrasting diesel and hybrid cars, we commended the Prius for its inexpensive of possession. In addition, in a 2013 Contrast Examination with the Chevrolet Volt, we kept in mind that Toyota has actually thought the Prius Plug-in "inside out," intentionally designing it with gas efficiency in mind. Nevertheless, in a 2013 First Test of a Prius Four, we noted that the noisy cabin, flat seats, and also rough flight with the PLUS package suspension upgrades made the automobile jarring and also uneasy to drive.
-Remarkable gas economic climate
-Low cost of ownership
-Short charging times for Plug-in variants
You Won't Like
-Uninspiring to drive
-Unrefined flight top quality with AND ALSO package