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If you’re looking for a dependable and fuel-efficient vehicle that is eco-friendly and doesn’t empty out your wallet every time you go to the gas station, consider the Toyota Prius. Since its inception in 1997, the Prius is one of the most sought-after hybrid vehicles in the marketplace and currently sets the standard for hybrid technology. Toyota remains a front-runner in the hybrid industry because their technology is constantly improving while also providing consumers with a luxury hybrid vehicle that they can afford.

Size and Seating Capacity

The Toyota Prius is a small hybrid vehicle; however, it has enough room to seat five people comfortably. The front seats offer lots of legroom and headroom for the driver and passenger while the back seat provides plenty of room for taller people to sit without feeling cramped. The front seats offer 39.4 inches of headroom. The legroom up front is quite impressive at 42.3 inches, and the front shoulder room offers 55 inches of space.

 

Battery, Range and Engine Specs

The Toyota Prius comes with a 1.8-liter gasoline engine that offers 96 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 105 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. The 11.3-gallon gas tank is designed with a plastic bladder that reduces gasoline vapors, and variable valve timing enhances fuel efficiency. The engine is an inline 4-cylinder DOHC with a compression ratio of 13.0:1, and it has a displacement of 1,497cc.

 

Reliability

The Prius Prime is very reliable with responsive handling, but what if it runs out of fuel? It can run independently on the electric motor for about 25 miles, which is more than enough to get you to the next refueling station.

The Takeaway

If you’re looking for a top-quality hybrid featuring outstanding fuel economy and a history of reliability, the Prius should fit the bill. Come Find Your Drive at Rome Pre-Owned 

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