When Toyota uncovered its makeover Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, we largely liked everything about it — except for the wobbly infotainment system. With the 2020 model, Toyota has corrected that deficiency, now present it with both Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa support. They’ll come as a standard trim option for all Prius Primes, which start at $27,600, not including the federal tax.
The Prius Prime delivers 25 miles or all-electric range, adequate for many people to never burn gas during their daily commutes. If you do need to take it on a road trip, you’ll get 54 mpg combined fuel economy, making it one of the most cost-effective cars on the road. Other new topographies include a fifth rear seat, black interior and two USB ports for rear passengers.
Toyota restored the design for the 2018 Prius and while it still looks a bit weird, it’s less unpleasant than the last model. Still, sales are down considerably for the pioneering hybrid car, maybe due to increased rivalry in both hybrid and EV categories.