What Updates Are We Going to See in the 2019 Prius?
The 2019 Toyota Prius is back with a new fervor and updated features. It’s a wonderful makeover, and the model is now available with optional all-wheel drive as well as a refreshed exterior. Here are some interesting updates that you’ll see in the 2019 Prius:
The Exterior Facelift
The noticeable change of exterior styling in the 2019 Prius is conventional yet stylish. Toyota has softened the aggressive air intakes and angles in the new model to make way for super-efficient aerodynamics. There are updates on the rear and front ends of the vehicle, too. While the front end has reshaped headlights with slimmer looks and upright LED running lights, the rear end has redesigned taillights.
The Interior Facelift
Not much has been changed in the interior of the 2019 Toyota Prius. It still carries the same standard smart-flow climate control system and infotainment unit with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display. The Limited trim comes with a larger 11.6-inch screen display. The additional hardware used for the all-wheel-drive system does cut into the interior spacing.
The steering wheel is somewhat redesigned as an evolution from the earlier models. The AWD models will also get the Siri Eyes Free voice control, Entune Multimedia Bundle, integrated backup camera, and two USB charging ports. It is more spacious than before.
Apart from the looks on the exteriors, the 2019 Toyota Prius is getting some upgrades under the hood as well. The Prius comes with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine that suits the Toyota Hybrid system that offers 120lb-feet of torque and a 54 mpg on the highway (50 mpg city). The front-wheel-drive models aren’t getting any significant change in their engine prowess though. The all-wheel-drive system will get some intriguing updates, including a nickel hydride battery that takes on the challenges of cold weather with ease.
Each model of the Toyota Prius comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced safety features. It includes driver-assist features such as lane departure warning, standard adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and optional blind spot warning system.
More Space and Comfort
The new Prius models are spacious and more practical than previous generations. While the back seat offers comfortable space for average-sized people, you get a cavernous 65.5 cubic feet of cargo space once you fold the rear seats. The trunk has a cargo volume of 27.4 cubic feet with a pragmatic hatch opening. It allows ease of loading and unloading cargo. Powered front seats create more space in select trim models.
The base prices for the front-wheel-drive Prius starts at $23,770 and the AWD models start at $26,380. With base models getting the Toyota Safety Sense suite, larger LCD display, and Entune infotainment system, the prices are highly competitive.
Toyota Prius is a market leader in the hybrid segment. With competitive pricing and added all-wheel-drive option, it is surely going to attract more buyers, especially from the Snow Belt.