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The 2014 Toyota Prius from Toyota has aerodynamic styling and EPA 51 mpg rating, to the 200 Hybrid System Net HP Camry Hybrid. It is one of the most fuel-efficient sedans in its class. Toyota hybrids are designed to create harmony between man, nature and machine. Browse all of the new hybrids, including the Highlander Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, and the Prius family, and discover legendary efficiency, reliability and power for the 21st century. It seems the only thing Toyota Prius hybrids can’t help you do is waste fuel.
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The 2014 Toyota Prius continues its reign as the quintessential hybrid car. The Prius name now actually applies to an entire family of hybrids, which include the classic Prius liftback and the Prius Plug-In Hybrid model that looks the same but has a larger battery pack that can be recharged on wall current. Other models, reviewed separated, are the larger Prius V wagon, and the smaller Prius C subcompact. All except the Prius V wagon are rated at 50 mpg combined.
The high-tailed hatchback shape of the Prius is now in its eleventh year, across two generations, and from a South Park parody to increasing numbers of Priuses sold in red states, it's become a staple on U.S. roads. Its shape lowers aerodynamic drag to squeeze every last mile out of each gallon of gasoline, and the result includes a domed profile and a two-part split rear window. The Plug-In Prius is identical except for a handful of trim differences and a charge-port door on the right rear fender.
Inside both cars, the characteristic console that sweeps down from the top of the dash is the first thing that catches the eye. The cabin is spacious enough to hold four adults comfortably, five in a pinch, and qualify as a mid-size car under EPA definitions.
With a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motor-generators, the Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain maxes out at 134 horsepower. The motors power the car solely on electricity (at speeds up to 30 mph), provide electric torque to supplement torque from the engine, and recharge the battery during regenerative braking or engine overrun. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is quoted at slightly less than 10 seconds, but you'll hear the engine howling up front to get there.
The Prius Plug-In Hybrid uses the same running gear, but the standard car's 1.3-kilowatt-hour nickel-metal-hydride battery pack is replaced by a 4.3-kWh lithium-ion pack that gives it 11 miles of electric range on the EPA test cycles. However, a footnote points out that only 6 miles of that range is continuous, because even under the relatively gentle EPA testing, the engine has to switch on at least once to power the car even though there's energy left in the pack. One real-world example would be foot-to-the-floor acceleration into fast-moving traffic from an uphill freeway on-ramp.
Seven airbags and a variety of electronic safety systems are no longer as advanced as they were for 2010, when this generation of Prius was launched. But the car remains competitive on safety, including available adaptive cruise control, rear-view camera, and lane-departure warning, along with an Intelligent Parking Assist function. There's also the "Safety Connect" system to notify first responders in case of an accident. The Prius is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ vehicle.
In addition to the Prius Liftback and Prius Plug-In Hybrid models, the rest of the family includes the Prius V wagon and the Prius C subcompact hatchback. The smaller Prius C subcompact is sportier and compared to the mid-size Liftback. The smaller engine and battery, plus a simpler and more conventional interior, give it a base price under $20,000 along with that all-important 50-mpg combined gas mileage rating. The Prius V offers far more load space, all the traditional Prius virtues, and a combined EPA gas-mileage rating of 42 mpg - though it can feel underpowered when heavily loaded.