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Review: 2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Review: 2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Attractive. Fuel efficient. Environmentally friendly. It just makes sense to treat yourself to the new 2019 Toyota Prius Prime. Visit Longo Toyota in El Monte for a test drive and to learn more about their $2,500 cash back offer, up to $4,500 federal tax credit and HOV lane sticker on the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime.

Design

This four-passenger plug-in hybrid sedan incorporates a hatchback body style with aerodynamic features including an active front grille shutter, underbody covers, and side body fins. The rear hatch is created using lightweight carbon-fiber polymer, and the exclusive dual-wave rear glass hatch rolls into the rear spoiler reducing air resistance. The eye-catching, eco-sensitive Quad-LED projector headlights and LED taillights consume approximately 20% - 30% less energy than traditional lights and come standard. Prius Prime engineers designed the optimal placement for the battery pack to help lower the overall center of gravity as well as help open up the cargo area.

Convenience

A smartphone app lets you check your vehicle charge status, monitor your energy status, and schedule a charge. By scheduling your charge during off-peak hours, you can take advantage of lower electricity rates. Your Prius Prime partially charges itself with a regenerative braking system, but to fully charge your battery you have the option of using a standard household outlet which takes around 5 ½ hours to charge or a 240-volt charger which takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes to charge. When your battery is fully charged, your vehicle will run only on the electric motors, reducing your emissions, and will switch to using the gas engine and electric motors when needed.

Incentives

Plug-in Hybrids can save over 5,000 pounds of CO2 equivalent per year compared to gas-powered vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If that’s not enough to convince you, there are plenty of financial incentives. Federal incentives include up to a $4,500 tax credit, while the State offers multiple rebates. Through the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) provides a one-time $500 rebate to customers who own or lease a qualified plug-in hybrid, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers up to $1,500, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers a rebate of up to $750. Plus, with the allowance of the clean air vehicle carpool access by the State of California, you can save plenty of commuting time too.

Pricing

Starting at $27,350 MSRP*

* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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