Though justly celebrated for its impressive fuel efficiency, the 2017 Toyota Prius also stands out for its high levels of standard safety technology and robust maximum cargo capacity. All these traits make the Prius a practical and compelling choice among family cars.
The 2017 Toyota Prius is a midsize hatchback with seating for five, and it’s sold in One, Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four and Four Touring trims. All Prius models rely on a hybrid power system and front-wheel drive.
For 2017, the Prius adds Toyota’s Safety Sense P bundle as standard equipment on all models. Previously standard only on upper trims, this bundle includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, as well as lane departure alert with steering assistance, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams.
Aerodynamics play a large part in both the efficiency and the design of the 2017 Prius, and its sheet metal features sharply sculpted surfaces and particularly dramatic lighting elements. LED headlights illuminate the road ahead, and the Prius cruises on 15-inch wheels.
Standard features include LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and heated power-adjustable side mirrors. The list of available exterior features includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, black side-skirt rocker panels, 17-inch wheels, a power sunroof and integrated fog lights.
The cockpit of the Prius is as dramatic as the car’s exterior, thanks to style cues like a flowing dashboard with a centered gauge panel. Also bringing a modern touch to the interior are the car’s sheer center-stack control interface and small dash-mounted shifter, the latter designed to enable shift-by-wire capability and requiring minimal physical effort. All Prius trims have standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seats that allow owners to take full advantage of the car’s hatchback body style. There’s up to 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space located behind the back seats, and with these seats folded, capacity swells to 65.5 cubic feet.
Standard features include automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and power windows and door locks. You can upgrade your Prius with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, soft-touch door panels, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and simulated leather upholstery.
The 2017 Toyota Prius offers smooth and amenable ride quality. Power comes from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a duo of electric motors, and combined output stands at 121 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) governs the proceedings. Of course, the hallmark of the front-wheel-drive Prius is its fuel efficiency, and the 2017 model carries on that tradition with an exceptional EPA rating of 58/53 mpg city/highway.
Toyota’s Prius comes with an appealing lineup of standard technology features. Base models are equipped with a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touch screen, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, voice recognition, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, Siri Eyes Free, a CD player and a six-speaker sound system. All models come with a long list of active safety features, including forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control and lane departure intervention.
Upgrades include navigation, a 7-inch touch screen with split-screen display, HD radio, satellite radio, a full-color head-up display, a self-parking system, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a premium JBL sound system.
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User Reviews for 2017 Toyota Prius
by AP on February 9, 2018
Fine example of engineering
"One of the most fuel efficient, practical, be and, reliable vehicles available. Very low operating costs and reasonable up front cost. Definitely worth getting the gen4 for the active intake grill shutters and insulated coolant reservoir."
The interior styling is great, the seats are very comfortable, great versatility in the trunk and fold down rear seats. Infotainment system is one of the best stock solutions available, and the layout of controls feels natural and logical.
Styling is significantly improved over all previous models. Very aerodynamic and includes front grill shutters! Looks unique.
The fuel economy performance blew me away. I have performed 30+ mile trips achieving 90mpg! On average if you drive the speed limit on non highway roads expect 60-70 mpg after you take the time to learn to drive efficiently (less braking). I was able to hover around 50-55 mpg for a 6000 mile road trip averaging 80 MPH, don't there's many cars that can come close to that. Don't expect to race but this thing is engineered for fuel efficiency, reliability, and practicality and it has some pep when the electric motor kicks in. Also the heat in this car is incredibly fast due to the improved insulated coolant reservoir.
Will easily accommodate 2 car seats or 5 total passengers (4 large adults and 1 smaller or 5 average adults). Very versatile trunk space with fold flat rear seats ( great for camping or drive in movies especially with a bug net).
The maintenance costs are trivial: tire rotation, air filter, oil change. But the upfront cost is still a little high In my opinion but these cars hold their value well so don't expect to save a ton on a used one unless it's a few years old at least plus people don't like giving them up. Well worth it though if you plan on owning for the up to 150k-300k these cars do worry free.
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2017 Toyota Prius Pricing
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The price range for the 2017 Toyota Prius is $17,888 - $23,491.
The average selling price is $20,626.
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$23,475 - $30,015
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$17,888 - $23,491
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