You’ve heard of the Prius, one of the hybrid models that started it all, but what is the Prius Prime? Prime is a new designation in the Toyota lineup. If you buy a Prime model, then you are still getting a hybrid model, but these particular hybrids are plug-in hybrids. If you want to try or buy a new plug-in hybrid like the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime near Los Angeles, CA, then you should come to Toyota of Lancaster. You can check out our current inventory of new Prius Prime models by clicking the link below or you can keep reading to learn more about this unique hybrid.
If you’ve never owned a plug-in hybrid or are just unfamiliar with the concept, let us give you a quick crash course. You can drive a plug-in hybrid just like any other hybrid which drives like any other car. If you want, you never have to plug it in, but if you do, you can charge the hybrid batteries right at home, and with those batteries charged you can actually drive solely on electric power.
In fact, you can go up to 25 miles without using a drop of gas. For many, this means their normal usage, from home and to work and back or from home and to the store and back, will never have to engage the gas engine, but if you go over, no worries, the gas engine kicks on without missing a beat. Once under normal hybrid operation, the Prius Prime gets up to 55-city and 53-highway mpg.
The 2020 Prius Prime comes in three different trim levels with the LE, XLE, and the top Limited trim. All trims can seat up to five people and come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which includes safety highlights like a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, auto high beams, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and more.
The XLE trim adds a larger touchscreen display at 11.6-inches, SofTex trimmed seats, and a wireless phone charging system. Above that, the Limited trim adds a heads-up display, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more!