In Depth Review of the All New 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Posted Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

The Romans had various officers for the smaller building blocks of their Legions, the largest military units of their time. Many of these leaders were younger and inexperienced, but one of them stood above the rest—the Primus Pilus. It was the highest ranked combat officer position that one could achieve regardless of nobility or lack thereof.


The Prius Prime is to hybrids as the Primus Pilus was to the Legion; It’s the top dog of hybrids and outperforms the rest of its class through technological innovations. It has always lived up to this standard and the latest version is no exception. The 2017 model improves on itself and continues to outshine the rest in a sea of hybrid vehicles.

Toyota dealers in southern California now have the all-new 2017 Prius Prime available for you to test drive if you want to see the legacy first hand.


The 2017 Prius Prime’s hybrid engine is where most of its meat lies. A 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine puts out a respectable 121 HP, while the impressive power propels the 3,365-lb hybrid from zero to 60 in just 8.4 seconds. It’s no race car, to be clear, but it will carry you through just about everything else with ease. You won’t be sacrificing power by going easy on the environment with the 2017 Prius.

Fuel efficiency is what hybrid buyers are after, and the Prius is where you’ll find it. An electric battery that’s smaller than other hybrids will save you more money in the long run and doesn’t really sacrifice much for longevity. The secret lies in the fact that it’s about 20 percent more efficient than its contenders. Expect each charge to give you around a 25-mile range. This may seem short, but Toyota’s research reveals up to 50 percent of a driver’s everyday commute falls within this range. It’s perfect for morning city commutes.

Live outside the 25-mile full electric range? Don’t count the Prius out just yet. The combined electric/gas mode provides a whopping 54mpg with a 600-mile range, so you can still take your 2017 Prius Prime on worry-free road trips.


The 2017 Prius Prime carries its high-tech supremacy on with revolutionary safety systems.  It comes equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense P package, including a forward collision warning system, automatic braking, obstacle and pedestrian detection, dynamic cruise control, and an innovative blind spot monitoring device. The Prime also keeps you safe on the road with mild steering correction for long drives.

Sense of Style


If there’s one thing that’s immediately obvious about the Prius Prime, it’s the vehicle’s unique look. The base chassis is similar to other hybrids, but the frontal design catches the eye with a sleek, futuristic feel. Thin headlights draw attention to the contrasts between the smooth black grille as well as the waves and curves on the rest of the vehicle’s color scheme. The 2017 Prius Prime’s non-traditional look is refreshing enough to turn heads from modernists and traditionalists alike.

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to the Prime, it’s the fact that this year’s model is a pure improvement over the last. See it firsthand at your Toyota dealer in the Los Angeles area to learn more about this unique release.