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test drivers agree the Prius Plug-in’s fuel-efficient is great for saving gas, but say the car is a total bore to drive. like its quiet, relaxed but dislike its sloppy handling, brakes and numb steering.


varying degrees of pure-electric plus the gas engine and regenerative charging a battery pack, the result is exceptional energy — Kelley Blue And so the parallel-hybrid powertrain design, the suspension setup, and the puny wheels remain, giving the PHV the lackluster driving characteristics as its sibling. That includes the electric power steering and a pedal that has yet to deliver close to accuracy. — Car and (2012) But no one buys a Prius it to turn fast corners. the Prius does best, from delivering exceptional economy, is provide a hyper-quiet and comfortable ride. Acceleration is on par for a far from quick, but plenty for drivers. — Edmunds

Acceleration and Power

A 1.8-liter engine and electric motor produce a combined 134 horsepower the Prius Plug-in. It also has an CVT (continuously variable transmission). The EPA the 2013 Prius Plug-in achieve a combined fuel rating of 95 mpg equivalent on a fully-charged and 51/49 mpg city/highway after the is depleted, which are very ratings for the class.

Test agree that the Prius is not meant to be powerful, but meant to fuel. Reviewers say acceleration is especially when passing on the and the gas engine is noisy. Most say the between electric and gas power can be though some think the is smooth.

Due to the seamless transition between motor and gasoline engine, the 2013 Toyota Prius is a surprisingly drama-free event. Kelley Blue Book The transition is not the smoothest we’ve but it’s not a deal breaker. Consumer Guide Almost any throttle inputs will the combustion of some of your petroleum. It’s a shame one of the most fun things about an electric vehicle — torque — is missing but we doubt this will be a breaker for most of the people who buying a Prius Plug-in — Autoblog (2012) The threshold is slightly higher the regular car’s, but anything than genteel pressure on the go as might be required to enter the or accelerate up a slight hill-and the 1.8-liter four-cylinder stirs a decidedly unsexy moan. But the Prius never has been and will be about driving but rather is about maximum economy. — Car and Driver

Alternative Fuels/Charging

The battery in the 2013 Prius Plug-in can be either with the car’s brakes or by plugging the car into a electric outlet. Toyota the Prius Plug-in can travel up to 11 on pure electric power a full battery. A fully-depleted takes about three to charge using a 120-volt or about one and a half hours a 240-volt outlet.

Toyota owners with a charging which connects the car to a household Reviewers like that the Plug-in charges quickly and happy with the car’s performance in all-electric mode.

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid – 1.8 VVT-i CVT

You’ll only get about miles before the electrons run but the Plug-in charges quickly about three hours on a 120-volt home outlet, or that time on a larger outlet. — Edmunds In the plug-in Prius will reach 62 mph in electric mode. Up to speed it will cruise in electric silence. But ask for more, and the gas cuts smoothly in. — Trend (2012)

Handling and

Critics are somewhat split on the Toyota Prius Plug-in’s Some say the steering is light and which they note can be or bad, depending on your Most others say the numb dull handling, excessive lean in turns and noticeable make the Prius Plug-in a in the handling department.

One reviewer the Prius Plug-in’s regenerative are as strong as the brakes in other in the class, but notes that aren’t as good at stopping the car as are in the regular Prius. which be a result of the Prius Plug-in heavier.

generous sidewalls help most impacts, but at the same there’s a tendency to wallow moguls and other uneven surfaces. Fluffy suspension and skinny tires result in of body lean in even turns. The car’s regenerative which are designed to help the battery a bit, take getting used to in terms of feel. — Consumer Whether operating on battery or the plug-in Prius drives and almost exactly like a third-gen Prius, love it or it. That means you get the same traction, the same constant transmission, the same easy-breezy, electric power steering, and the combined 134 horsepower from the and the pair of high-output electric — Autoblog (2012) In brake testing, a prototype Plug-in stopped from 60 mph in 130 an average result for the class, but 12 longer than the conventional lighter) Prius hybrid. Edmunds

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