How does the Prius compare to the Prius Prime?

What is the difference between the Prius and Prius Prime?

Toyota is constantly working on upgrading its hybrid lineup with new model options. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell what the differences are between all of these hybrid vehicles. Today we’re going to help by comparing Toyota’s newest hybrid vehicle with the one that has been around the longest by answering the question, “What’s the difference between the Prius and Prius Prime?”.

Toyota Prius vs Toyota Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius was one of the first hybrid vehicles to hit the market and it launched Toyota ahead of the pack when it came to alternative fuel vehicles. Now Toyota has revealed a completely new model to this family of vehicles. This new vehicle is the Prius Prime. It has new design details and performance capabilities to check out.

Prius Prime Performance

The first major difference between the classic Prius and the Prius Prime, is the fact that the Prius Prime has an increased electric driving range as well as more powerful electric motors and enhanced fuel efficiency. The Prius Prime is expected to offer an estimated two times the electric range of the previous Prius Plug-in model. The Prius Prime can also run on the gasoline or electric motor alone or a combination of both for maximum efficiency. The Prius Prime will automatically rely more on its electric capability in situations where it is more efficient than running the gasoline engine, which is most likely going to be in urban and suburban driving and during shorter trips.

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Prius Prime Design

The Prius Prime also has some new design details. It is 2.4 inches longer, 0.6 inches wide and about an inch lower than the previous Prius model. It also has a more aerodynamic profile and redesigned front grille. This includes advanced four-projector LED headlights, LED taillights and signals that help you see and be seen no matter what time of day it is.

2017 Prius Prime Technology

Besides being more efficient and having some design changes, the Prius Prime also has some new technology features. It has a new and exclusive 11.6-inch HD tablet display that provides navigation and intuitive touch controls. It also offers a suite of Prius Prime exclusive apps that allow you to remotely manage your vehicle’s charging schedule and status, locate charging stations, track and compare your eco driving score with others on social media, remotely control the vehicle’s climate system and more.

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Read More: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Release Date

If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 Prius Prime, call or visit Ackerman Toyota. We will be able to answer any further questions you might have. We can even help you schedule a test drive when the Prius Prime arrives here in St. Louis MO this fall.