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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 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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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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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Overview

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Overview

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid version of the regular Toyota Prius, though it offers much more than just a new powertrain. With the addition of the word “Prime” in the Toyota Prius name comes distinctive new styling, a massive 11.6-inch touchscreen, and multiple driving modes including a Recharge mode that uses […]

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Toyota Prius Two Eco is Good Housekeeping’s Best New Hybrid of 2017

Toyota Prius Two Eco is Good Housekeeping’s Best New Hybrid of 2017

Good Housekeeping has announced the winners of its Best New Car Awards for 2017, the full results of which will appear in the magazine’s February issue. Teaming up with Car and Driver, Good Housekeeping tested more than 100 new vehicles over more than 1,200 miles on test tracks and open roads to determine the top […]

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Toyota Prius and RAV4 Hybrid Outsell All Other EVs in America

Toyota Prius and RAV4 Hybrid Outsell All Other EVs in America

Most people already know that Toyota is the most successful of all the manufacturers of electrified vehicles, but here’s a stat that should really drive the point home: in 2016, the combined sale of Toyota Prius and Toyota RAV4 Hybrids outpaced the combined sale of the 27 other electrified vehicles sold in the United States. […]

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New Subaru Impreza Defeats Toyota Prius for Japan Car of the Year

New Subaru Impreza Defeats Toyota Prius for Japan Car of the Year

The 2017 Subaru Impreza recently beat out the Toyota Prius to earn the 2016-2017 Japan Car of the Year Award, which is the most significant automotive accolade given each year in the country. This award is voted on by a panel of 59 jurors, consisting of journalists, racecar drivers, automotive experts, TV hosts, and radio […]

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Toyota Prius Prime Named Electric/Hybrid Best Buy of 2017

Toyota Prius Prime Named Electric/Hybrid Best Buy of 2017

The all-new Toyota Prius Prime is finally about to go on sale and already it is racking up the awards, the latest of which comes from none other than Kelley Blue Book. Each year, KBB honors the best new vehicle choices available in the US market. Of more than 300 new car models eligible for […]

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2017 Toyota Prius Overview

2017 Toyota Prius Overview

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. [wptab name=”What’s New”] What’s New […]

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2017 Toyota Prius v Overview

2017 Toyota Prius v Overview

The 2017 Toyota Prius v is the car you go look for on the dealership lots when you want the biggest car you can get that has the best possible fuel economy. It’s a compact hybrid wagon, which means it’s not quite as big as an SUV—though it gets close—and still manages to be as […]

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Toyota Prius Prime—Delayed!

Toyota Prius Prime—Delayed!

If, like the rest of us, you were impatiently looking forward to the launch of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, we regret to inform you that you’ll have to wait just a little longer—well, maybe. Toyota spokeswoman Kayo Doi announced yesterday that the launch dates were being delayed in Japan by several months, […]

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Toyota Prius v is the Only Car with Good Headlights, IIHS Finds

Toyota Prius v is the Only Car with Good Headlights, IIHS Finds

Ever find yourself struggling to see down the road at night, even though you’re behind the wheel of a brand new car? You’re not alone. The NHTSA and IIHS test all sorts of things to determine vehicle safety—including how they perform in frontal collisions, rollovers, and side crashes, as well as quality of their crash […]

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Are the Toyota Prius’ Glory Days Over?

Are the Toyota Prius’ Glory Days Over?

The Toyota Prius’ status in the automotive world is legendary. Regardless of what you think of its styling or handling (bland and bland, yes we know), there’s no denying that it set something extraordinary in motion back in 1997, when it became the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the world. Today, the Prius is the […]

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Toyota Prius Prime Won’t Launch with Five Seats, but the Next One Will

Toyota Prius Prime Won’t Launch with Five Seats, but the Next One Will

If you weren’t aware, the upcoming 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will only have four seats—and yes, it’s intentional. Toyota says that if it were to seat three across in the rear, it would need more reinforcing material (thus adding weight) and the 3.3-kW charger would need to be placed elsewhere—but elsewhere is hard […]

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