Standout Compact Hybrid: 2018 Prius
Toyota is a vehicle manufacturer known for breaking barriers and resetting expectations, a fact that was perhaps never more clear than when it introduced the world to the first popular hybrid vehicle: the venerable Prius. First introduced in 1997, the Toyota Prius demonstrated the feasibility and accessibility of electric automobile technology. The face of automobile manufacturing hasn’t been the same since.
Fast forward to 2018, and Toyota is still leading the pack with a new and improved Prius. The 2018 Toyota Prius has stiff competition from rival manufacturers but remains the standard bearer for efficiency and value.
Under the hood, the 2018 Prius packs respectable punch for a hybrid vehicle. Capable of accelerating to 60mph from a dead stop in under 10 seconds, the Prius has plenty of get-up-and-go. The transition from electric to gas-powered drive is smooth, a well-practiced function that speaks to the years of experience the Prius line has accumulated.
Inside the cabin, the Prius is spacious and sports an intelligent layout. Wide angled windows keep it feeling open and well-lit while high-quality materials adorn the interior surfaces, with generous head and legroom in both the front and rear seats. A large cargo area provides up to 24.6 cubic feet of storage space, with rear seats that can fold down for even more capacity. Driver visibility is outstanding, with a low dash that also grants access to the vehicle’s systems and infotainment software. Along with an available navigation application, this system also provides smartphone integration through Toyota’s proprietary Entune app.
Loaded with features and capability, thoughtfully arranged and synchronized across the vehicle’s systems, the 2018 Prius is everything one would expect from Toyota. Although it is passing into its second decade of production, the future has never looked brighter for the Prius.
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