2018 Toyota Prius Prime in Milford, CT
The Toyota Prius changed the way American car buyers look at hybrid vehicles. For the next logical evolution of that technology, look no further than the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime in Milford, CT coming to Colonial Toyota. The automaker introduced the Prime designation for the 2017 model year. Prior to that, it was known as the Prius Plug-in. Whatever anyone decides to call it, the 2018 Prius Prime sets itself apart from the rest of the Toyota hybrid family by offering a powerful Lithium-ion battery pack that can propel the vehicle moderate distances without using a single drop of gasoline. When the gasoline-powered engine is engaged, the 2018 Prius Prime is reported to be able to achieve fuel economy scores that are nearly unmatched in the industry. If you would like to among the first to own the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime, contact a Colonial Toyota sales professional today.
Just like its inaugural model, the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime is available in three primary trim grades: Plus, Premium and Advanced. The entry-level base Plus trim offers a 7-inch multimedia screen, durable cloth interior upholstery and keyless entry on the driver's side door. Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port are both standard equipment. If the previous model year is any indication, the middle-of-the-road Premium trim is going to be the most popular. This version of the 2018 Prius Prime offers power-adjustable seats, a larger touchscreen interface for the infotainment system and a more advanced multimedia system. Automatic headlights and wireless smartphone charging are also standard. The top-of-the-line Advanced trim dials up the creature comforts with a heated steering wheel and makes getting information to the driver less-distracting with a heads-up display.
Performance SpecsA naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine works with a powerful electric motor and high-capacity lithium battery pack to help the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime produce up to 121 horsepower. It is attached to an electrically-controlled continuously variable transmission.
Range InformationWhen the 8.8 kWh battery pack is fully charged, the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime can travel up to 25 miles, as fast as 84 miles per hour without using any gasoline. When both systems work together, the 2018 Prius Prime has a total range of up to 640 miles.
Fuel Economy ScoresThe 2018 Toyota Prius Prime has an electric equivalent fuel economy score of more than 130 miles per gallon. Using the gasoline-powered engine will return Environmental Protection Agency ratings of 55 miles per gallon in the city and 53 miles per gallon on the highway.