Behind the Wheel of the 2016 Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius isn’t available in Thomasville yet, but you can still get a pretty good idea of what it will feel like to get behind the wheel. Details on the powertrain haven’t been revealed, but we know about exterior and chassis upgrades that will affect your driving experience.

2016 Toyota Prius New Chassis

Once more details about the 2016 Prius come out, you probably won’t hear much about the chassis any more. You will also find this chassis on future Corolla, Camry, and RAV4 vehicles. It lowers the hybrid’s center of gravity to promote better handling. While, in the past, drivers have complained that the Prius placed too much emphasis on fuel efficiency and not enough on performance and excitement, the new chassis should help. The 2016 model will be more athletic than ever before.

2016 Toyota Prius Performance and Efficiency

While exact engine details may not be available, we do know that the 2016 Prius should see a 10 percent boost in fuel efficiency. This will be thanks to a brand-new drivetrain relying on lighter components, a 4-cylinder internal combustion engine featuring 40 percent more thermal efficiency, and a battery that has a higher energy density. There will also be an Eco version of the Prius available for even better fuel economy.

2016 Toyota Prius and Your Comfort

In addition to the handling of the vehicle, you will also notice the updates to the interior when you get behind the wheel of a new Prius. With an extra 2.4 inches of length and 0.6 inches of width, there is now more room to stretch out. You will get the familiar expansive dashboard as well as a stylish new white trim option for the center console.

To stay up to date on the latest 2016 Toyota Prius news and be one of the first to take it on a test drive, talk to the team at Thomasville Toyota in Thomasville, Georgia.