Toyota Prius Tops List of Car Awards

Posted Friday, Nov 17, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

When the Prius was introduced into the car market by Toyota, it captivated the attention of the nation, with its merging of the then-futuristic electric motor technology and the classic internal combustion gasoline engine.

2017 Toyota Prius and variants

The Toyota Prius was the first gasoline-electric hybrid to be mass produced for the market, and Toyota continues to lead in hybrid vehicle technology, with each model year and iteration of the Toyota Prius being the best one yet, garnering attention from automotive publications and setting the standard for what is to be expected from hybrid vehicles from any automaker.

That’s why the 2017 Toyota Prius made the top-ten list of most-awarded cars in the Kelley Blue Book. Best of all, it’s available now at your local North Hollywood Toyota dealer.

Hybrid Technology

With the marriage of the venerable and proven gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and the new technology of the battery-powered electric motor, Toyota created a vehicle that could combine the best of both worlds—one with the reliability and proven technology of gasoline engines, benefitting from over a century of refinement, and the benefits that come from having the increased efficiency of the emerging technology of battery cells and electric motors.

The 2017 Toyota Prius brings a lot to the table, in terms of technology and innovation, whether it’s the base model or either of its variants, the Prius Prime and the Prius c.

The Prius is no longer the only game in town when it comes to hybrid vehicles. Other automakers, taking their cues from Toyota’s innovation, have made the field stacked with competing models. This means only good things for you, the automotive buyer, as fierce competition between manufacturers means that there’s no shortage of excellent vehicles out there.

Plug-In Hybrids

The Toyota Prius Prime is Toyota’s version of a plug-in hybrid. This is a relatively new version of hybrid technology, where the vehicle can be connected to a power source to charge the battery, which allows it to operate solely under electric power. It switches to the gasoline engine once the all-electric range has been exceeded, thereafter operating like a normal hybrid.

The Prius Prime offers 22 miles of all-electric range—more than enough to handle most Americans’ commutes, with a battery that recharges in less than six hours using a standard three-prong outlet.

Toyota Safety

Toyota Prius Tops List of Car Awards

Another feature of the 2017 Toyota Prius that increases its value is the fact that all Toyotas, no matter the trim level, come standard with Toyota’s Safety System, the TSS-P, which is a full suite of sensor backed electronic safety features, making the Toyota Prius an exceptionally safe vehicle to drive.

The TSS-P includes such features as a dynamic cruise control, which uses a front-mounted radar to automatically adjust speed and maintain a constant distance between your own vehicle and the one in front of you.

For more information about the 2017 Toyota Prius, Prius Prime, or Prius c, don’t hesitate to contact us at North Hollywood Toyota. We’ve been a trusted Los Angeles Toyota dealership for years, and our staff will be happy to connect you to the car you need.