The new toyota prius is very good hybrid car

The best selling and most popular hybrid car in the world right now is once again the Toyota Prius. When the Prius was released back in 1997 it pioneered the trend towards hybrid vehicles. Initially, the Prius didn’t sell very well at all, however, sales start to increase as more models were introduced. In 2003 Toyota came out with  their second generation hybrid vehicle making it car of the year according to Motor Trend.

Rapidly soaring gas prices are another reason why people are looking for alternatives, therefore environmental and health concerns are not the sole reasons hybrids are purchased. Although there are many hybrid cars an individual can choose from, the Prius is the number one choice due to its simplicity and price.

The Toyota Prius’ second generation has improved upon the first one in many important ways. The first generation Toyota Prius was fuel efficient but it only had the additional option of air-conditioning. Compared to the original, the enhanced version was roomier, faster and flashier. It’s the first midsize hatchback sedan on the market which has won many awards.

The Synergy hybrid system is used in all Toyota hybrid models. It possesses a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with intelligent valve timing and permanent magnet Ac synchronous motor. It has 110 horsepower (gas and electric power combined) and it gets 46 miles for each gallon of gas. (city and highway mileage combined, as rated by EPA).

Some features are an electronically controlled continuous variable transmission, as well as an anti-lock system and regenerative breaking. It has 89 % fewer emissions and grants the owner a tax credit upon purchase.

Power windows, cloth seats, micron filter air-conditioners, cruise control, door locks, and keyless remote entry are included as standard features in the secoind generation Toyota Prius. Switches can be found on the steering wheel that controls the climate, audio and cruise control.

Navigational systems with Bluetooth is one of the options customers have when buying the vehicle. The ignition is tuned on by a power button instead of suing the key which make it different than any other hybrid on the market. On the dashboard is an energy motor that monitors the power that flows through the battery pack, engine and electric motor.

The second generation Toyota Prius may not look as stylish as other hybrid cars on the market but its fuel efficiency, eco friendly features and an affordable price make it stand out from the rest. The practical alternative choice is the pioneer.

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