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2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Overview

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2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Overview

What’s New for the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in

There are no new changes for the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in.

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 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Exterior

Like the regular Prius, the Plug-in has a very distinct styling to it that makes sure you know exactly what type of car it is. The square lift gate and streamlined front end come together to create an aerodynamic body that allows the hybrid to achieve optimal efficiency. One of the only differences between the Plug-in and its sibling is the plug-in port located on the side of the car towards the rear.

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 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Performance

As a plug-in hybrid, the Prius Plug-in combines a traditional 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with a pair of electric motors/generators. Together, this system generates 134 horsepower, sending it all to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The lithium-ion battery has more capacity than the battery in the regular Prius, upping the capacity a bit.

2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Efficiency

When the all-electric range is used up, the Prius Plug-in is capable of getting an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined.

2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Interior

2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Overview

For those who know what the traditional Prius is like on the interior, there are no big surprises with the Plug-in. There’s plenty of space for everyone, with an easy-to-use control set up that includes a “floating console,” which offers some great storage space underneath. Toyota’s Entune system features plenty of smartphone-connected service, including Bing search engine, Pandora streaming radio, and even the ability reserve movie tickets on the go.

2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Safety

Government crash testing rated the 2013 Prius Plug-in four out of five stars for overall crash protection. The hybrid’s safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, multiple airbags, a back-up camera, and hill start assist.