The Toyota Prius was one of the very first hybrid models available and quickly became the front-runner in the segment. With so many hybrid vehicles on the market today, it could have been easy to get left behind in the dust. However, the Toyota Prius is still one of the most successful hybrid cars and continues to pave the way for other models with advancements in active safety and design. The popularity and sales lifespan of the model makes it a great choice for car shoppers interested in a used hybrid. Car shoppers in the St. Louis MO area will find a variety of used Toyota Prius models available at the Ackerman Toyota dealership.
We encourage anyone interested in a used Toyota Prius model to stop by the dealership during normal business hours to see what we have in stock. Or, to browse online, car shoppers can click the button below to be directed to our used Prius inventory.
One of the most common questions we get asked about the Toyota Prius and other hybrid cars is if they need to be plugged in to work. For the most part, unless you are purchasing a specific plug-in model like the Prius Prime your hybrid will not need to be plugged in to work. Hybrid vehicles utilize a powertrain with two engines. One of the engines is electric and is powered by regenerative braking. Regenerative braking uses the energy created from braking to power the electric motor. When the electric motor is depleted or can't supply enough power to get the job done (think passing on the highway), the vehicle switches to a traditional gas-powered engine automatically.
Hybrid vehicles are a great choice for drivers that spend a lot of time on the road during a daily commute or frequent travel as they can offer significant savings at the fuel pump over traditional models. Stop by the Ackerman Toyota dealership today to see which used hybrid and Prius models we have in stock.