When it comes to hybrid technology, few brands do it as good as Toyota. They are, after all, the originators, having introduced the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle to market back in the year 2000 with the original Prius. Now, nearly two decades later, they have a new version of the Prius turning heads all over again: the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime in Moline IL. Adopting everything that makes the traditional Prius great, the Prius Prime interjects itself with even more electrification, becoming a plug-in hybrid that makes it more efficient than ever before.
Packed with technology and content, the Prius Prime is about as luxury as you can get in the non-luxury marketplace. As soon as you slide behind the wheel you’ll experience a luxurious cockpit that’s convenient, comfortable and connected. We wanted to dive into some of the more specific details about the Prius Prime, to really show you what it has to offer, so keep reading below.
Powered by an incredible version of Hybrid Synergy Drive, the 2018 Prius Prime provides outstanding efficiency and driving range. Its electric powertrain allows for up to 25 miles of EV Mode driving on a full charge, and up to 640 miles total with a full charge and tank of gas. As for fuel efficiency, its EV mode has an MPGe of 133, while its ordinary driving modes achieve an EPA-estimate 54 mpg combined. Add your $4,500 federal tax credit to all those savings on gas, and the Prius Prime is actually pretty affordable.
One of the setbacks of EV driving is charge time. It only takes a few minutes to fill a tank with gas but charging a car’s battery takes much longer. With the Prius Prime, perhaps not as long as you might think. Even when charging in an ordinary electrical outlet, the Prime only takes 5 ½ hours to charge. If you hook it up to one of the 240V public charging outlets, then you’ll get the benefit of all 25 miles in just 2 hours and 10 minutes.
If this information has you interested in a 2018 Toyota Prius Prime, then be sure to get in contact with us right away here at Hiland Toyota!