The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Electric Hybrid
Power & Capability
Building upon the benchmarking performance that the original Prius made for fuel consumption, the Prius Prime takes it even further with new technologies. The 1.8-litre 4-cylinder Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive engine also incorporates New Global Architecture (TGNA) to positively impact the powertrain and drive performance.
Its Fuel Efficiency rating remains best-in-class with 4.4L/100km in the city and 4.6L/100km in the highway. With the added EV Mode on the Prime, it creates an Electric drive of 1.8Le/100km—all while still running on regular unleaded fuel. The Prime will drive in electric vehicle mode only for the first 40 km of your trip. The cost in electricity is comparable to a small air conditioning unit, measured at about $200 annually. The Prius Prime takes 7.2 – 8.8 kwh to charge a fully drained battery. If you were to charge it every night for 365 days during off-peak hours (6.5 cents kwh) this would equal 57 cents a day and $208.05 annually. For the average driver who may drive 20,000 km per year, the estimated electricity and fuel costs combined equal approximately $618 per year!
The Prius Prime also has one of the shortest charging times compared to other electric vehicles, with only about 5 hours to complete a full charge. Still not fast enough? When using a public charging station (240V), Prius Prime can be fully charged in approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. The only time you’ll ever have to account for is the traffic in-between getting there.
Toyota Safety Sense – P
Toyota believes that no matter the destination, everyone deserves to arrive safely. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) offers an advanced suite of safety features standard on virtually all models for 2018. The Prius Prime comes equipped with TSS-P which comes with features like automatic high beams, lane departure alert, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and dynamic radar cruise control. Toyota Safety Sense, just another way Toyota is helping to make safer roads for us all. To watch some informational video on these safety features click here.
Get the most out of your Toyota Prius Prime with Accessories
Consider adding Toyota accessories to really make your ride one of a kind! Contact our Parts department for more information on accessories.
- Roof Rack
- Side Window Visors
- Unique Alloy Wheels
- Ream Bumper Appliqué
- Body Side Mouldings
Toyota New Global Architecture
Toyota New Global Architecture emphasizes the Prius Prime’s design to better improve drivability, while simultaneously producing positive powertrain and drive performance. It’s design allows for a more rigid chassis, while seating the driver in a lower position than previous generations of Prius.
Luxury & Technology
With the Prius Prime, you can schedule your charge times to better fit your schedule or even take advantage of charging during off-peak hours. Additionally, you can even schedule your climate controls to activate as soon as the Prius Prime finishes charging. Of course, every Prius Prime comes loaded with niceties like a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity for its 7-inch display audio system!