2020 Toyota Prius Prime: Review, Price, Design

From what we have heard, the Japanese automaker is planning to reveal its all-new 2020 Toyota Prius Prime. So, if the rumors appear to be true, the upcoming Toyota should get some minor changes compared the current model. So, we assume that it might get some new tech features, maybe some new colors, and some small revisions in exterior styling.

Engine and performance of the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will return with the familiar engine which is found in the previous models. And there is one single option in the offer. So, the Prius Prime will be powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine which is combined with two electric motors of 53 kWh and 23 kWh. There is also a battery pack of 8.8 kWh. And the 4-cylinder engine is able to make 95 hp and the torque of 105 pound-feet while the total output of the plug-in hybrid engine is 121 horses. The engine will be mated to a continuously variable transmission and it will provide an all-electric range of up to 25 miles. As well, it will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in about 10 seconds.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Speaking of the fuel efficiency, it will be rated at 55 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway, and 54 mpg combined. The Prius Prime in the EV model will get 133 MPGe.

The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Like its forerunner, the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will keep up with angular lines and aggressive look which all together give it an attractive and modern appearance. The front fascia will be dominated by the unique grille and angular, slim headlights equipped with LED lighting. So, the while front end will look very modern and sleek. Around back, there will be horizontal, wraparound taillights also equipped with LED lighting. Furthermore, the new Toyota will get 15-inch wheels as standard but this time, it might get some new designs of the wheels and maybe some new exterior colors.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime rear

Inside, the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will get a comfortable cabin and it will be able to welcome four passengers in two rows of seats. The seats are covered in cloth while the higher trims will get leather. In the center of the dashboard, there will be a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen while the more expensive models will get an 11.6-screen.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime equipment

The standard equipment of the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will include USB port, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, Bluetooth, heated front seats, LED headlights, cloth upholstery, audio system with 6 speakers, 15-inch wheels, keyless access, and satellite radio. The mid-range Premium model will also get 11.6-inch display, keyless entry, a power driver’s seat and wireless smartphone charging. The Advanced model will add rear-cross traffic alert, automatic wipers, a heated steering wheel, JBL sound system, and parking sensors.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime cabin

Release date and price of the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

The carmaker still hasn’t officially announced when the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime might b presented. However, it could be early next year. The price should begin at around $28,000.

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