The new Prius AWD-e does not sacrifice much in terms of fuel-efficiency for the confidence all wheel drive brings, returning 50 mpg combined (compared to the Prius’ 52 mpg). On dry payment, the Prius AWD-e’s driving dynamics are indistinguishable from its front wheel drive sibling, but the extra push from the rear wheels will make all the difference in Vermont winters.
The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid vehicle in the world. This is no surprise as the Prius has garnered praise among owners and industry experts alike on the merits of the model’s efficiency, reliability, and practicality. However, up until this point Prius owners in snowier climates have had to weigh the benefits of fuel efficiency over all wheel drive capability. Fortunately, Toyota now offers the Prius in a redesigned all-wheel drive package!
You can expect a subtle price bump from the front wheel drive variants ($1,400 for the LE and $1000 for the XLE), in these trim levels you can expect a variety of technology features including a wireless charging platform, twin rear-row USB ports, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel on the higher trim level. The Prius AWD-e sticks with Toyota’s winning combination of multimedia tech featuring a 6.1 in. touch-screen display, Entune Audio, and hands-free phone capability
Toyota Safety Sense is also standard on every Prius AWD-e. This advanced suite of safety features includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, and more. With cold weather features, all wheel drive capability, and an array of safety technologies the Prius AWD-e was designed for New Englanders.