2018 Toyota Prius – An Interior Improvement
The new 2018 Toyota Prius doesn’t bring a lot of changes except for the fact that it comes with Prius Prime plug-in versions as well as there is also a larger touchscreen in top-tier models.
In case you are wondering if you should buy the new 2018 Toyota Prius, you need to know that there are 7 different trim levels – One, Two, Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four, and Four Touring. However, the engine, as well as the continuously automatic transmission, is the same for all the trims.
So, it’s time to check out what you can expect from the 2018 Toyota Prius.
2018 Toyota Prius Exterior
When the first Toyota Prius was debuted, most people just thought it was a boring car. There was nothing about its exterior design that could catch the buyer’s attention. However, a lot has changed over the years and we cannot say anything like this about the new 2018 Toyota Prius.
While it may still not please everyone, the truth is that the 2018 Toyota Prius has come a long way. It’s no longer boring or dull and it now featured some avant-garde lighting as well as futuristic lines that tend to suit it particularly well.
The new 2018 Toyota Prius is not only larger as it is also lower, longer, and wider. This makes it more aerodynamic and it just has a presence.
One of the things that we like about the 2018 Toyota Prius is that the low hoodline has a double purpose: to improve fuel economy and to improve the visibility of the driver.
2018 Toyota Prius Interior
Inside the cabin of the 2018 Toyota Prius, you will find 5 seats that are covered with cloth upholstery. However, you can have leatherette upholstery instead as well as you also have the option to have heated and power-adjustable front seats. While there is plenty of space on the front seats, the same can’t be said in relation to the rear seats. The truth is that even though this is a compact car, the room is a bit scarce.
One of the things that will catch your immediate attention is the high-quality materials used. Not only the build quality is pretty good as the surfaces tend to be soft to the touch.
In terms of features, you will love the 2018 Toyota Prius. After all, it includes proximity keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control, and the Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. This last one is different depending on the trim level that you choose. As standard, the chosen one is the 6.1 inches touchscreen display; the Three and Three Touring trims include the one with 7 inches; and the Prius Four and Four Touring come with the 11.6 inches screen. All of them include Siri Eyes Free, a USB port, and Bluetooth for streaming audio and hands-free phone calls.
As we already mentioned, the engine and transmission are the same for all trim levels of the 2018 Toyota Prius. It comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine combined with 2 electric motors. This engine is able to produce 121 of horsepower.
Release Date And Price
While the 2018 Toyota Prius is available on 7 different trim levels the base price is around $24,500 for the Prius One. The price can increase up to $31,000 for the highest trim level. Please notice that we are not including any packages or add-ons.