Twenty years ago, most people couldn't even fathom the idea of a vehicle that didn't run completely on gasoline. Now, almost every vehicle manufacturer in the world has plans to look into creating hybrid or fully electric versions of their vehicles. Even with all of those options, there is no reason to forget the vehicle that started it all, the Toyota Prius. The 2018 Toyota Prius is still an innovator, with a variety of exciting standard and available features, and dynamic styling that is both functional and fashionable. Drivers who choose the 2018 Toyota Prius are often looking for the gas savings, but they're surprised by the standard advanced safety features, like lane departure alert, dynamic radar cruise control, and the pre-collision system. Drivers can experience these and the other features on the 2018 Toyota Prius in Bloomington, IN, at Royal South Toyota.
When most people think of a hybrid, they think of a dinky little tin can that putters down the highway and only really works in the city. This isn't the case with the 2018 Toyota Prius, which has a 1.8L four-cylinder DOHC engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and EV/ECO/POWER Modes, combined with two electric motors. Combined, the 2018 Toyota Prius is able to churn out 121 horsepower. Of course, with the hybrid system, the Toyota Prius provides drivers with excellent fuel economy ratings, for a combined EPA estimate of 52 mpg. On the highway, you'll pull 50 mpg, but the regenerative braking system is able to up the city fuel economy rating to 54 mpg.
Before the Toyota Prius was a household name, it was just an idea, which is how all of the features that eventually change the game start out. Some of the features that you'll be able to find on the 2018 Toyota Prius include the available Enhanced Parking Support, a system that is able to anticipate a collision with an object around your vehicle and perform corrective measures, like sending an alert, reducing power and applying the brakes. Inside the 2018 Toyota Prius, drivers can leave their cords at home with the standard Bluetooth® connectivity, and available Qi-compatible wireless charging. Entune™ Audio is standard across all seven trim levels, providing drivers with Siri® Eyes Free and the ability to call, text, and stream music without taking their hands off of the wheel. To see these features and all the other technology available on the 2018 Toyota Prius in action, visit Royal South Toyota in Bloomington, IN.