Like the Volkswagen Beetle and the Ford Model T, Toyota considers the Prius an iconic car. Is Toyota correct? Unlike any other car made in the last 100 years, the Prius has brought back electricity as a viable way to power a car. It opened the door for the Chevy Volt, the Tesla, and hundreds of other cars that will soon join the Hybrid and EV car craze.
Here’s are some of the new Prius’ specifications:
Price as Tested: $33,079.00; Engine, Transmission: Hybrid Synergy Drive 1.8L DOHC 16V VVT 4-Cylinder; Horsepower: 134; G-Tac Test Data test at 5430 feet above sea level; 1/4 Mile: 17.35 second at 67 mph 0-60 mph: 9.63 seconds; 60-0 mph stopping: 114 feet; Max Acceleration: 0.44 g’s EPA Fuel Economy Estimates, City: 51 mpg, Highway: 48 mpg; Combined: 50 mpg; As tested: 46.3 mpg; CO2 per year: 4,995 lbs.