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Is 2023 Toyota Prius A Good Car?

Toyota Prius


This year, the Toyota Prius hatchback transforms into its fifth generation with a stunning body and upgraded powertrain. You won't believe it when you hear that this new car can reach up to 196 horsepower - the most powerful of any Prius ever! In addition, estimated fuel efficiency is at an all-time high for this model too; expect 57 mpg combined from front wheel drive models. The evolution of the Toyota Prius has been remarkable: prepare to be impressed by what it holds in store now!

Toyota has crafted a completely redesigned cabin that feels more traditional to the driver, with larger screens and even heated rear seats available as an optional feature. The Prius also sports a lowered roofline, wider frame, and lower seating position for enhanced driving pleasure. It will take on opponents like the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and Toyota Corolla Hybrid in order to succeed – thankfully achieving this feat should not be much of a challenge! While no official release date is set yet by Toyota, we estimate it hitting markets around early 2023.

What's New for 2023?

Toyota's 2023 Prius ushers in the fifth generation of this iconic eco-friendly compact with a slew of exterior and interior updates. Sitting atop Toyota's next evolution TNGA-C platform, it has been made more rigid yet leaner at the same time; its wider stance coupled with a lower driving position makes for an improved ride experience. Furthermore, its new 194-hp hybrid powertrain featuring optional all wheel drive will boost acceleration by at least two seconds to 60 mph while still delivering excellent fuel economy - perfect for those looking for performance without compromising efficiency!

The Toyota Prius is renowned for its remarkable fuel efficiency, and it fully meets its environmental promise. Rest assured that this car comes with a full suite of safety features and additional amenities—not to mention 17-inch wheels as well as blind spot monitoring plus rear cross-traffic alert! And all this luxury starts at an affordable price tag; you don't have to break the bank in order to enjoy your dream ride.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Toyota Prius lineup is powered by a single powertrain. This setup includes an efficient 2.0-liter hybrid inline-four gas engine from the Corolla Cross Hybrid Crossover and a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT). Front wheel drive comes standard for all models, but those who desire extra traction can opt for AWD which upgrades the total powertrain output to 196 horsepower with the addition of a permanent magnet electric motor on its rear axle.

Even though the AWD model’s additional power is almost imperceptible, this new car's advantage of 75 horsepower over its predecessor should be. The last-gen Prius with all wheel drive that we tested was eventually able to reach 60 mph in 10.8 seconds; however, Toyota claims that the upgraded powertrain will get there in 7.0 seconds! We have yet to measure it for ourselves by attaching our test instruments to the fifth generation model; but from what we can tell now, this 2023 Prius looks set on being faster than any other before it!

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

While fuel economy for the new Toyota Prius hasn’t been certified by the EPA yet, Toyota estimates it’s capable of 57 mpg combined, or a 1 mpg improvement over the last-generation Prius’s most efficient version, the Eco. It’s a 5-mpg improvement over other versions of the outgoing car. Historically, the difference in fuel economy between the front- and all-wheel-drive Priuses has been marginal, and we expect that to remain true with the new fifth generation. We’ll update this space with EPA info once it becomes available, as well as data from our 75-mph highway fuel economy test. For more information about the Prius’s fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Prius comes standard with driver-assistance technology that many competitors provide only via option packages and upper trim levels. For more information about its crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

Is the Toyota Prius a reliable car?

Is the Toyota Prius Reliable? If you're in the market for a reliable electric car, you can't go wrong with a Toyota Prius. All of its model years have something great to offer, from excellent safety ratings to fantastic fuel economy.

What is the most common problems with Toyota Prius?

One of the most common Prius issues that drivers report experiencing is excessive oil consumption. This is most often due to leaks that are caused by a faulty timing cover gasket. In some cases, simply replacing the gasket resolves the issue.

Why is Prius insurance so high?

The main reason why insurance companies charge you more to insure a hybrid is that they are worth more. Buyers still pay a high premium for buying the latest hybrid technology. If your car gets stolen or totaled, your insurance will have to cover a higher cost.

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