Toyota Prius
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Make: Toyota
Model: Prius
Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is not only stylish, but also beneficial to the environment and great for fuel economy. The award winning Prius was the first gas-electric hybrid vehicle mass produced in the world, and was first rolled out by the Japan based manufacturer for the 2001 model year. The Prius offers a unique driving experience, with stylish looks and has numerous standard and optional equipment available at a surprisingly affordable price. Although the Prius finds an audience of all ages, it especially helps to put a refreshing, contemporary twist on the typical family vehicle. The Prius is fashioned as a sedan, and is built with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. Standard features include tilt steering, air conditioning, and power window and door locks, and AM/FM stereo. Numerous optional upgrades were added for the 2002 model year, including daytime running lights and a navigational aid. For the beginning of the second generation model in 2004, cruise control and steering wheel mounted controls became standard features, along with a compact disc player, which replaced the previously standard tape deck. This year also received several cosmetic upgrades and was the first model to be crafted with Hybrid Synergy Drive. 2006 brought further upgrades and restyled features to the Prius, on both the interior and exterior. The 2007 model year unveiled a third generation Toyota Prius, which added more safety options and a brand new Touring Edition. The unique concept of the Prius contributes to its overall fun to drive feel. The vehicle's comfortable interior is roomy, and provides generous leg room and seating for five passengers. Trunk space is also plentiful, and the second row seat folds down to provide additional storage space. Among the standard safety equipment are antilock brakes, traction control, electronic brake assistance, a vehicle anti theft device and keyless entry. The Prius has received high ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Toyota Prius is a cutting edge automobile, offering buyers an innovative choice over most other vehicles on the market. In addition to unheard of gas mileage rates, it carries Toyota's famous reputation for quality, and offers outstanding reliability.

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