Worldwide, the Toyota Prius is still the leader in the hybrid market. Since 2000, over 1.5 million Prius hybrids have been sold in the United States and over 3 million globally. It is the world’s best-selling hybrid by leaps and bounds.
Making the Prius such a great vehicle is its incredible fuel efficiency. Now in its third generation, it achieves an EPA-estimated rating for 51 mpg in the city, 48 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined. The combined efficiency is almost 25 percent better than the first Toyota Prius models.
The Prius is a versatile hybrid with a total of four different models to choose from: the largest Prius v, the smaller Prius c, the standard Prius, and the Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Beyond that, there are multiple trim levels within each model. The 2014 Prius has four trims available: Two, Three, Four, and Five. The Three and Four models offer an industry-first moonroof with solar panels. These panels provide power for a ventilator that helps keep the interior cooler while it’s parked in the sun.
If you’ve ever wanted to drive a Prius for its efficiency, but wanted more performance capabilities, check out the PLUS Performance package. This gives the Prius sharper handling and a sportier look. The package was even engineered by Toyota Racing Development. It adds an aerodynamic grounds effect kit, 17-inch forged alloy wheels, TRD track-tuned springs, and a rear stabilizer.
Want to see what makes the 2014 Toyota Prius stand out? Stop by Hurlbert Toyota today and we’ll show you what you’ve been missing.