December 30, 2009

2010 Toyota Prius Quick Review

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota 2010 Prius is a standard 4 door car with up to 5 passenger capacity. It is available in 4 striking trims. Although, these trim differ in technical specifications but we can refer to the standard features and specification of this car. Regarding cost, Toyota 2010 Prius II trim can be owned at $21,911 while Toyota 2010 Prius III, IV and V will cost you approximately $23,000, $25,000 and $27,000 respectively.

Fuel economy, i.e. 51.48 mpg, is same for all the trims. All the trims consist of a 1.8L I4, 16 valves standard engine and they offer variable speed automatic transmission and disc brakes. So, as far as technical specifications are concerned, there is not much difference visible among trims.

As price of the trims does not differ much, most trims offer most basic features. For security purpose, all the four trims offer power door locks, child safety door locks, vehicle anti-lockout device, tailgate lock, wheel lock, and anti theft lock. All trims consist of all the standard features like electronic brake assistance, ABS brakes, stability control, and traction control. In case of engine specification as well, all trims offer 6 cylinder engines with extended service interval and ULEV/SULEV/ZLEV emissions. For entertainment, all the trims except Prius II offer CD changer, CD player, radio antenna, and a standard radio.

In case of exterior lighting, all the trims are equipped with all the standard features like automatic headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights, halogen headlights and parameter lights. Moreover, all the trims offer automatic climate control, dust air filter, and rear HVAC duct. Other features like suspension, safety, transmission etc are standard and do not vary from one trim to another.

So, we can see that there is not much difference in case of specifications of these trims. And that's how these trims do not differ much in price as well.

By: Eshwarya Patel

1 comment:

John said...


Getting around 50 mpg on average, the 2010 Toyota Prius is a stellar car for fuel economy, and you can choose accelerator sensitivity. Traffic reports are integrated with the navigation system.