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 Kurt Verlin

Toyota Reveals 2021 Prius Prime

Toyota Reveals 2021 Prius Prime

The Prius Prime is the best Toyota Prius you can buy, and for 2021, it just got better. Featuring a substantial no-gas mode and an estimated 133 MPGe when fully charged, the Prius Prime offers the benefits of an electric car without compromising range. Using a twin motor system, the Prius Prime can go 25 […]

 Kyle Johnson

[Photos] Toyota Prius 2020 Edition Honors Hallmark Hybrid

[Photos] Toyota Prius 2020 Edition Honors Hallmark Hybrid

Toyota is celebrating the two-decade-strong legacy of its Prius hybrid with a stylish new limited edition. Just 2,020 examples of the new Prius 2020 Edition will be up for grabs, emphasizing 20 years of the Prius’ launch in the United States. Unfortunately, because the Prius launched for the 2001 model year, it will be the […]

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2020 Toyota Prius Prime Overview

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Overview

As the plug-in hybrid iteration of the standard Toyota Prius, the 2020 Prius Prime offers everything you want in an efficient vehicle plus an added touch of luxury. The Toyota Prius Prime features distinct exterior styling and an interior to match, boasting a massive 11.6-inch touchscreen on select models. With a powertrain capable of getting […]

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New Toyota Prius Finally Offers Apple CarPlay

New Toyota Prius Finally Offers Apple CarPlay

It’s taken a while for Toyota to finally come around to adding Apple CarPlay smartphone integration to its cars, but now it’s finally here. In its announcement of the new, 2020 Prius hybrid, Toyota says the model will be offered with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility on every trim level — though Android users […]

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Toyota’s New Solar Roof Could Add 28 Miles of Range to Prius Plug-In

Toyota’s New Solar Roof Could Add 28 Miles of Range to Prius Plug-In

Toyota is testing a new and improved version of the solar power cells it first introduced on the Prius PHV, a Japan-exclusive variant of the popular hybrid car. Developed in partnership with NEDO, a Japanese national research organization, and Sharp, who manufactures the cells, Toyota’s new prototype can convert solar energy at 34 percent efficiency, […]

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Toyota Launches 2020 Prius Prime with Apple CarPlay and Alexa

Toyota Launches 2020 Prius Prime with Apple CarPlay and Alexa

The Toyota Prius Prime is getting numerous upgrades for the 2020 model year, following in the footsteps of the regular Prius, which was redesigned for 2019. Claiming that “Prime” is a fitting name for the car, as it is “the most technologically advanced, best-equipped Toyota Prius in the model’s nearly two-decade global history,” Toyota found […]

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Toyota Axes the Prius c in Favor of Corolla Hybrid

Toyota Axes the Prius c in Favor of Corolla Hybrid

We recently published an article that explained why Toyota did not believe the new Corolla Hybrid would cut into the Prius market, but it seems the automaker has gone back at least partly on that conviction. The Japanese manufacturer has just announced it will discontinue the Prius c, the hybrid hatchback that had debuted in […]

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gets 52 MPG — Will It Affect the Prius?

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Gets 52 MPG — Will It Affect the Prius?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released the final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup, revealing that the new Corolla Hybrid will boast an estimated combined fuel efficiency rating of 52 miles per gallon (53 mpg city and 52 mpg highway). This puts it well ahead of the most efficient non-hybrid […]

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Self-Driving Toyota Prius Drives Coast-to-Coast Unaided

Self-Driving Toyota Prius Drives Coast-to-Coast Unaided

Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, has posted a time-lapse video in a lengthy Medium post that shows a Toyota Prius driving itself across the United States in just four days without any human assistance. The video starts at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, on October 26, and finishes four days later at […]

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2019 Prius Launches with New AWD-e System

2019 Prius Launches with New AWD-e System

We recently announced that Toyota would probably reveal a new Prius with all-wheel-drive technology, and the automaker has kindly obliged. Unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2019 Prius embraces Toyota’s “Let’s Go Places” slogan with a new AWD-e system, enabling it to go places even in poor weather conditions. Though AWD typically […]

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2019 Toyota Prius Heads to LA with Likely AWD

2019 Toyota Prius Heads to LA with Likely AWD

The Toyota Prius hybrid car has been offered with all-wheel drive for the last three years in Japan, but American customers have so far been stuck with the front-wheel-drive version. That may be about to change as Toyota gets ready to unveil the 2019 model at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show at the end […]

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Toyota Prius Lineup Receives New Nomenclature

Toyota Prius Lineup Receives New Nomenclature

The Toyota Prius is ditching the naming structure it has used since 2010, forgoing the numbered trims — One, Two, and Three — for the more conventional nomenclature the rest of the Toyota vehicle lineup already uses — L, LE, and XLE. According to CarsDirect, the changes will go into effect when the new Prius […]

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Good News: 2019 Prius to Be Styled Similar to Prius Prime

Good News: 2019 Prius to Be Styled Similar to Prius Prime

Good news, fans of efficient driving and of tasteful car design. You’ll once again be able to find both in the Toyota Prius, which will be redesigned to look more akin to the more handsome Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Let’s face it: the current-gen Prius is not a pretty car. When it was introduced in […]

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Plug-in Sales Update: Model 3 Leads Charge, Followed By Prius Prime and Bolt EV

Plug-in Sales Update: Model 3 Leads Charge, Followed By Prius Prime and Bolt EV

Plug-in vehicles have continued their rising trend, marking the 29th month in a row of year-over-year sales gains. This was led by the Tesla Model 3 with an estimated 2,485 sales, but still is not being delivered in the high numbers that the brand promised thanks to problems in ramping up production. Coming in behind […]

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Toyota Prius Prime vs. Chevrolet Volt: Who Will Win in 2018?

Toyota Prius Prime vs. Chevrolet Volt: Who Will Win in 2018?

I have said before that I love the Chevrolet Volt, and for a long time, it has reigned as king among the more affordable plug-in hybrids (I am setting aside the Porsche 918 Spyder from the discussion due to its huge price tag, despite how cool it is). With its 53-mile electric range, nobody really […]

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2018 Toyota Prius c Overview

2018 Toyota Prius c Overview

The 2018 Toyota Prius c is the least expensive hybrid vehicle in Toyota’s considerable lineup. It is smaller and less powerful than its hybrid siblings but not lacking in character or attractive features, with many top-notch convenience and safety technologies offered as standard equipment regardless of trim level. The Prius c also gets nearly 50 […]

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Toyota PriuSRT8 is a Hellcat-Powered Hot Rod

Toyota PriuSRT8 is a Hellcat-Powered Hot Rod

The Toyota Prius is not a popular car among enthusiasts. To most, it symbolizes a future they are reluctant to embrace−one where all cars are slow, electrified, and piloted by only the very worst drivers this planet has to offer. What, then, could one do to make the Toyota Prius a little more exciting? American […]

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Toyota Prius Prime Named 2017 World Green Car of the Year

Toyota Prius Prime Named 2017 World Green Car of the Year

The new Toyota Prius Prime was named the 2017 World Green Car today at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The car was selected for the award by an international jury panel of 75 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world. The Prius Prime was one of 12 new global vehicles entered […]

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