More efficiency. More potential. Every last detail of Prius Prime has been optimized to help make it the most advanced – and efficient – Prius yet. Cutting-edge, lightweight materials, proven hybrid technology and an optimized Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) system all work together to help Prius Prime reach an impressive, class-leading EPA-estimated 133 MPGe2 3. Prime continues to raise the efficiency bar with a class-leading EPA-estimated total driving range of 640 miles4 3 to help you challenge what’s possible. Reaching these outstanding ratings is easy with Toyota’s legendary hybrid technology that invites you to do even more.
Intelligent drive coach
This available intelligent technology, called Predictive Efficient Drive5, helps boost fuel efficiency by learning your routine stopping patterns. When approaching a recorded stop, an icon will display on the map of the navigation system and suggest the optimal time to release the accelerator. Regenerative braking also activates sooner to recover more energy for the hybrid battery.
No detail is too small as Prime’s rear hatch is made of strong yet lightweight carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, a first for Toyota. This material allows for advanced performance, and makes opening and closing the hatch effortless. Advanced materials like these help increase efficiency and elevate your drive.
EV/HV/EV Auto drive modes
Prime offers three driving modes so that the driver stays in control: EV Auto Mode6, EV Mode7 and HV Mode. EV Auto Mode intelligently selects between EV and hybrid driving based on demand and driving conditions to optimize your efficiency. EV Mode relies on EV driving to maximize efficiency, all the way up to full highway speeds. HV Mode efficiently combines the gas engine and EV power from the HV battery to drive prime.
2017 Prius Prime EPA-estimated combined MPGe. Actual MPGe will vary depending upon driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, and other factors. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information, see fueleconomy.gov
Based on fueleconomy.gov non-luxury plug-in hybrids, as of September 2016. Actual mileage will vary.
2017 Prius Prime EPA-estimated range rating when fully charged and with a full tank of gas. Excludes driving conditions. Actual mileage will vary.
Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Effectiveness depends on many factors. Depending on the conditions of roads, vehicles, weather, etc., Predictive Efficient Drive may not work as intended. See Owner’s Manual for details.
EV Auto Mode requires some level of charge to activate EV drive, and will trigger the engine as the battery drains, especially when accelerating. There are limited driving conditions—largely due to climate and temperature—that may require EV Auto Mode to turn off. See Owner’s Manual for details.
CAUTION! When driving a hybrid vehicle, pay special attention to the area around the vehicle. Because there is little vehicle noise in EV Mode, pedestrians, people riding bicycles or other people and vehicles in the area may not be aware of the vehicle starting off or approaching them, so take extra care while driving. Prime’s EV Mode has an EPA-estimated driving range of 25 miles, allowing it to work under certain conditions at full highway speeds. EV Mode range will vary and is dependent upon many factors, including charging practice, driving style, road/traffic conditions, outside temperature, air conditioning control levels, payload/cargo weight, proper tire pressure, vehicle maintenance and battery age. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. See Owner’s Manual for details.