I was invited to the New England International Auto Show in Boston and while I was there I was introduced to the new Toyota Prius Prime.
It’s not just a hybrid, it’s electric (boogie, woogie, woogie). It’s a hybrid that you can charge electrically, yes gas and electricity.
The new Prius Prime has several of the regular features, but it also has several, what I call “fancy” features.
The Prius Prime has
- Rain sensing intermittent windshield wipers
- Heated outside, folding mirrors
- Remote A/C
- Pollen filtration system
- 11.6 inch HD navigation/multimedia display
- Hands-free, voice recognition capability
- Satellite radio
- Back up camera
- 60/40 fold-down rear seat
- Heated steering wheel
- Smart key system
- Charging cable for standard outlet
- Collision detection, lane departure alert, steering assist
- Emergency Roadside Assistance
- Intelligent parking
- Hill start assist
- Blind spot monitoring
- Estimated driving range 640 miles, EV mode driving range 25 miles (up to 84 mph)
- Starting MSRP $27,100
These are just a small smattering of what available in the Prius Prime (not all features are available on all models). Besides having all these features, there are also tax advantages available for owning an electric car, they do vary depending on your state.
If you’re in the market for a new car, want to lessen your carbon footprint, save money on gas (and possibly on your taxes) then I suggest you head to your nearest Toyota dealer and check out the new Prius Prime.
Disclosure: I was provided entry to the auto show to facilitate this post, all opinions are completely my own.