2017 Toyota Prius Prime in Napa, CA
Over the last few decades, hybrid vehicles have really started to make a statement as an affordable option for drivers looking to save in fuel costs. Toyota truly started the movement back in 1997 when it introduced the iconic Prius hybrid. Fast forward 20 years - the Prius has evolved and expanded its lineup to introduce a variety of models including the all-new 2017 Prius Prime. The Prime is unlike the rest of the Prius family because it’s both a hybrid and a plug-in.
Our team here at Jimmy Vasser Toyota is going to explore the 2017 Prius Prime further to show drivers what it has to offer. As the most efficient car in America, the Prime is sure to save drivers on fuel costs. With top-of-the-line safety and technology features, the Prius Prime is a step above the rest. There are three models available to choose from: Plus, Premium and Advanced. We’re going to highlight standard and available features to give drivers a better idea of what they’ll get with each trim level.
All three 2017 Toyota Prius Prime models are set standard with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that comes with EV, ECO and POWER modes and pumps out 95 horsepower.
The Prius Prime is paired with an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission that makes for a smooth driving experience.
When driven as a hybrid, the Prime averages 55 mpg in the city and 53 on the highway with an EPA-estimated total driving range of 640 miles.
Test drive the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime in Napa, CA
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime currently has seating for four, but there are talks of five-seat models in the near future. Overall, there is more than 110 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Prime. Drivers will find almost 20 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear for additional belongings. There is a standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with a center armrest with cup holders and a center console, which makes the rear seat both versatile and comfortable.
When it comes to safety, the 2017 Prius Prime is designed to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike. All models are set standard with the Star Safety System as well as the Advanced Airbag System and a tire pressure monitor system. There is a Vehicle Proximity Notification System to locate the vehicle as well as an engine immobilizer for safety. The Prime Advanced model is set standard with Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist as well as a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
We’re going to highlight more available features below:
- Heated power outside mirrors with a folding feature
- Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
- Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation & App Suite
- 11.6-inch HD multimedia display
- Integrated backup camera
- Smart Key System with Push Button Start
- Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging port
Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime are encouraged to schedule a test drive online today. Those interested in learning more about this unique hybrid can do so by contacting our team here at Jimmy Vasser for further details.