2010 toyota Prius Review

2010 Toyota Prius Review: It's back for a third generation-- and also currently, a decade and 700,000 forefathers rolling about currently, the 2010 Toyota Prius brings with it more area, a more refined feel, and the real-world ecstasy (for some) of 51-mpg gas economic climate.

The 2010 Prius still is identifiable as a Toyota hybrid, but there's more wedge in its stance, even more fold in its profile, catchier cues in its arrow-inflected headlamps and taillamps, and also even more room under its reproportioned roofline. Without a doubt, it's more dynamic-looking than the outward bound model and also a hair much longer generally, yet it's still more future-appliance compared to future-chic. It does split the wind much more finely; the wind resistant drag's to 0.25, among the most affordable numbers for any production car, with much of the improvement attained under the automobile.

Modification you can believe in is found a lot more in the cabin, where a brand-new flying-buttress console includes some visual rate of interest to the Prius' vast, reduced dashboard and also its electronic, distantly mounted determines. Driving controls are set apart from the guest by black and silver plastic, which lowers the large mass of the dash panels.

2010 Toyota Prius Review

Earth nerds and mileage fanatics will spend hrs away from Wow coaxing ever-high fuel economy out of the 2010 Prius. Officially, it's ranked at 50 mpg city, 39 highway by the EPA, yet TheCarConnection.com's professionals teased 69.5 mpg with wise use the gas and also the Prius' brand-new battery-only EV driving setting-- as well as we have actually currently heard of figures surpassing 75 mpg. Partly, the boosted fuel economic climate results from a lighter, stiffer body. The powertrain's likewise been reconfigured for less weight, and also contrary to expectations, a bump in displacement from 1.6 litres to 1.8 liters for the four-cylinder engine has actually aided the crossbreed system be extra penny-wise overall. The combination produces 134 horsepower, yet the 1.8-liter's far better torque assists the Prius go for slower engine speeds on the highway. A significant lead foot will certainly drop the Prius into the high 30-mpg variety, yet a light touch, a conscious eye on the "Eco" driving mode signs, and use the brand-new EV mode-- which permits a mile of pure-electric driving with a well-charged battery pack-- will certainly assist any type of vehicle driver extract more than 50 mpg in city driving.

Other performance enhancements have been guided at the Prius' less than entertaining road manners. The stiffer body covering helps reduce noise and also resonance from the engine and continuously variable transmission. Designers have actually tried, and also are fairly effective, at boosting the Prius' guiding by angling its wheels somewhat. The brakes are currently discs in all 4 corners, and the regrowth that captures kinetic energy, transforming it into electrical energy, has been enhanced. With even more light-weight aluminum in the body also, the Prius' 0-60 miles per hour times are currently under 10 seconds. Still, you'll always be advised of the fact that you're driving a crossbreed car with electronic control over the guiding, braking, and acceleration feel.

A better body indicates much more comfy environments for the 2010 Prius' five travelers. There is much less front knee space, side to side, thanks to the brand-new center console, but the motorist's seat is now height-adjustable. Backseaters obtain the knee area left by slimmer front seatbacks as well as better headroom from the rejiggered roofline. The freight location increases even more, with a revamped battery housing and also 2.2 inches of extra room creating a few more cubic feet of storage. As a whole, the Prius' plastics are upgraded and also greened up, also-- Toyota says they're all carbon-neutral currently-- as well as they do look far better compared to in the second-generation vehicle. Fit as well as coating on pre-production autos readies.

he 2010 Toyota Prius likely will improve on the high safety rating of one of the most current variation. 7 air bags are standard, including a driver knee bag. So are anti-lock brakes, traction as well as stability control, and also tire stress screens. Security alternatives include radar cruise control, a lane-departure warning system, a rearview electronic camera, a "Security Link" system that signals emergency crews after a crash, as well as the feat modern technology of the day-- Smart Parking Assist, which aids you parallel-park the Prius by means of the car's cams, albeit with your foot on the brake to control speed.

New functions are indicated to charm customers into investing much more on the expensively syntheticed Prius. There's a Touch Tracer system that mimics your finger-swipes over steering-wheel controls over the evaluates, so you do not have to overlook to readjust radio stations or climate-control setups. Power home windows, cruise control, as well as an AM/FM/XM/ CD player are basic. Major brand-new alternatives include a moonroof with solar panels, powering a fan that draws hot air from the automobile without using the Prius' other batteries. A remote ac system is also available, along with a navigating system, LED headlamps, Bluetooth, as well as a backup cam.


Along with having a technically magnificent powertrain, the 2010 Toyota Prius gets a lot of modern gizmos and comforts within-- including some you won't discover on other cars in its rate array.

Reviewers at Cars.com compete that "Toyota has showcased a lot of technology in the new Prius as a result of the high-tech halo the hybrid holds in the market," and also buyers of the 2010 Toyota Prius will certainly not be let down with the attributes offered on their eco-friendly machines.

The brand-new Toyota Prius is available in simply one trim level, in the sense that all the cars will include the same Toyota Prius exterior badging, yet there are 4 different versions offered. Cars.com keeps in mind that "the names Prius II, III, IV and also V will be used on home window stickers to differentiate models." The L.a Times claims that "the standard-issue Prius [the Prius II] will certainly be decently outfitted," featuring common power accessories, cruise control, and also audio controls mounted on the guiding wheel. Moving up to the Toyota Prius III, Cars.com notes that "an eight-speaker stereo with XM Satellite Radio and also Bluetooth" comes requirement, while the Prius IV adds "leather upholstery as well as warmed pole positions" and also the deluxe 2010 Toyota Prius V "features 17-inch wheels, haze lights as well as LED auto-leveling headlights with washers."