Toyota introduced the Prius to the US in 2001. It was the first production hybrid car to hit the road here and it would be a game-changer when it comes to fuel economy. One of the greatest things about the original Prius was that it was a sedan that could fit 5 people plus room for gear.

To mark the 20 year anniversary, the car manufacturer is rolling out the Toyota Prius Special Edition. There will be exactly 2,020 produced of this special model car, based on the 2020 XLE FWD. The special edition Prius will be available in either Wind Chill Pearl or Supersonic Red and will feature blackout trim, a color-keyed rear spoiler, and black alloy wheel inserts.

Along with all the sporty design features, Toyota promises the Prius Special Edition will offer the ultimate in hybrid technology. Fuel efficiency is estimated to be 54 city MPG, 50 highway MPG, and 52 combined MPG. The car will also be equipped with the most advanced driver-assist safety systems that Toyota has to offer.

2021 Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P) 2.0

The Toyota Prius Special Edition standard advanced safety package includes everything we have come to expect from a well-designed compact family car:

  • Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Bicyclist Detection
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

Standard Toyota Technology

The original Prius featured some impressive tech, such as the fobbed smart-key system, dashboard display screen with energy monitor, and a rear view backup camera.

As with all Prius models, the Special Edition will offer a central screen interface. The 4.2-inch color information display is customizable and will include the familiar energy monitor, hybrid system indicator, eco savings record, drive monitor, navigation system, climate control display, and audio system content.

The Toyota Audio system includes a 7-inch touch-screen display with AM/FM radio, CD player, 6 speakers, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. There will be an auxiliary audio jack, a USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity, and two USB charging ports. Voice recognition with hands-free phone compatibility is also standard. The backup camera is also still there.

Final Thoughts

The Toyota Prius Special Edition will be available soon. This car is sportier than earlier models and definitely an upgrade in fuel efficiency. The Prius is an aerodynamically designed hybrid with plenty of interior room for a small family, and impressive technology and entertainment.