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Picture yourself driving to and from work each day, a twenty-plus mile trip, that you are paying only a dollar or two in fuel costs to make to the office and home. How about something you can do your shopping and not ever worry about the gas light coming on? Do you want all this and the option to still go on road trips without the tether of an electric battery cord? The Toyota Prius Prime may be the answer to all your problems.
Over A Decade Of Experience
In case you weren't aware, the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can cover distances of 25 - 49 miles without using so much as a drop of gasoline. Able to be charged in as little as a couple of hours, the Prime is a versatile little car that works great as a daily commuter or city car. However, unlike other small batteried electric vehicles, the Hybrid nature of the Prime allows it a more versatile performance. With an EPA-estimated combined range of 109 MPGe over an entire gas tank, you can go further with less when driving a plug-in hybrid.
One thing that the Prius gets right, whether the Prime or original variant, is that it is one of the most reliable cars on the planet. Elegant in its simplicity, the Prius has no bad habits or major recalls across the Prime run, with every model sporting lower maintenance costs than other more expensive vehicles in the compact class. While you still need to do regular checkups and fillups of oil, brake fluid, etc, you can expect little to no problems with a Prius. The Prime backs up its reliability with a manufacturer's warranty, which ranges with the model year, but for newer vehicles, the warranty covers 3 yr/36,000 mi basic and 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain.
The Cost of the Prius Prime
The Prius Prime does with a slight increase in price from the aesthetically similar Prius each year. However, compared to other PHEVs like the Chevy Volt, the Prius Prime is the smoothest introduction into hybrid ownership. On average, a second generation (2017-2023) Prius Prime will run anywhere from $23,000 to $29,000, with luxury models changing prices dramatically depending upon available options installed.
The Cons Of The Prius Prime
While no vehicle is without drawbacks, one of the most complex parts of criticizing the Prius Prime is finding something worth criticism. While its EV range is a bit lower than the standards of other, higher-end models, it has enough to get the job done, and most people won't dip out of the EV mode on their daily commute. It makes up for this by being cheaper than the other models and stripping away some luxury trappings while maintaining the core of what makes a PHEV great.
The only further negative consideration to make about the Prius Prime is its rather lackluster performance. Thanks to the battery motor, you can get instant torque and take off quite strongly at the red light or on a freeway on-ramp. However, between 30-60, it feels sluggish to get up to speed, and Prime's small engine may struggle in mountainous trails. Yet, despite its flaws, the Prius Prime is a competent PHEV and a great addition to any household that goes short distances frequently.
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