Toyota Releases Details of All-New 2016 Prius
Rumors have been circulating about the fourth-generation Prius for a while, but they were briefly quieted when Toyota unveiled the all-new hybrid in Las Vegas back in September. Since then, things have been pretty quiet, but with the LA Auto Show beginning this week, the Japanese automaker has seen fit to release the 2016 Prius’ specifications to give us a look at what to expect when it goes on sale.
Toyota has revamped the lineup slightly to include six trim levels for the 2016 Prius. New to the crew are a Two Eco model that offers higher efficiency and more technology, and the Three and Four Touring models for drivers looking for a bit of extra swagger. Final EPA figures are pending, but Toyota lists them at 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway, and 52 mpg combined for all models but the Two Eco, which achieves 58/53/56 mpg city/highway/combined.
The 2016 Prius will also come with Toyota’s optional Safety Sense P package, which offers a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high beams.
New features include standard Bi-LED headlights, a larger rear glass door and larger fixed rear quarter windows, a lower center of gravity, regenerative brakes, increased head room, noise-control features, and varying levels of Toyota’s Entune infotainment system.
The 2016 Toyota Prius’ MSRP will range from $24,200 to $30,000, depending on trim level.