When it comes to iconic car models, they don’t get much more recognizable than the Toyota Prius. The Toyota Prius is always one of the most popular compact and hybrid models on the market, which makes its yearly release always exciting. But some have said the 2019 Toyota Prius may be slightly different and feature an All-Wheel Drive system. Are the rumors true?
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Yes! Rejoice, Toyota Prius lovers, because the 2019 Toyota Prius will, for the first time ever, offer an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system! If you’ve always loved the Toyota Prius for its incredible efficiency and advanced features but wanted a little more traction and capability, then the 2019 Toyota Prius is the perfect vehicle for you!
The 2019 Toyota Prius will offer the new AWD-e system, which combines the traction and capability of an AWD system without losing any of the efficiency that drivers love about the Toyota Prius. There a lot of components that go into the AWD-e system, like an independent electric, magnet-less rear motor, but what matters is that the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e will be one of the most efficient AWD models available, projected to get up to an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 50 mpg!
Standard Safety Features and Technologies in the 2019 Toyota Prius
Of course, as impressive and exciting as the 2019 Toyota Prius’ new AWD system is, what still is most important is safety. Toyota didn’t forget about safety, as the 2019 Toyota Prius comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite of driver-assist technologies and safety features. Standard features on the 2019 Toyota Prius from TSS-P include:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Want to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Prius? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!