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How is the 2016 Toyota Prius different?

The 2016 Toyota Prius has arrived at Downeast Toyota and is adding a new chapter to the incredible model’s story. For 15 years, four generations and three sub-versions, the Prius name has stood for efficiency and practicality. Now that the 2016 Prius is available near Bangor, ME at Downeast Toyota, customers will be treated to a new world of possibilities. For the new model-year, the Toyota design team has completely reimagined the Prius to be sleeker, more nimble and more fuel-efficient that any previously built model. Even with all of these extensive changes, the 2016 Prius still comes with an impressive array of features.
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Toyota fans know how incredible the Toyota Prius is with its incredible fuel-economy and utility. In order to draw new buyers, Toyota has redefined the Prius as simply a hybrid hatchback. On first blush, its very clear that this version of the Toyota hybrid is something different. Many of the dimensions have been changed to make the 2016 Prius sleeker and more aerodynamic. Additionally, a number of the processes and materials that were used in building the new Prius have been upgraded for the 21st century. The result is a lighter and more responsive vehicle. Combined with improvements to the suspension and the 2016 Toyota Prius could make a case for one of the most fun Toyota models to drive.

Highlights of the changes/upgrades to the 2016 Prius

Downeast Toyota customers will have six trim grades to choose from with the 2016 Toyota Prius. Here are some highlights they can look forward to for each version:
Prius Two: This is the base model, it remains very well equipped and offers a competitive MSRP. The following trims build upon what is offered at this level.

  • LED low- and high-beam headlights
  • Folding, heated side mirrors
  • 15-inch wheels
  • Cruise Control
  • Tilting/Telescoping Steering
  • Dual sun visors w/ vanity mirror

Prius Two Eco: Buyers will see increased fuel-economy and additional technology choices.

  • Toyota Smart Key
  • 12-volt outlets
  • Digital gauges
  • Rear View Camera

Prius Three: More options and accessories become available at this level.

  • SofTex-trimmed steering wheel
  • Soft-touch door trim
  • Wireless phone charging
  • LED tail lights

Prius Three Touring: Handling and performance get a boost resulting in an unforgettable ride.

  • Integrated fog/accessory lights
  • LED clearance lamps

Prius Four: Top-of-the-line trim grade. Nearly unbeatable list of features, options and accessories.

  • 8-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat

Prius Four Touring: Everything available for the 2016 model is included on this trim; there are no choices to make.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The 2016 Toyota Prius offers new levels of performance and fuel economy that will take the competition years to catch. Providing the power to move the car is a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine working with a pair of electric motors/generators. Sending the power to the wheels from the hybrid system is a very refined continuously variable transmission. The result of these changes and upgrades is a vehicle that has the potential to reach nearly 60 miles per gallon in the city (58 mpg; on Prius Two Eco).
Additionally, the 2016 Prius is the first Toyota model to be built with Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). As new versions of the Toyota fleet are produced, they will basically fall into one of a number of categories. The idea being that models in the same category will have high commonality of parts; thus lowering the prices for repair and maintenance. From a safety stand point, the 2016 Prius will also feature the innovative Toyota Safety Sense P suite. Toyota is bundling a number of sensors and technologies to cover pre-collision warnings, lane drift alerts and others into a single unit to help raise driver’s situational awareness.
If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Prius available near Bangor, ME, make an appointment with a Downeast Toyota sales professional today.

December 31, 2015
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