Kelly Blue Book recently awarded the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime the Electric/Hybrid Best Buy of 2017. The reasons are obvious. According to a spokesperson for Toyota, the company set out to design, build, and deliver the most efficient car in America. I think they succeeded.
Is the Toyota Prius Prime a Top Choice for Families?
The new Toyota Prius Prime is able to maintain a pure electrical charge for up to 25 miles, the estimated average daily commute. The hybrid electric and gas engine will deliver 640 miles of driving with a full tank of gas. The electric battery can be charged by plugging into a public electric charging station or an optional home charging station. Public stations are already available at many commuter parking lots, train stations, super markets, big box stores, and corporate centers. More public stations are planned for 2017 across the country.
The Prime has all the standard safety features that you would expect in a car for yourself or for a family. Some of these features include Stability and Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Smart Stop Technology, Pedestrian Detection, Air Bags, Blind Spot Monitor, and a Backup Camera for parking assistance.
There is plenty of room for 5 people plus cargo space beneath the hatch behind the rear seats. The rear seats have LATCH technology, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. This vehicle is well designed for child car seats. The lightweight body is reinforced with a high tensile strength steel frame.
The energy efficiency of this car beats any other introduced for 2017. On average, the fuel efficiency ranges from 54 MPG to 113 MPGe. This is a very attractive feature for families looking to save on the cost of fuel. Fuel costs per year are approximately 1/2 of what you would spend on a comparably sized 1.8 liter, 4 cylinder, gas fueled vehicle.
The starting price for the Toyota Prius Prime is attractive at $27,100.00. There are federal tax incentives of up to $4,500, and some states offer sales tax incentives for purchasing a fuel efficient, eco-friendly automobile. This highly awarded car from Toyota is priced right for a small family that wants a safe means of transportation with financial rewards built from its efficiency.