2010 toyota Prius Review

2010 Toyota Prius Review: It's back for a third generation-- and currently, a decade as well as 700,000 ancestors rolling around currently, the 2010 Toyota Prius brings with it more room, a more polished feel, as well as the real-world ecstasy (for some) of 51-mpg fuel economic climate.

The 2010 Prius still is well-known as a Toyota hybrid, but there's even more wedge in its position, even more fold in its profile, catchier add its arrow-inflected headlamps and taillamps, as well as even more room under its reproportioned roofline. For sure, it's even more dynamic-looking compared to the outward bound design and also a hair much longer in general, but it's still more future-appliance than future-chic. It does divide the wind much more carefully; the aerodynamic drag's down to 0.25, among the most affordable numbers for any type of manufacturing automobile, with much of the enhancement accomplished under the cars and truck.

Change you could rely on is located extra in the cabin, where a brand-new flying-buttress console adds some visual interest to the Prius' large, low dashboard and also its digital, distantly installed determines. Driving controls are set apart from the traveler by black and silver plastic, which lowers the large mass of the dash panels.

2010 Toyota Prius Review

Earth nerds as well as mileage fanatics will spend hrs away from World of Warcraft coaxing ever-high gas economic climate from the 2010 Prius. Formally, it's ranked at 50 mpg city, 39 highway by the EPA, yet TheCarConnection.com's specialists teased 69.5 mpg with wise use the gas as well as the Prius' new battery-only EV driving mode-- and we have actually already come across numbers exceeding 75 mpg. Partially, the enhanced gas economic climate results from a lighter, stiffer body. The powertrain's likewise been reconfigured for much less weight, and in contrast to assumptions, a bump in displacement from 1.6 litres to 1.8 liters for the four-cylinder engine has assisted the crossbreed system be more economical overall. The mix puts out 134 horse power, but the 1.8-liter's far better torque assists the Prius run at slower engine speeds on the highway. A significant lead foot will certainly drop the Prius into the high 30-mpg range, however a light touch, a conscious eye on the "Eco" driving mode signs, and also use the brand-new EV mode-- which allows a mile of pure-electric driving with a well-charged battery pack-- will help any motorist extract greater than 50 mpg in city driving.

Various other performance improvements have actually been guided at the Prius' less than entertaining roadway good manners. The stiffer body shell helps in reducing noise and also vibration from the engine and also constantly variable transmission. Engineers have attempted, as well as are rather successful, at enhancing the Prius' steering by angling its wheels slightly. The brakes are currently discs whatsoever four corners, as well as the regeneration that records kinetic energy, turning it right into power, has been enhanced. With even more light-weight aluminum in the body also, the Prius' 0-60 mph times are currently under 10 secs. Still, you'll constantly be advised of that you're driving a crossbreed automobile with electronic control over the steering, braking, and velocity feel.

A far better body means much more comfy surroundings for the 2010 Prius' 5 passengers. There is less front knee area, side to side, thanks to the brand-new facility console, however the driver's seat is now height-adjustable. Backseaters get the knee space left by slimmer front seatbacks as well as far better clearance from the rejiggered roofline. The freight area expands even more, with a revamped battery real estate as well as 2.2 inches of extra area creating a couple of more cubic feet of storage. In general, the Prius' plastics are upgraded and greened up, as well-- Toyota states they're all carbon-neutral now-- and also they do look far better than in the second-generation cars and truck. Fit as well as finish on pre-production automobiles is good.

he 2010 Toyota Prius likely will improve the high safety ranking of the most recent version. Seven airbags are common, including a motorist knee bag. So are anti-lock brakes, grip as well as security control, and tire pressure monitors. Security choices consist of radar cruise ship control, a lane-departure warning system, a rearview electronic camera, a "Security Attach" system that alerts emergency crews after a collision, and the feat technology of the day-- Intelligent Parking Assist, which helps you parallel-park the Prius by means of the cars and truck's cameras, albeit with your foot on the brake to control speed.

New attributes are implied to woo customers right into investing much more on the expensively syntheticed Prius. There's a Touch Tracer system that simulates your finger-swipes over steering-wheel controls over the gauges, so you don't have to overlook to change radio terminals or climate-control settings. Power home windows, cruise ship control, and also an AM/FM/XM/ CD player are basic. Significant new options include a moonroof with solar panels, powering a follower that draws hot air out of the automobile without utilizing the Prius' various other batteries. A remote air conditioning unit is likewise offered, together with a navigating system, LED headlamps, Bluetooth, and a back-up electronic camera.


In addition to having a technically magnificent powertrain, the 2010 Toyota Prius obtains lots of modern gizmos and eas within-- consisting of some you will not find on other automobiles in its cost variety.

Reviewers at Cars.com compete that "Toyota has showcased a great deal of modern technology in the brand-new Prius because of the sophisticated halo the hybrid keeps in the marketplace," and also purchasers of the 2010 Toyota Prius will not be dissatisfied with the functions readily available on their eco-friendly machines.

The brand-new Toyota Prius comes in just one trim degree, in the sense that the automobiles will showcase identical Toyota Prius outside badging, however there are 4 different versions readily available. Cars.com keeps in mind that "the names Prius II, III, IV as well as V will be used on home window sticker labels to distinguish models." The L.a Times states that "the standard-issue Prius [the Prius II] will be halfway decent equipped," showcasing common power devices, cruise control, as well as audio controls mounted 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 and Bluetooth" comes requirement, while the Prius IV adds "natural leather upholstery and warmed pole positions" as well as the luxurious 2010 Toyota Prius V "includes 17-inch wheels, haze lights and LED auto-leveling fronts lights with washing machines."