Automotive experts Lauren Fix, The Car Coach and WLS Drive Chicago’s Paul Brian test drive the new 2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid in sunny California. Check out the pros and cons of the #1 selling hybrid! Lower, lighter, sleeker, and even a tad sportier, there are some big changes to the new Prius platform. Watch the new His Turn – Her Turn video car review!

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid

8 millionth hybrid vehicles, the hybrid leader

#1 hybrid vehicle in the class

redefining what a hybrid can be – Revolutionary Design

TNGA platfrom – makes for a lower center of gravity and more efficient design.

More striking exterior capacity

54 MPG, in ECO 58 MPG in city

started Fall of 2000, now has a big personality change, now 4th generation

new rounded more sports car steering wheel and full color TFT monitors

reduced wind noise and less drag coefficient

new under body panel to make the car slipperier through the wind


System Net Power – 121

Enhanced electric power delivery for improved low speed throttle response

In EV mode – max speed 42 mph

battery performance: Nickel – 1 mile on a full charge to assist.

MPG – 54 / 50 / 52

Prius Two Eco

MPG – 58 / 53 / 56

Overall, the vehicle is lighter, sleeker, more fuel efficient, more compact, more interior space, better design, better fuel economy.

Hybrid battery is now under the seat rather than behind the seat, which lowers the center of gravity.

Prius offer a NIckel hybrid battery, which is smaller and lighter.

Lithium ion battery power on all other models. These are more energy dense and improves MPG.

Handling is improved too. New double wishbone suspension, car handles flatter in the turns, lower center of gravity, makes it more fun to drive.

Improved seat comfort, more comfortable rear seats

No spare tire – tire repair kit

In cabin technology –

Dual 4.2″ Full color FT display

wireless charging pad

heads up display in color – with advanced technology package

lane departure


Drive mode switch – power, normal and ECO

Entune – uses Siri eyes free capable

Intelligent parking assist

Perpendicular and parallel

uses ultra sensitive sensors

IPA with ICS Quick Facts

Available on Prius Four and Touring

(Premium Convenience Package)

Toyota First – offers automatic steering in addition to parking guidance.

Equipped with support functions for:

reverse parking
parallel parking
parallel parking departure

Pre-Collision warning and brake

audible and visual alert and will brakes will engage

Lane departure alert – audible and visual alerts with steering assist correction.

Automatic high beams – switches between high and low as needed

Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection – audible & visual alert and engages brakes if needed. Functions from 7 mph to 50 mph for alerts and braking.

Prius ECO – $24,700

Touring – 17″ wheels – $30,000

Prius 4 and Touring you can add advanced technology package

Fuel cell technology hydrogen powered Murai.

Vehicles Courtesy: Toyota Motor Company

Location: Dana Point, CA

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