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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Review: Is It Worth Getting?

By James Yu , Nov 09, 2016 08:16 AM EST
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Toyota is known as one of the most competitive names in the automobile industry. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in version of the fourth generation Hybrid Prius that was launched the previous year has made its entry in the market and with its entry comes questions. Is the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime worth getting?

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

HybridCars reported that the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime now has double the previous battery size with 8.8 kWh that results to 25 miles range increase in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode. It now also has 84 mph EV-only speed from the 62 mph it had before. In the same report, it was mentioned that the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime's 133 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) is superior to that of any all-electric and hybrid cars that are available in the U.S. at present.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime's Three Trims Levels

According to Green Car Reports, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will be offered in three levels of trims where the Prius Prime marks top of the line. The other two trims are Prime Plus and Prime Premium, which are the base and mid-level trims respectively. No further details were given regarding what the other trims offer.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime's Price And Availability

The prices for the three trims of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime are $28,000, $30,000 and $34,000 from the base to top trims. From the same news given by Green Car Reports, Toyota stated that the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will be available in all 50 states. 

Is It Worth Getting?

Whether the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is worth getting or not depends on the value the buyers can see and put on it. However, given the specs and improvements the new model has, Toyota's 2017 Prius Prime definitely makes a good option to consider in the hybrid-cars segment.  

  

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