When you hear the word “hybrid”, the big chances are that you will think on 2015 Toyota Prius. It offers excellent fuel economy with decent performance. The Toyota Prius 2015 is available as traditional and plug-in model. This 5-door hatchback is powered by combination of thrifty petrol engine and electric motor with regenerative braking.
2015 Toyota Prius redesign
When you look at the Toyota Prius 2015 you can’t say that it doesn’t stand apart from other vehicles on the road. Some people like it and some don’t. Its sleek and sharp design helps it to be recognizable among competition and to have best coefficient of drag (0,25) than any other production car in the world. Using aluminum for the rear hatch, hood, front stabilizer and brake calipers weight of the new Prius is shredded to 3,042 pounds of curb weight. The base model is equipped with 15-inch wheel size while 17-inch comes as an option. On the front fascia there are new LED headlights with daytime running lights that help to reduce power consumption. There are eight 2015 Toyota Prius colors like: Sea Glass Pearl, Nautical Blue Metallic, Winter Gray Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Absolutely Red.
Interior comfort is not compromised with sleek exterior design. On the contrary, rear seat legroom and headroom is on par with many midsize sedans, like Corolla. Cockpit has futuristic design with curvy dashboard and integrated digital instrument clusters and information displays. The 2015 Toyota Prius comes in four trim levels: Prius Two, Three, Four and Five. The base Prius Two comes with standard adjustable steering wheel with integrated audio controls, automatic climate control, Smart Key system, multi-information display, AM/FM CD player, Display Audio 6.1-inch touch-screen system with integrated backup camera display, and Bluetooth hands free phone function. The Prius Three and Four grades are equipped with sliding glass moonroof with solar panels. From additional equipment, over the base ones, there is Entune App Suit, Satellite radio, HD radio, HDD navigation system with 7-inch touch-screen.
|Overall Length||176.4 in.|
|Overall Width||68.7 in.|
|Tread Width (Front/Rear)||60.0/59.8 in.; (15-inch tires) 59.6/59.4in. (17-inch tires)|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 in.|
|Wheel size||6Jx15 in.; 7Jx17 in. (available)|
|Coefficient of Drag||0.25|
2015 Toyota Prius specs
The 2015 Toyota Prius is powered by combination of a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-inline petrol engine with an electric motor. This combination produces overall 134 horsepower and it is delivering on front wheels through a planetary-type continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Toyota Prius 2015 is equipped with high-capacity lithium-ion battery which fully loaded gives 6 miles of electric-only autonomy. According to EPA the new Prius is rated at 50 mpg combined. This powertrain helps to this 3,000 pounds weight car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 10 seconds.
|HYBRID POWER SYSTEM|
|Engine Type||1.8-liter; 4-cylinder; 16-valve|
|Valve train||4-valve/cylinder with VVT-i|
|Bore x Stroke||3.17 x 3.48 in.|
|Horsepower (SAE Net)||98 hp @ 5.200 rpm|
|Torque||105 lb-ft @ 4.000 rpm|
|Recommended Fuel||87-octane unleaded|
|EPA Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined)||51/48/50 MPG|
|Electric motor function||Permanent magnet synchronous motor; Powers front wheels|
|Power output||80 hp (60kW)|
2015 Toyota Prius price
The base 2015 Prius One price starts at $23,215 (without delivery charges) and goes up to $30,000 for top 2015 Toyota Prius Five Liftback. The fully loaded Prius Five has $10,000 bigger price tag and it goes over $40,000.
|Prius One (fleet only)||$23.215|
|Prius Two Liftback||$24.200|
|Prius Three Liftback||$25.765|
|Prius Four Liftback||$28.435|
|Prius Persona Series SE||$27.130|
|Prius Five Liftback||$30.005|
|Prius Plug-in Advanced||$34.905|