2018 Toyota Prius Prime

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Although we could expect something new with the name 2018 Toyota Prius Prime, it seems to be nothing new. The name is obviously given to attract buyers always eager to adventures and changes, but that will be the only novelties worth of mentioning. On the other hand, the manufacturer has recognized failures and possibly complaints on the previous model and changing them and improving some details, mostly in term of engine strength and exterior design obviously wants to attract old buyers again. If we look the cabin and interior equipment, there are only a few changes, too.

Exterior

As the old model released only a year ago, the manufacturer has nothing to change on new 2018 Toyota Prius Prime. There is still the same sharp front end, with rhomboidal plastic gridded protection in the middle of front bumper and thin LED front lights on the sides of the bumper. Lights are perfectly incorporated into the hood line, followed by small LED cubes as daily lights. There is also the similar line on the side of the front bumper instead of classic fog lights. The upper rear end has usual decorations, shaped in sharp lines and modernly designed rear lights.

Interior

The modern but classy cabin is fully made of quality leather with details in chrome. According to test driving, it offers an average level of comfort and enjoyment, thanks to the adjustable and shaped leathered seats, while the space for leg seems large enough for tall passengers. The simple dashboard has large, 11.6-inch touchscreen with very rich infotainment system incorporated in it. There is thin display with the important information above it, too. There is usual equipment in 2018 Toyota Prius Prime-like in other Toyota cars, including navigation, cruise control, heated mirrors, six-speaker audio system and auto climate control.

Engine

The engine in 2018 Toyota Prius Prime is a standard 1.8-liter petrol four-cylinder engine with electric motor paired with it. Together they send 121 horsepower and use fuel in combined driving around 33 mpg. As always, Toyota built-in perfect safety system like in other vehicles from their factories, and that is IIHS Top Safety Picks + vehicle. On test driving, this system has been marked as highly safe and stable.

2018 Toyota Prius Prime Price and Release Date

Base price for 2018 Toyota Prius Prime is around $27,000, while the price for higher trims could go over $33,000 with additional equipment. As the old model is still on saloons, we should expect this at the end of the year.