Dec 202018
 
 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e
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The new 2019 Toyota Prius is taking the idea of going place to another level. The debut of the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e system means that the world’s favorite hybrid vehicle is now capable of delivering better traction on slick roads and can even tackle off-road driving needs with deftness and skill.

The Toyota Prius AWD-e system debuted in November at the L.A. Auto Show, where it was announced that it will be the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive passenger var in the United States with an EPA-estimated 52 mpg in the city, 48 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined. AWD-e will use a Toyota-first independent electric, magnet-less rear motor that eliminates the need for a front-to-rear driveshaft — when you need traction for the rear wheels between 0-6 mph and up to 43 mph, it kicks in automatically.

2019 Toyota Prius models equipped with AWD-e will feature distinct foglamps and a new LED accent lamp, and it will be available for the Prius LE and XLE, both of which will feature new two-tone 15-inch alloy wheels. It will offer up to 62.7 cubic feet of cargo space thanks to its 60:40 split rear seatbacks, and Genuine Toyota Accessory cargo crossbars make it the perfect adventure vehicle for biking, snowboarding, or kayaking.

Expect to see the exciting new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e system in action at Hurlbert Toyota.

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