2019 Toyota Prius
Ask people to name a hybrid car model, and most of them will think of the Prius. One of the very first dedicated hybrid models on the road, the Prius has simply gotten better with each new generation. At Toyota Northwest Edmonton, we're proud to sell the 2019 Toyota Prius in Edmonton, helping to lead the way to a greener future. For 2019, the Prius adds remarkable new capabilities such as electric on-demand all-wheel drive that makes the Prius one of the most efficient and eco-friendly all-wheel-drive vehicles on the market.
The Prius has a remarkably spacious interior that abounds with premium-touch materials. It features automatic climate control, manual 6-way driver and 4-way passenger front seats with an optional heated power-adjustable 8-way driver's seat, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, and UV glass protection.
Let's looks at the new electronic AWD system, which Toyota calls AWD-e. This system pairs an induction motor on the rear axle with the hybrid powertrain that drives the front wheels. When you need more torque, the rear motor engages. The rest of the time the system operates in front-wheel drive for maximum fuel efficiency. This drivetrain has been designed especially for compact hybrid vehicles, helping the Prius to stay in the front of the hybrid pack.
How efficient is it? The AWD-e system achieves a remarkable 4.5 L/100km in the city and 4.9 L/100km on the highway. Front-wheel drive-only models are rated for 4.4 and 4.6 L/100km in the city and on the highway, respectively. (Yes, hybrid fuel economy tends to be better in the city than on the highway since regenerative braking re-captures the energy of the car's motion to recharge the battery pack. With 212 net horsepower, its acceleration will make you forget you're driving a hybrid. Plus, with a low centre of gravity and a multi-link rear suspension, handling is terrific too.
You would expect a vehicle that's so high-tech to fit seamlessly into your digital life, and you'd be correct. The Prius offers SiriusXM Satellite Radio as a standard feature, along with voice recognition and an available 11.6-inch tablet display screen to help you control your apps and music. The standard touchscreen display controls AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA functions and the USB input.
The touchscreen also provides the backup display from the standard rear-view camera. A Qi-compatible charger lets you charge certain devices wirelessly. The Eco-drive monitor shows you how efficiently you're driving and gives you hints to develop even more efficient driving habits. And models equipped with AWD-e have adaptive front lighting with auto-levelling to improve your view during night driving.
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