The 2016 Toyota Prius Redefines Performance and Fuel Economy

January 27th, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius

Improving upon its already fuel-efficient past models, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius continues to increase its impressive fuel economy standard while putting added focus on performance. If you’re looking to explore the road on a budget, then this hybrid model is the perfect match for you. Drivers are visiting Earl Stewart Toyota to check out the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius, which sports a stylish, sleek design on the outside and a hybrid powertrain under the hood.

Fuel Efficiency

The Prius’ fuel efficiency continues to climb, boasting an impressive EPA-estimated 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway, and 52 mpg combined. If you’re interested in even more fuel efficiency, you can opt for the Eco model, which measures an EPA-estimated 58 mpg city and 53 mpg highway. The new Prius is perfect for drivers looking to go farther, on less.

Performance

The 2016 Toyota Prius comes standard with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine mated to a pair of electric motors. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) also comes standard. The revamped powertrain not only increases fuel economy but also increases performance up to 121 horsepower. Drivers will notice the improved handling and a smoother ride as well, thanks in part to the new double-wishbone rear suspension.

Hybrid

As the pioneer of hybrids, the Prius continues to bring innovation to the 2016 models. With the new hybrid system, most versions come with a single lithium-ion battery pack. while the standard battery on the Prius Two is a Nickel-metal hydrid battery. The lithium-ion battery will be available on higher trims to provide a longer electric-only driving range. The lithium-ion battery can remain charged without plugging into an outlet, thanks to the regenerative braking system that redistributes power and turns one of the electric motors into a generator.

Test Drive the 2016 Toyota Prius Today

Visit Earl Stewart Toyota to check out our selection of 2016 Toyota Prius vehicle’s today! Schedule a test drive online or call us at (561) 844-3461. We’re conveniently located just east of I-95, at 1215 US 1, in Lake Park, FL. See why drivers are raving about the improved fuel economy, handling, and economic design of the 2016 Toyota Prius.

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