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We tested a new Clearwater Blue Metallic Prius PHV this week to see all the hubbub was about. We plugged it in for a each night and drove it in our slog around town and on the finishing up with a tidy mpg average for the week. Not bad.

The is simple. You plug it in for a 3 hour on your 120V outlet gives you about 12 miles of (EV) range at speeds up to 62 Once that range is the PHV goes back in to a normal Prius hybrid driving

If it happens your daily about fits into the 12 range, then you can conceivably the PHV as an EV almost infinitely provided you it plugged in when parked. The EPA it at 95 mpge on all-electric mode and 50 mpg city/highway in hybrid only Depending on your mix of both you can see actual mpg easily up into the and 90’s.

The most expensive Prius, the PHV out at $32,000. Our Prius PHV Advanced is the top of the line, loaded with imaginable option which the sticker price to a stratospheric including destination.

Before you reading due to sticker shock, in mind that the Advanced grade comes with the top end and audio system from the JBL which includes Toyota’s infotainment interface for your phone. Included also is a SofTex synthetic leather with heated seats, tech auto leveling LED with cleaning nozzles, and a head-up display in the dash.

Also part of the Advanced package are fog lights and an auto-dimming view mirror with A key feature we liked was a very dynamic radar cruise system that automatically compensates when you get stuck in We loved it on the 101 freeway at rush every car should come this.

The monotone charcoal was a richly inviting place to be the SofTex synthetic leather. we would have liked the article in a car costing $40,000, it lacked the aroma that gives. The heated seats comfortable and power adjustable for the which was a welcome feature.

In day to day the PHV drives very much any Toyota Prius. In EV mode the car is and quiet with a reasonable of power on tap. The gasoline still fires up occasionally in where you have a lot of accessories on or you the accelerator hard.

As it’s already in the 100 degree here in Phoenix in April, our was on at all times, sometimes prompting the gas to run while we were stopped.

The 12 EV range does vary on your driving situations. In it lasts longer because you power back through braking. On the highway it burns off as faster speed takes power.

Additionally, the more you use like the air-conditioning, headlights or the you lose range too.

We did to think the regenerative braking were a bit louder than in Prius model’s we’ve in the past. In hybrid mode the PHV the same engine noise and you get during power transitions come with the standard model.

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The ride and handling character of the has never been called or fun to drive. With the PHV the same with slow steering and a that doesn’t reward you for to drive spiritedly. While the is solid and generally predictable, car isn’t designed to satisfy enthusiastic driving senses.

the regular Prius which a plus one tire and wheel the PHV comes only with 15” wheels and low rolling resistance tires.

The question still Is it worth it? The answer of course on what’s important to you. it feel like a $40,000 car Not really.

For this kind of money choices range well the German car realm and even to the CT-200h hybrid which you close to the same efficiency in a more luxurious package.

If measuring its worth as a financial you have to do the math on how its efficiency you money versus what of car you would have otherwise Spread sheeting this out a $14,115 Toyota Yaris likely make it win the financially argument unless you plan to own it for 10

You can also compare the Toyota PHV with the Chevrolet Volt while comes from a engineering direction, arrives in the same place. Pricing is and they both plug-in, run on then onto gasoline

If you want a bold statement your lifestyle is any price too The bottom line is that the Prius PHV is a car that will a strong value to a certain out there, a buyer to which of its superficial drawbacks won’t be of to.

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