Quick Look at the 2010 Toyota Prius
The 2010 Toyota Prius has been well-received following its debut. With 51 miles per gallon on the highway, itís no wonder why the latest generation Toyota Prius has already seen plenty of demand. But what also helps the 2010 model is that itís by far the best looking Prius thus far.
While the latest Toyota Prius grows its exterior dimensions by only a small margin, the interior volume has increased by about five cubic feet which should be helpful in making interior accommodations feel slightly less cramped than before. The Toyota Accessories Store says the added room translates into better knee and legroom and improved hip and shoulder room.
Power is also improved over the outgoing Toyota Prius. The 2010 Toyota Prius can move from 0-60 miles per hour in a mere 9.8 seconds! Ok, so that isnít quite fast enough to excite most drivers, but Los Angeles Toyota dealers claim it is quick enough to make it a more enjoyable daily driver. Suspension has also been tuned to make it feel a little tighter than before. The Toyota Prius comes standard with 15 inch tires and 17s are also available.
Interior quality of the 2010 Toyota Prius has been improved dramatically, notes one New York Toyota Dealer's customers. The dash and center console are sleeker and more upscale. Seating, door panels, and other parts of the vehicle have good looks and quality materials.
Both the electric motor and gasoline engine put out more power than before. The hybrid system has received ample components and parts, making about 90 percent of the hybrid system all-new. Inside, there are new buttons that drivers can utilize to adjust throttle response and air-conditioning to improve fuel economy. For those that canít help but have a lead foot, Anaheim Toyota dealers say this system forces efficient driving and helps conserve fuel even for the most impatient drivers.
The 2010 Toyota Prius in many ways is better than ever. But with Hondaís new Insight being Americaís most affordable hybrid, perhaps price is now of greater importance than mpg admit Used Cars San Diego' hybrid shoppers. It will be interesting to see these two hybrids face off as the hybrid segment becomes even more competitive.
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