2010 toyota Prius

2010 toyota Prius: It's back for a third generation-- and also now, a years as well as 700,000 ancestors rolling around currently, the 2010 Toyota Prius brings with it more area, a much more refined feel, and the real-world euphoria (for some) of 51-mpg gas economy.

The 2010 Prius still is well-known as a Toyota hybrid, but there's even more wedge in its position, more fold in its profile, catchier cues in its arrow-inflected headlamps and also taillamps, and more room under its reproportioned roofline. For certain, it's more dynamic-looking compared to the outgoing version and a hair longer in general, yet it's still more future-appliance than future-chic. It does split the wind much more finely; the wind resistant drag's down to 0.25, among the lowest figures for any production cars and truck, with much of the enhancement accomplished under the cars and truck.

Adjustment you can count on is located a lot more in the cabin, where a brand-new flying-buttress console adds some visual rate of interest to the Prius' large, low dash and its electronic, distantly installed evaluates. Driving controls are segregated from the passenger by black and also silver plastic, which lowers the sheer mass of the dash panels.

2010 toyota Prius

Planet geeks as well as gas mileage fanatics will invest hours far from World of Warcraft coaxing ever-high gas economy out of the 2010 Prius. Formally, it's rated at 50 mpg city, 39 highway by the EPA, but TheCarConnection.com's specialists teased 69.5 mpg with cautious use of the gas and also the Prius' new battery-only EV driving mode-- and we have actually already become aware of figures surpassing 75 mpg. Partially, the improved fuel economic situation is due to a lighter, stiffer body. The powertrain's additionally been reconfigured for much less weight, and unlike assumptions, a bump in displacement from 1.6 litres to 1.8 liters for the four-cylinder engine has assisted the crossbreed system be much more penny-wise general. The combination produces 134 horse power, yet the 1.8-liter's much better torque helps the Prius go for slower engine speeds on the freeway. A substantial lead foot will certainly go down the Prius right into the high 30-mpg variety, yet a light touch, a mindful eye on the "Eco" driving mode indicators, as well as use the brand-new EV setting-- which enables a mile of pure-electric driving with a well-charged battery pack-- will certainly assist any kind of vehicle driver extract more than 50 mpg in city driving.

Other efficiency improvements have actually been directed at the Prius' less than entertaining roadway good manners. The stiffer body covering helps reduce noise and also vibration from the engine and continually variable transmission. Engineers have attempted, and also are rather successful, at enhancing the Prius' steering by angling its wheels a little. The brakes are now discs at all four corners, and also the regeneration that records kinetic energy, turning it into electrical power, has been boosted. With more lightweight aluminum in the body too, the Prius' 0-60 mph times are now under 10 seconds. Still, you'll always be reminded of that you're driving a crossbreed lorry with electronic control over the guiding, braking, and velocity really feel.

A much better body indicates a lot more comfy surroundings for the 2010 Prius' five passengers. There is less front knee room, side to side, thanks to the new center console, however the chauffeur's seat is now height-adjustable. Backseaters get the knee area left behind by slimmer front seatbacks as well as much better clearance from the rejiggered roofline. The freight location broadens much more, with a redesigned battery real estate and also 2.2 inches of additional area creating a few more cubic feet of storage space. In general, the Prius' plastics are upgraded and also greened up, also-- Toyota states they're all carbon-neutral now-- and they do look much better compared to in the second-generation vehicle. Fit and also finish on pre-production cars is good.

he 2010 Toyota Prius likely will improve on the high safety score of the most recent variation. 7 air bags are typical, including a vehicle driver knee bag. So are anti-lock brakes, traction and also security control, and also tire stress monitors. Safety options include radar cruise ship control, a lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, a "Security Attach" system that signals emergency staffs after a collision, and the stunt modern technology of the day-- Smart Parking Assist, which aids you parallel-park the Prius using the auto's video cameras, albeit with your foot on the brake to manage speed.

New features are meant to charm customers right into spending extra on the expensively syntheticed Prius. There's a Touch Tracer system that mimics your finger-swipes over steering-wheel controls over the determines, so you do not have to look down to change radio stations or climate-control setups. Power windows, cruise control, and also an AM/FM/XM/ CD player are typical. Significant new choices consist of a moonroof with solar panels, powering a fan that attracts hot air from the auto without making use of the Prius' other batteries. A remote ac system is likewise offered, along with a navigating system, LED headlamps, Bluetooth, and also a back-up electronic camera.


In addition to having a highly splendid powertrain, the 2010 Toyota Prius obtains plenty of sophisticated gizmos as well as conveniences within-- consisting of some you will not discover on other automobiles in its rate variety.

Reviewers at Cars.com contend that "Toyota has showcased a great deal of innovation in the brand-new Prius due to the modern halo the hybrid keeps in the market," as well as purchasers of the 2010 Toyota Prius will certainly not be dissatisfied with the features offered on their green machines.

The new Toyota Prius is available in just one trim degree, in the feeling that the lorries will showcase the same Toyota Prius outside badging, but there are 4 different versions available. Cars.com notes that "the names Prius II, III, IV and V will be made use of on home window stickers to separate versions." The Los Angeles Times says that "the standard-issue Prius [the Prius II] will certainly be halfway decent furnished," featuring conventional power accessories, cruise ship control, and also audio controls installed on the steering wheel. Moving up to the Toyota Prius III, Cars.com keeps in mind that "an eight-speaker stereo with XM Satellite Radio and Bluetooth" comes criterion, while the Prius IV adds "leather upholstery and also heated pole positions" and also the luxurious 2010 Toyota Prius V "includes 17-inch wheels, fog lights and also LED auto-leveling headlights with washing machines."