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2017 Toyota Prius Overview

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Toyota became the undisputed king of hybrid cars in 1997 with the Prius, and nearly two decades later, that hasn’t changed. While its new exterior redesign has been controversial, there’s no denying that the 2017 Toyota Prius remains the most advanced and efficient hybrid you can buy for the money.


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2017 Toyota Prius Exterior

What’s New for the 2017 Toyota Prius?

After a complete redesign for the 2016 model year, the 2017 Toyota Prius remains relatively unchanged.

The 2017 Toyota Prius is offered in six trim levels: Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four, and Four Touring. Color choices include Hypersonic Red, Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Sea Glass Pearl, and Blue Crush Metallic.

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2017 Toyota Prius Exterior

2017 Toyota Prius Exterior

On the outside, the 2017 Toyota Prius is all drama. It has the same overall wedge shape that has characterized it since the beginning, but is longer, wider, and lower to the ground than before. Combined with the character creases in the bodyside panels and the angular headlights and taillights, the 2017 Toyota Prius has true head-turning potential and massive curbside presence. It may be quiet thanks to its hybrid powertrain, but it certainly won’t go unnoticed.

2017 Toyota Prius Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on Two:

  • Bi-LED projector low- and high-beam headlights with auto-off feature, LED Daytime Running Lights with on/off feature, LED taillights and stop lights, Heated power outside mirrors with folding feature, Color-keyed outside door handles, 15-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with full wheel covers and P195/65R15 tires, Intermittent rear window wiper, Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers, Active grille shutter, Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna

Exterior available on Two Eco:

  • Bi-LED projector low- and high-beam headlights with auto on/off feature, 15-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with two-tone wheel covers and P195/65R15 tires, Intermittent rear window wiper delete

Exterior available on Three:

  • Intermittent rear window wiper

Exterior available on Three Touring:

  • Integrated fog lights and LED accent lights, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires, Touring grade unique rear bumper treatment

Exterior available on Four:

  • 15-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with two-tone wheel covers and P195/65R15 tires, Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior available on Four Touring:

  • Integrated fog lights and LED accent lights, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires, Touring grade unique rear bumper treatment

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2017 Toyota Prius Performance

The 2017 Toyota Prius is powered by Toyota’s signature Hybrid Synergy Drive, a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine paired with a permanent magnet AC electric motor, which draws power from a lithium-ion battery pack (or nickel-metal hydride batteries on the base trim). Together, the two produce a system total of 121 horsepower and 120 lb-ft of torque, sent to the front wheels via an Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT).

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2017 Toyota Prius Efficiency

No matter the trim, each 2017 Toyota Prius earns an EPA-estimated 54 mpg in the city, 50 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined, making it the most efficient non-plug-in hybrid vehicle available on the market.

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2017 Toyota Prius Interior

2017 Toyota Prius Interior

The 2017 Toyota Prius is very well equipped, even at the lowest trim level. Every Prius comes standard with dual 4.2-inch customizable color information displays, a 6.2-inch color touchscreen, a USB port, Bluetooth streaming, Siri Eyes Free, hands-free phone link, voice recognition, and more. The interior materials look upscale and the clever design of the front console contributes to a greater feeling of room at the front, while–through some wizardry–Toyota managed to make the rear seat feel more spacious despite it being smaller than in the past.

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Interior available on Two:

  • Features: Smart-flow climate control system with pollen filtration; Fabric-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets; Six-way adjustable driver’s seat; Four-way adjustable front passenger seat; 60/40 split fold-down rear seats with center armrest; Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls; Upper door trim with chrome accent, soft-touch door armrest area with chrome accent interior door handles; Smart Key System on driver’s door with Push Button Start; Power windows with auto up/down; Power door locks; Dual sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors; Center console with armrest and storage compartment, white accent on steering wheel and shifter; Cargo area lightweight tonneau cover; Two 12-volt auxiliary power outlets; Rear dome light and cargo area light; Two front and two rear cupholders
  • Radio and Technology: Entune Audio, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, Six speakers, Auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, Advanced voice recognition, Hands-free phone capability, Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Integrated backup camera, 4.2-inch color dual Multi-Information Display

Interior available on Two Eco:

  • Features: Smart Key System on three doors with Push Button Start and remote illuminated entry, Cargo area lightweight tonneau cover delete
  • Radio and Technology: Same as Two

Interior available on Three:

  • Features: SofTex®-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display (MID) and Bluetooth® hands-free phone controls; Soft-touch upper door trim with chrome accent, SofTex®-trimmed door armrest area with chrome accent interior door handles; Cargo area lightweight tonneau cover
  • Radio and Technology: Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation, Entune® App Suite, Seven-inch high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, AM/FM CD player, Six speakers, Auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, Advanced voice recognition, Hands-free phone capability, Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free, Entune® App Suite, HD Radio Technology, HD RadioPredictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month complimentary SiriusXM All Access trial; Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging with charge indicator light

Interior available on Three Touring:

  • Features: SofTex®-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets
  • Radio and Technology: Same as Three

Interior available on Four:

  • Features: SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats with seatback pockets, Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, Cargo area tonneau cover
  • Radio and Technology: Same as Three Touring

Interior available on Four Touring:

  • Features: Same as Four
  • Radio and Technology: Same as Four Touring

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2017 Toyota Prius Safety

Each 2017 Toyota Prius comes standard with the usual suite of passive safety technologies, including antilock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control. The Prius is also equipped with various front, full-length, and side-curtain airbags as well as a standard rearview camera. Higher trims add active safety technologies like blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning.

Standard Safety Features

  • Integrated backup camera
  • Star Safety System: includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)
  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, passenger seat cushion airbag, driver’s knee airbag, and front and rear curtain shield airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all rear seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS)
  • Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P): Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Auto High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Engine immobilizer

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