When consumers want the best in fuel economy, there's nowhere better to find it than with the 2016 Toyota Prius. Even after years on the market, the Prius still stands in the number one slot for fuel perks. The 2016 Prius is no different. The questions everyone wants to know is what gives the Prius such amazing fuel economy, and how good is it.
All models of the 2016 Prius are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, plus a pair of electric motor/generators. Together, these outputs create a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that flood the front wheels with up to 121 horsepower. During times of light to moderate braking, one of the electric motors turns into a generator, which keeps the hybrid battery of the Prius fully charged.
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If there's one thing consumers learn by simply sitting in the Prius is that it offers much more than unbeatable fuel economy. For the 2016 Prius, Toyota definitely went above and beyond in boosting its overall appeal – an effort that most consumers will applaud.
Compared to its predecessors, there are many newly-refined areas worth nothing. The interior, for instance, now provides a more conventional layout. But, as always, material quality and user-friendly technology are still present.
The biggest interior change is the driver seat that is now lower and less upright. This position change creates more head – and legroom, a real benefit for those individuals of tall height.
While head and legroom have increased, so has the cargo bay, which means more space for groceries, luggage or other important essentials.
The Prius hasn't been the absolute smoothest in the past, but Toyota really refined this area for 2016. The Prius now features updated architecture that makes it stand lower and wider than previous models. Add in new double-wishbone rear suspension and the Prius gains enhanced ride quality and handling. Bumps are now absorbed, creating smoothness throughout and heavier steering gives drivers more confidence behind the wheel.
For unbeatable fuel economy, plus much more, the 2016 Toyota Prius is the ultimate choice. To learn more and take the Prius for a test drive, visit us at our Toyota dealership in Washington, PA. We are nearby to Canonsburg and Claysville.