2010 toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius: It's back for a 3rd generation-- and now, a years and also 700,000 ancestors rolling around already, the 2010 Toyota Prius brings with it even more space, an extra refined feeling, and also the real-world euphoria (for some) of 51-mpg gas economic situation.

The 2010 Prius still is well-known as a Toyota crossbreed, however there's more wedge in its position, even more fold in its account, catchier add its arrow-inflected headlamps and also taillamps, as well as more room under its reproportioned roofline. For sure, it's even more dynamic-looking than the outbound model and also a hair longer in general, however it's still more future-appliance compared to future-chic. It does divide the wind extra carefully; the wind resistant drag's down to 0.25, one of the lowest figures for any production auto, with much of the enhancement attained under the cars and truck.

Change you can believe in is located more in the cabin, where a new flying-buttress console includes some aesthetic passion to the Prius' broad, reduced dash and its digital, distantly installed determines. Driving controls are segregated from the guest by black and silver plastic, which cuts down the large mass of the dash panels.

2010 Toyota Prius

Earth geeks and mileage fanatics will invest hours far from Wow coaxing ever-high gas economy out of the 2010 Prius. Formally, it's rated at 50 mpg city, 39 highway by the EPA, yet TheCarConnection.com's specialists teased 69.5 mpg with sensible use the gas and also the Prius' new battery-only EV driving mode-- and also we've already heard of figures going beyond 75 mpg. Partly, the improved gas economy results from a lighter, stiffer body. The powertrain's likewise been reconfigured for much less weight, and contrary to expectations, a bump in displacement from 1.6 liters to 1.8 litres for the four-cylinder engine has actually aided the crossbreed system be more penny-wise general. The combination produces 134 horse power, but the 1.8-liter's better torque assists the Prius go for slower engine speeds on the highway. A substantial lead foot will go down the Prius right into the high 30-mpg array, but a light touch, a conscious eye on the "Eco" driving setting indications, as well as use of the brand-new EV mode-- which permits a mile of pure-electric driving with a well-charged battery pack-- will certainly aid any kind of vehicle driver remove more than 50 mpg in city driving.

Various other performance enhancements have been guided at the Prius' less than amusing road good manners. The stiffer body shell helps in reducing noise as well as resonance from the engine and continually variable transmission. Engineers have tried, as well as are rather effective, at enhancing the Prius' guiding by angling its wheels a little. The brakes are currently discs whatsoever four corners, and also the regrowth that records kinetic energy, transforming it into electrical power, has actually been improved. With even more light-weight light weight aluminum in the body also, the Prius' 0-60 mph times are now under 10 secs. Still, you'll constantly be reminded of the fact that you're driving a crossbreed vehicle with electronic control over the steering, braking, and velocity really feel.

A much better body implies a lot more comfy environments for the 2010 Prius' 5 travelers. There is less front knee space, side to side, thanks to the new facility console, but the driver's seat is currently height-adjustable. Backseaters get the knee space left behind by slimmer front seatbacks and also far better clearance from the rejiggered roofline. The cargo area expands even more, with an upgraded battery housing and 2.2 inches of extra space developing a couple of more cubic feet of storage. In general, the Prius' plastics are updated as well as greened up, as well-- Toyota says they're all carbon-neutral now-- and also they do feel and look far better compared to in the second-generation automobile. Fit as well as surface on pre-production vehicles excels.

he 2010 Toyota Prius likely will improve the high safety score of the most recent version. 7 air bags are standard, consisting of a motorist knee bag. So are anti-lock brakes, grip and stability control, and also tire stress screens. Security choices include radar cruise ship control, a lane-departure caution system, a rearview cam, a "Security Link" system that notifies emergency situation teams after a crash, as well as the stunt modern technology of the day-- Smart Parking Assist, which assists you parallel-park the Prius through the car's cams, albeit with your foot on the brake to manage rate.

New functions are implied to woo purchasers into investing a lot more on the expensively crafted Prius. There's a Touch Tracer system that simulates your finger-swipes over steering-wheel controls over the determines, so you do not have to overlook to change radio stations or climate-control setups. Power windows, cruise control, and also an AM/FM/XM/ CD player are conventional. Significant brand-new choices include a moonroof with solar panels, powering a fan that draws hot air out of the car without utilizing the Prius' other batteries. A remote a/c unit is also readily available, together with a navigation system, LED headlamps, Bluetooth, and a back-up cam.


Along with having a highly marvelous powertrain, the 2010 Toyota Prius gets a lot of modern gizmos as well as benefits within-- consisting of some you will not locate on other automobiles in its cost range.

Customers at Cars.com contend that "Toyota has showcased a lot of innovation in the new Prius due to the state-of-the-art halo the crossbreed holds in the market," as well as buyers of the 2010 Toyota Prius will not be let down with the features readily available on their eco-friendly equipments.

The new Toyota Prius can be found in simply one trim level, in the feeling that the cars will certainly feature similar Toyota Prius exterior badging, yet there are four different variations available. Cars.com keeps in mind that "the names Prius II, III, IV and also V will certainly be utilized on window sticker labels to separate models." The L.a Times claims that "the standard-issue Prius [the Prius II] will certainly be halfway decent geared up," including conventional power accessories, cruise ship control, and audio controls installed on the guiding wheel. Moving up to the Toyota Prius III, Cars.com keeps in mind that "an eight-speaker stereo with XM Satellite Radio as well as Bluetooth" comes standard, while the Prius IV adds "natural leather furniture as well as warmed pole positions" as well as the luxurious 2010 Toyota Prius V "has 17-inch wheels, haze lights and also LED auto-leveling headlights with washers."