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Media Post: The Calming Silence That is The Prius

A quieter car we haven’t seen or heard. A more economic fuel user we haven’t seen either. The extremely comfortable driving experience is also one of the best we’ve experienced. All these qualities and more make the 2017 Toyota Prius a real dream car. Maybe that’s why this universally known and loved hybrid gets five star reviews so frequently and is one of the most popular of all the quiet, fuel efficient cars.

The Prius is the standard by which hybrids are measured. It’s been around since the 1990s and is considered to be the first mass-produced hybrid electric automobile in history. There have been over six million of these great cars sold worldwide and the quality and performance of the Prius has only gotten better with the passage of time. Prius, by the way, is a Latin word that means “to go before”, or “first’, and that, of course, is what Toyota usually does – it does things before other manufacturers do them.

The 2017 Toyota Prius is no different; it is first among all hybrids and besides its ability to get you 52 mpg in combined driving (electric motor and gas engine) it can hit 60 miles an hour in less than ten seconds. That may not seem like het speed to some people but it is extremely fast for a hybrid electric car.

The comfort level of the Prius is incredible. It seats five very easily with plenty of head, leg and shoulder room. It comes standard with 15-inch wheels, LED running lights and taillights, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, height adjustable driver seat, dual 4.2-inch driver information screens, tilt and telescoping steering wheel,  60/40 split folding rear seat, rear view camera, voice recognition with Siri Eyes Free, auxiliary audio jack, a CD player with a six-speaker audio system and USB port, among other things. Standard safety equipment includes automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning and intervention.

The 2017 Prius also comes standard with anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, along with passenger seat cushion airbags, driver knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Brake testing shows the Prius stopping to a standstill from 60 miles an hour in 120 feet, which is great for its class. This dream car can be seen at Atlantic Toyota.

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