The upcoming 2021 Toyota Prius is a natural extension of this full hybrid sedan, which has been on the market since 1997. Sales peaked around 2010 when a new battery was introduced that had no competition at the time. After competition started to come down, the gap in autonomy reduced sales slightly. However, for the last 2 years it has been noticeable that sales are going up again. This applies especially to the domestic market in Japan and also to the US market.
- ELECTRIC STORM BLUE
- BLIZZARD PEARL
- CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
- MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
- MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
- SUPERSONIC RED
- SEA GLASS PEARL
In addition, Prius in numbers:
- Ground clearance 5.1 inches
- Wheelbase 106.3 inches
- Length 180.0 inches
- Width 69.3 inches
- High 57.9 inches
- Coefficient of drag 0.24
- Curb weight 3,010 lb
2021 Toyota Prius Interior
There is room for 5 passengers in the cabin with 93.1 cu. ft. EPA passenger volume and 27.4 cu.ft. EPA cargo volume. Digital instrumentation with speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, current and average fuel economy and distance to empty are standard offer. An 4.2-in. color dual Multi-Information Display (MID) are also standard in all trims.
2021 Toyota Prius Hybrid Engine
Toyota engineers for the 2021 edition are not saving anything new. So again we will see a hybrid combination with probably slightly better numbers. Let’s recall the current model is combination Permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor and 1.8 L 4-cylinder Aluminum DOHC 16-Valve with Variable Valve Timing. The gasoline alone has 96 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 105 lb.-ft. at 3,600 rpm. On the other hand, the electric motor is 71 horsepower and 120 lb.-ft. of torque. In conclusion, the total strength of their combination in this hybrid is about 125 horses.
In addition, Sequential multi-point EFI with Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i) and SULEV with Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) are standard in all trims. Above all, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) with 207.2 V, front wheel drive and electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission are standard as well. After that fuel consumption is about 53 mpg on average.
It’s important to note here that the hybrid battery has a warranty of 120 months/150,000 miles while the Basic Warranty is 36 months/36,000 miles.
Release Date and Price
However, you can already buy your of the 6 trim models available in the US market:
- L eco trim model start from $ 24,325
- LE trim model start from $ 25,535
- XLE trim model start from $ 28,375
- Limited trim model start from $ 32,500
- LE AWD-e trim model start from $ 26,935
- XLE AWD-e trim model start from $ 29,375