When shopping for a hybrid car, most people still think they are going to sacrifice performance, space, and all those extras found in true luxury vehicles. The Toyota Prius continues to shatter this misconception with its line of functional, efficient, and surprisingly versatile vehicles. Before you head out to check out the Toyota Prius Baltimore has available on their lots, read up and learn everything it can do.
Skip the Trip to the Gas Pumps
Of course you expect the Prius to be efficient, but the 1.8L 4-cylinder gas engine pairs with the 53 kW electric motor to deliver up to an EPA-estimated 56 mpg highway. That’s right, you’ll be commuting the entire week–over 300 miles–and using just six gallons of fuel. Every inch of the exterior is carefully sculpted to help the familiar vehicle slip through the air with the least resistance, from its active grille shutters to side panels to the rear diffuser. Smart climate control technology inside reduces the load on the power plant so you keep cool without significantly affecting gas mileage.
Heated Seats and Hands-Free Calling
Inside you can seat up to 5 comfortably in the Prius or fold down part or all of the 40/60-split rear seat to open up to 65.5 cubic feet of cargo space. However, it doesn’t end with just a place to sit. Opt for upgrades available in the Prius Four and enjoy SofTex-trimmed heated front seats with automatic climate controls. Use either the available wireless charging station or plug into one of several USB ports to keep your smartphone powered up. Meanwhile, connect to the Entune audio system through Bluetooth technology to access contacts, playlists, and navigation for turn-by-turn directions no matter where you might be exploring.
Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams
Now for the really tech-savvy perks. Each vehicle comes loaded with the Toyota Safety Sense P suite which includes convenient a safe options like the adaptive cruise control that tracks the speed of other vehicles on the road and automatically maintains a safe following distance at all times. The automatic high beams look for oncoming traffic when traveling over dark roads and switches to low so you aren’t blinding another driver. Rear cameras, side-curtain airbags, and blind-spot detection round out the complete safety suite.
In the end, when you opt to purchase a Toyota Prius Baltimore has in stock and for sale, the only thing you might sacrifice is the time it takes to top up the tank of your current gas guzzler. Take one for a test drive today!