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The Toyota Plug-In is a modified version of the Prius that splits the between its familiar gasoline-electric sibling and all-electric models the Nissan Leaf. Fitted the same powertrain as the regular but with a more efficient, lithium-ion battery pack can be externally recharged, the Prius Hybrid can travel roughly 15 and up to speeds of about 62 mph on battery alone. Both of those go well beyond the capabilities of the Prius and help the Plug-In an estimated 87 energy efficiency rating (MPGe) in combined

In most other respects, the Plug-In variant is pretty the same as the regular Toyota meaning you get the same strengths and Added initial cost also be a concern, but for hybrid who are looking for miserly fuel during short commutes or errands, the Prius Plug-In be an excellent choice.

Current Prius Plug-In Hybrid

The Prius Plug-In Hybrid is a hatchback that’s offered in two trim levels: Base and Both feature the same hybrid powertrain, made up of a four-cylinder engine and a pair of motors with a total of 134 horsepower. Power is sent to the wheels through a continuously transmission.

The Prius Plug-In’s lithium-ion pack, located underneath the seats, can be recharged in about 3 using the supplied 120-volt cable or in about half time when using a home charger.

Standard for the base model include alloy wheels, keyless automatic climate control, front seats, a height-adjustable seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering full power accessories, phone and audio connectivity, a camera, a voice-controlled navigation and a six-speaker sound system satellite radio and an iPod/USB Toyota’s new Entune smartphone system is also standard. up to the Advanced trim level you automatic LED headlights, foglamps, upholstery, a power driver adaptive cruise control, a display, an auto-dimming rearview additional Entune features, a navigation system with a display screen and a premium JBL sound system.

Driving the Toyota Prius Hybrid feels remarkably to the regular Prius. The suspension’s of ride comfort and handling should suit most just fine. Acceleration is adequate for everyday driving, of which of the three powertrain (Eco, normal or Power) you to be in.

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For very short commutes town, it’s possible not to use the engine at all.

The Prius does have some however. For starters, it carries a higher sticker price a regular Prius, and that likely wipe out any potential at the gas pump. The Prius Plug-in also has significantly less range than competitors the Chevrolet Volt plug-in or all-electric Nissan Leaf.

And just like the regular the Plug-In suffers from road noise, disappointing materials and an awkward driving


Overall, though, the Toyota Plug-in should be a good for green-minded car shoppers who want to a very environmentally friendly car giving up the peace of mind comes from having a engine under the hood.

If you are looking for older years, our used Toyota Prius page.

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