After reading the Edmunds review of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, our Toy Car Care professionals think you’ll be more than pleased by what they have to say and even consider buying one. We know how important vehicle reviews are to our customers, and for a good reason. Most people want to know all about the new car they are looking to buy potentially. This review was definitely worth a read.
If you are not familiar with the Edmunds review system, the nice thing is, they are just regular people like you taking test drives in cars that people are interested in buying. They perform vigorous tests on these vehicles and ensure that they are giving an honest review of the points that people are interested in, such as driving comfort, style, interior, exterior, performance, and more. They will even size up the competition. Let’s delve in a little deeper, and see what the results are on the 2017 Prius Prime.
The Prius Prime is definitely going to provide better fuel economy than the older version. The battery is much larger as well, supporting 25 miles using only electric as its range. However, because of the size of the battery, they needed to downsize it from a 5-seater to a 4-seater just to accommodate it, but that gives 6.5 inches more of cargo space! And let’s not forget, that with that extra-heavy battery, the suspension has been compromised a bit also. The new and improved Prius is much better than the old base model, and the brake system has an easy flow about it.
According to the Edmunds review of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, you can opt for three different trim levels and features of the new 2017 Prius Prime:
- Prius Plus: You will know you are in the starting base model of the Prius, but make no mistake it still has a great feel to it, as well as a 7-inch multimedia screen, cloth seats (with manual adjustments), Bluetooth, USB port, and keyless entry for the driver. This is a 1.8 L 4-cylinder, gas/electric hybrid, 4-door hatchback, starting at $28,693.
- Prius Premium: Up a level on the trim ladder, you will definitely feel the difference. A power driver seat gives you added comfort and options. An 11.6-inch central touchscreen and multimedia system lets you interact with style. Premium leather seats by Softex are luxurious and welcoming, automatic headlights, keyless entry options on all three doors (not just driver side), satellite radio, and wireless smartphone charging port for convenience. This is a 1.8 L, 4-cylinder, gas/electric hybrid, 4-door hatchback, starting at $30,393.
- Prius Advanced: On the third and final level, you’ll experience premium audio, blind-spot monitoring features, rear cross-traffic alert for extra security, and steering wheel with heat and comfort. The mirror automatically dims, a head-up display, smartphone app with a charging system, climate control operation by remote, wipers that can sense rain on the windshield, and a semi-automated parking function for assistance. This is a 1.8 L, 4-cylinder, gas/electric hybrid, 4-door hatchback, starting at $34,693.
One item to mention on the 2017 Prius Prime is the weight of the new battery. While this is definitely a bonus for extended mileage, all that weight affects the ride, and the suspension will give you a bit of a struggle over hills and maneuvers.
In the Edmunds review of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, it seems that this new vehicle has all the bells and whistles that make your driving experience optimal and of course, enviro-friendly. Now the only thing you need to consider is when you can get down to your nearest Toyota dealer and take one for a spin! If you decide to take the plunge, remember that Toy Car Care is always right by your side to adhere to a maintenance routine of service and repairs to keep your Prius Prime in the best shape possible.