You’ve almost certainly heard of the Toyota Prius before. It might not be the most popular or best-sold vehicle on the market, but it is certainly one of the most talked about and recognizable. Back at the turn of the century, it was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle to hit the global market. Our roads, garages and showrooms might be packed with all sorts of hybrid and otherwise electrified vehicles today, but that certainly wasn’t always the case. The Prius started it all, and we’re proud to say that 20 years later the 2020 Toyota Prius is still one of the most popular hybrid sedans on the market, available right here in Enfield CT.
The fourth generation Prius, which kicked off in 2015, has been the most successful yet. It’s better performing, better looking and safer than ever before, and that’s certainly still the case now. The hybrid sedan’s powertrain combines a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with a permanent magnet AT synchronous motor and lithium-ion battery to generate a combined 121 horsepower.
When it comes to fuel economy ratings, without question the most important aspect of any hybrid vehicle, the Prius is one of the most efficient models on the market. Most models achieve 54 miles per gallon through the city and 50 mpg on the highway, but the L Eco trim level bumps things up to 58 mpg and 53 mpg respectively. It’s not all performance and economy, though. The 2020 Prius offers plenty of great features including the best in technologies and safety features.
For instance, you can opt for an 11.6” multimedia display screen and a Premium JBL Audio sound system, putting the Prius on par even with some luxury vehicles! As for safety, the Prius is off course outfitted with the advanced suite of driver-assistive technologies known as Toyota Safety Sense. If you’re interested in bringing one of these great hybrid sedans home to your garage, be sure to give us a call here at Gale Toyota!