Back in 2012, just over a decade after Toyota introduced us to the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, their iconic Prius got a Plug-in Hybrid version. It combined the impressive fuel economy of a regular Prius with the ability to plug it in and charge it so that you can drive strictly on electricity for a short distance. It was discontinued in 2015, or so we thought. In truth, Toyota was just giving it a year off while they built its beautiful successor, which debuted in 2017. Now, we offer the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime in Moline IL.
The Prius Prime built onto the legacy not just of the Prius Plug-in, but the entire family’s legacy. It’s the most technologically advanced member of the Prius family, if not the entire Toyota lineup as a whole. It makes an excellent option for environmentally conscious drivers who drive less than 25 miles a day on average but might need to travel further every now and then.
Why 25 miles? Well, that’s the all-electric driving range that the Prius Prime has to offer. It might not seem like much, but it’s quite respectable for a plug-in hybrid. If most of your driving is done to work and back, maybe stopping out for groceries or running one or two other places in town, you shouldn’t be driving much more than 25 miles. So, as long as you have somewhere to charge it overnight, it’d make a great choice. Then, if you need to drive into the city or to a neighboring state, you’ve got an incredibly fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle as well, with a total range of 640 miles.
When driving on electricity, the Prius Prime has an EPA-estimated miles per gallon equivalent of 133, which is pretty insane. Comparably, when utilizing gas the Prius Prime is still quite impressive, offering 54 mpg combined. Another major benefit? You can get up to $4,500 in federal tax incentives by purchasing a Prius Prime. Give us a call if you have any questions about that or the vehicle in general!