2019 Toyota Prius Model Review

52/48  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
10.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
27.4-65.5  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For the 2019 Toyota Prius?

After 20 years of success, the folks at Toyota have decided that what works fine shouldn't be tinkered with. Although the Prius has evolved a bit over those years and now comes with the most advanced high-tech and safety features available, the bottom line is the same. The Prius is a very fuel-efficient hybrid, and that's enough to grab attention. For 2019, however, there is one major bit of news, and that's the available all-wheel drive system. The front fascia has also been simplified, and the area under the headlights now has a smoother, refreshed appearance. The cargo area hasn't been squeezed even with the introduction of a new electric motor and battery pack, something that shoppers often find to be the case when a hybrid power source gets fiddled with.


2019 Toyota Prius Interior

2019 Toyota Prius Trims And Features

The 2019 Toyota Prius is available in two main trims. The base L trim comes with a boatload of standard features including automatic climate control, fabric-trimmed two-toned seats, 60/40-split fold rear seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, one-touch power windows, cruise control, and front-seat map lights. Also standard is a cargo area light, a front console 12V power outlet, and a front-seat armrest storage compartment. On the high-tech front, buyers will enjoy a TFT multi-information display, an Entune audio system with a 6.1-inch screen display, a USB media port, voice recognition, and music streaming via Bluetooth. The uplevel LE trim adds on a front door Smart Key system, push-button start, illuminated entry lights, and an upgraded Entune audio system. This system includes six speakers, full navigation, Siri Eyes Free, and HD radio. Also included is the Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay.

What's Under the Hood For The 2019 Toyota Prius?

2019 Toyota Prius Exterior FrontUnder the hood of the 2019 Toyota Prius is a 1.5L, 16-valve engine with variable valve timing and both EV and Eco modes. The engine is paired to an electric motor that is actually two motors in one. On the all-wheel drive version, the separate electric motor kicks in to enhance the initial traction from a full stop up to about 6mph. When driving over slippery surfaces, tire slippage is common, but the Prius fixes this with a detection system that engages this motor enhancement to speeds up to 43mph. The combined fuel economy is outstanding. With the combo gasoline and electric power systems, the Prius all-wheel drive gets about 50 miles per gallon on the highway, and the base L trims boasts about 56 miles per gallon. Both engines produce about 75 horsepower, so the combined power output is more than adequate for a car of this size.

2019 Toyota Prius Safety Features

2019 Toyota Prius Exterior RearEvery 2019 Toyota Prius comes with the Star Safety System. This includes stability and traction control, an antilock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, and brake assist. The Toyota Safety Sense package is also included on both trims. This package includes a pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. The Prius has a total of nine airbags and comes with the LATCH system of child safety seat anchors and tethers. A tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle proximity notification, and an engine immobilizer are also standard. The Prius comes with an integrated backup camera. The driver and front-passenger seats are equipped with whiplash injury prevention technology.

A well-designed passenger vehicle that's a real fuel-sipper, the 2019 Prius is also quite affordable. It measures up well against the competition in its segment, particularly in the areas of interior comfort, high-tech advancements, and standard safety systems. Come see it at our dealership today, and call ahead to ask about early year discount specials.


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