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Plugin Hybrid Review: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime, the Japanese automaker’s plug-in hybrid vehicle, benefits from a significant update for the 2020 model year. Toyota’s updates to this PHEV address some shortcomings the Prius Prime had compared to rivals such as the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid and the outgoing Chevrolet Volt.

From Kelly Blue Book: The Prius Prime boasts a 640-mile total range, a number that includes 25 miles of all-electric range (at 133 MPGe), plus 615 miles of range from its gas-electric hybrid powertrain that’s rated at a combined city/highway fuel economy of 54 mpg. The Prius Prime combines that high fuel efficiency with tax incentives to lower the overall cost to get into this car.

Still, some key elements of the Prius Prime’s interior weren’t up to par with its competitors. It could only accommodate four people, when the Clarity, Volt, Ioniq and plug-in sedans on the market seated five. Also, Apple CarPlay wasn’t available. Toyota solved these issues for the 2020 model, and while the company was at it, also added two USB ports for rear-seat passengers, gave each front sun visor an extender, and moved the front-seat seat heater buttons to make them easier to use.

More Toyota Videos & Reviews:

2020 Toyota Prius Prime: https://youtu.be/Cc0bHzxbpec

2020 Prius Prime “Just Arrived”: https://youtu.be/VfG-i6Aaarg

2020 Toyota Sienna: https://youtu.be/qqoGkKtWP0E

2019 Toyota RAV4: https://youtu.be/REhrybRlkjk

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: https://youtu.be/iyNCuRk6aEo

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road: https://youtu.be/Jg-1wjMN69I

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser: https://youtu.be/aXDYXBe8umo

2019 Toyota Avalon: https://youtu.be/83QB5rKHY00

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: https://youtu.be/4YLYRmpNlVs

2019 Toyota C-HR Review: https://youtu.be/EYeX3iSppvY

2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro: https://youtu.be/bbPvhcLjAnU

2018 Toyota Corolla Review: https://youtu.be/NxjSKtDpWDI

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road: https://youtu.be/zmZcDAuojlk

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid: https://youtu.be/UDGp-U_5gx8

2018 Toyota Tundra Review: https://youtu.be/IMHiK70hxRw

2018 Toyota Sienna MiniVan: https://youtu.be/Seho-8tOJSA

2018 Toyota Camry Review: https://youtu.be/iTwnckbZ-wM

2018 Toyota C-HR Review: https://youtu.be/SygppuwdyWc

2018 Toyota Prius Review: https://youtu.be/Hw77GtktN2M

2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure: https://youtu.be/quPeKX4us-4

2017 Toyota Highlander Review: https://youtu.be/TFoP4c0_gFQ

2017 Toyota Yaris iA Review: https://youtu.be/FSKjcptVqu4

2017 Toyota 86 Review: https://youtu.be/T87siiv4o6Y

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