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2010 Toyota Prius
When Toyota introduced the Prius, America couldn't get enough of them. So we've made more for you, and now Prius
is being offered at an even better value, with savings up to $2,000 . IntelliChoice agrees, ranking Prius the Best Overall Value of the Year  with an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 55 miles per gallon and an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) rating. Well equipped with standard features like Push Button Start, cruise control, keyless entry, power door locks and windows, and a liquid crystal multi-information display, the 2007 Toyota Prius offers great value for a great price. Buy a Prius now, and you may be eligible for Federal tax benefits.
Hybrid Synergy Drive®|| |
Gasoline Engine|| |
Aluminum double overhead cam (DOHC) 16-valve|
1.5 liters (1497 cc)||
1.5 liters (1497 cc)|
Bore x stroke||
75.0 mm x 84.7 mm||
75.0 mm x 84.7 mm|
4-valve per cylinder with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)|
Multi-point EFI with Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i)|
Electronic, with Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI)|
76 hp @ 5000 rpm (57 kW @ 5000 rpm)|
82 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm (111 N m @ 4200 rpm)|
Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV)
Electric Motor|| |
Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor|
67 hp @ 1200-1540 rpm (50 kW @ 1200-1540 rpm)|
295 lb.-ft. @ 0-1200 rpm (400 Nm @ 0-1200 rpm)|
Traction Battery || |
Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
28 hp (21 kW)||
28 hp (21 kW)|
Hybrid System Net Power||
110 hp (82 kW)||
110 hp (82 kW)|
Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)|
Independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar||
Independent MacPherson strut with tuned stabilizer bar|
Torsion beam with stabilizer bar||
Torsion beam with tuned shock absorbers, springs and stabilizer bar|
Rack-and-pinion with electric power-assist||
Rack-and-pinion with electric power-assist|
Turning circle (ft.)||
Power-assisted ventilated front disc/rear drum with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and integrated regenerative braking|
Interior (RHD)Toyota debuted the 2010 Prius at the 2009 North American
International Auto Show, and sales began in Japan on May 18, 2009. Its
new body design is more aerodynamic with the coefficient of drag reduced to
0.25 Cd. An underbody rear fin helps stabilize the vehicle at higher speeds.
The EPA estimated combined fuel economy cycle has improved to 50 mpg-US, up
by 4 mpg-US over the previous generation.] This figure surpasses the
1st-generation automatic Honda Insight's EPA estimated fuel economy making
the new Prius the most fuel efficient mass produced gasoline powered
automatic vehicle sold in the United States.
The 1.8-liter gasoline/petrol engine (previously 1.5-liters) generates 98 hp
and with the added power of the electric motor total horsepower is 134 hp
(previously 110 hp). The larger engine's displacement allows for increased
torque reducing engine speeds (RPM) which in turn increases fuel economy at
highway speeds. With an electric water pump, the Prius engine is the first
production engine that requires no accessory belts which also further
improves fuel economy. Also, the battery pack is smaller and more efficient,
as are the electric motors and other components of the hybrid powertrain.
Toyota estimates the new inverter, motor and transaxle are 20 percent
lighter. Disc brakes replace the previous rear drum brakes.
For the Prius, Toyota used a new range of plant-derived ecological
bioplastics made from the cellulose in wood or grass instead of petroleum.
The two principal crops are kenaf (a member of the hibiscus family and
related to cotton and okra) and ramie, commonly known as China grass and one
of the strongest natural fibres, similar to flax in absorbency and density.
Toyota says this is a particularly timely breakthrough for plant-based
eco-plastics because 2009 is the United Nations’ International Year of
Natural Fibres, which covers kenaf and ramie.
Toyota filed over one thousand patents during the development of the latest
Prius. Toyota's global goal is to sell about 400,000 units annually by 2010.
In May 2009 production was increased to 50,000 units per month or 600,000
annual units to help meet higher than projected demand.
In the US the Prius will have a starting base price (MSRP) of US$21,000
excluding the destination fee of $750. This base model or Prius I will be
available in October. The Prius II which stickers for $22,000 excluding
destination comes standard with 15-inch alloy wheels, Vehicle Stability
Control and interior amenities including cruise control, 6-speaker audio,
Toyota's keyless entry/ignition Smart Key System and a unique Touch Tracer
Display designed to help keep the driver's eyes stay maintained on the road
ahead when using steering wheel mounted climate and audio controls.
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