2019 Toyota Prius Model Review

52/48  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
10.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
27.4-65.5  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New For the 2019 Toyota Prius?

For the first time ever, drivers will now have the option of getting all-wheel-drive on their Toyota Prius. Another major change coming in 2019 involves the trim levels. In the past, the options were known as One, Two, and Three. Now the trims will have the same names as other Toyota vehicles. The exterior of the new Prius is softer in appearance. The hard lines are no longer there, but the Prius maintains the teardrop look that makes it aerodynamic as well as distinguishable from other cars on the road. Headlights will be slimmer as well. Drivers who go with the AWD version will stand out due to the special badging as well as the two-toned appearance of the 15-inch wheels.


2019 Toyota Prius Interior

New Features and Highlights

In 2019, the Prius will be available in an L, LE, XLE, and Limited trim. The LE and XLE trims will be the ones available in AWD as well as FWD. Each trim is able to comfortably seat 5 and will be available in 8 stylish color options. As usual, each trim will be a hatchback.

Each and every trim will come with a 4.2" color Dual Multi-Information Display. Many different screens with important information are shown here, including Eco Score, Energy Monitor, Hybrid System Indicator, climate control settings, the audio system settings, and much more. Drivers can also choose to upgrade to the Color Head-Up Display (HUD). This highly-advanced system can actually show the Hybrid System Indicator and speedometer in the driver's line of sight.

Backup cameras come standard on all trim levels of the Prius. A full-width glass panel is found underneath the rear spoiler to further enhance visibility behind the vehicle. Bi-LED headlamps and LED rear combination lamps are used to help conserve energy as well as extend the life of the lights.

Impressive Drivetrain

2019 Toyota Prius Exterior FrontThere is only one engine option for the 2019 Toyota Prius. It is a 1.8-liter I-4 engine that works well with the 2-speed CVT w/OD transmission. These vehicles will continue to be highly fuel efficient. Front-wheel-drive models will offer drivers 54 mpg city and 50 mpg highway, for 52 mpg combined. In exchange for a little extra traction, drivers of the all-wheel-drive models will lose a small amount of fuel efficiency. That being said, they can still get 52 mpg city and 48 mpg highway, for 50 mpg combined.

Powering the FWD Prius models will be a lithium-ion battery. For AWD versions, a brand-new nickel-metal hydride battery is used. This battery takes up a little more space, but not much. FWD versions will provide drivers with 65.5 cu. ft. of carrying space, while AWD versions will have 62.7 cu.-ft.

Standard Safety Gear That Is Hard to Beat

2019 Toyota Prius Exterior RearOne of the best changes in 2019 is that all Prius models will now come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P system. This comprehensive suite of features includes lane departure alerts, automatic high beams, pre-collision warnings with pedestrian alert, and adaptive cruise control. Since every version of the Prius is capable of operating using the battery only, it is very quiet. As a result, Toyota included a Vehicle Proximity Notification System to help pedestrians and bicyclists know you are nearby.


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