Review of the 2017 Toyota Prius

November 20 2020

One of the best things about buying a new car – or even just maintaining an interest in the industry as a whole – is the fun that can be had once manufacturers begin releasing new models to the public. That is especially true when we are looking at new options that offer innovation and modern new features. To release a truly future proof new vehicle that will meet the needs of drivers for years to come. One of the most anticipated new releases is the 2017 Toyota Prius, which is full of impressive improvements and becomes one of the best hybrid options out there.

The Basics

The Toyota Prius is the first model to be released after a complete overhaul. What might be surprising is that this model in particular is an incredible improvement on the hybrid vehicle concept. One that makes the car more accessible to new drivers while maintaining the benefits that hybrids offer. This includes the lower trim options as well. Where you would normally find a shortage of options, even the cheaper models of the Prius offer features like automatic emergency braking with collision warning, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. It’s an impressively safe car with equally impressive fuel economy, and we think that it could be the right option for a wide variety of drivers.

Performance and Style

The latest Prius offers an elegant and sophisticated new style, especially when it comes to the front of the vehicle. The nose is carefully sculpted and manages to appear both refined and distinctive. The rear end of the vehicle is, unfortunately, where that great design seems to falter a bit. The overstated tail lamps, for example, draw undue attention to the end of the vehicle. Styling aside, let’s take a look at the 2017 Toyota Prius specs. Toyota made a great option with the 1.8-litre and inline-4 engine paired with an electric motor. Combined, this puts out 121 horsepower. This gives the Prius awesome fuel economy without compromising on the power of the hybrid. The 2017 Prius also offers the best ride by far over earlier models.

Comfort and Safety

One of the most important aspects of any vehicle is the comfort and safety that it offers its occupants. After all, we all want to be comfortable and safe while we drive. This Prius model offers active safety features that come standard across every trim option, and they work to keep you and your passengers safe regardless of the situation at hand. Additionally, the 2017 Toyota Prius offers a comfortable ride in both the front and rear seats. It’s also worth noting that even the base models of the vehicle come with a large touchscreen that is used to control infotainment along with a colour information display, keyless ignition, a rearview camera, and even LED headlights. Upgrading the trim, of course, offers even nicer options like softer materials and Bluetooth connectivity.

If you are looking for a great hybrid that drives like a dream, the Toyota Prius 2017 is the option for you.