Articles – 2010 Toyota Prius Price Includes $2,000 Added Features
The 2010 Toyota Prius Price is one of the lowest among new hybrid cars on the market. The Toyota Hybrid has a starting price of $22,000 and offers several high-level standard features. It is the top-selling automobile in Japan and is already setting new records in the United States.
The 2010 Prius MPG rating is 51 in the city, 48 on the highway. It offers a combined gas mileage of 50 MPG, which is remarkable gas mileage. It features an advanced innovative design and includes the latest fuel-efficient technology to gain further mileage.
Toyota offers enhanced performance and innovative design features on the Prius. The full hybrid is quieter and equipped with our driving modes including steering wheel touch controls that display on the instrument panel, a moon roof with solar panels, and Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA).
Plug-in Price Nears $48,000
Toyota is releasing a new plug-in hybrid version that is expected to enter mass production in early 2012. The cost for the plug in version will be a $48,000 and can use any standard 110 or 220 volt outlet. However, loyal customers will probably dig deep for a car that already has proven reliability.
Prius is also equipped with the Hybrid Synergy Drive and certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV), emitting over 70 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average conventional vehicle. A larger and more powerful yet more efficient 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine produces 98 horsepower at 5,200 rpm. Together with its electric motor the hybrid system in the Prius will generate a combined net horsepower of 134, an increase of 24 horsepower over the previous generation.
All models offer Toyota’s Star Safety System as standard equipment, which includes enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) Systems, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Other standard features include electric power steering and four-wheel disc brakes.
Starting fall 2009, select Prius models will include the telematics service, Safety Connect, which will offer four safety and security features: Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), and Roadside Assistance. Safety Connect will be available by subscription, with an included one-year trial subscription.
Prius also brings additional fuel economy to the Toyota lineup. To help increase fuel efficiency, the 1.8-liter engine is belt-less, uses an electric water pump, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, and an exhaust heat collection system. All of these features are included with the price of the car.