2023 Toyota Prius Prime Tested: Catching Up to the Joneses
The 2023 Toyota Prius Prime has made quite an impression on the automotive industry this year. With its sleek redesign, efficient powertrain, and advanced safety and convenience technologies, it’s easy to see why the Prius Prime is catching up to the Joneses. We put the Prius Prime through its paces in a rigorous road test to bring you all the details.
The exterior of the 2023 Prius Prime is certainly something to behold. It maintains the aerodynamic shape of past generations, but with a more contemporary look. We were impressed with the the angular lines of the front grille, and its new available 18-inch alloy wheels have asporting quality. There are also improved LED headlights that give the Prime a more modern edge.
Under the hood, the Prime packs a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 95 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. This setup is paired with a battery powered electric motor that helps to reduce fuel consumption. The result is an impressive fuel economy of 55 mpg city/53 mpg highway, making it perfect for long road trips.
The Prius Prime comes standard with a generous list of technologies, including an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. There are also available features like a rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. We found the touchscreen to be intuitive and quick to respond, and it was easily customized to our preferences.
Driving the Prius Prime is an enjoyable experience. Its electric powertrain is quite smooth and the transition from electric to gas-powered power is seamless. We also appreciated the vehicle’s impressive handling capabilities, feeling surefooted in turns and at highway speeds.
After our testing, we are confident that the redesigned 2023 Toyota Prius Prime lives up to its bragging rights. Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle with advanced technology and impeccable driving dynamics should make the Prius Prime a top choice.