Continuing its reign as the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle in America, the 2014 Toyota Prius is back on the market, offering four different models to satisfy its range of loyal followers: the standard Prius Liftback, the compact Prius C, the large Prius V and the efficient Prius Plug-In. Each edition carries its own set of unique traits, but when it comes to the Prius' signature fuel efficiency and space accommodations, every model delivers. Coming into the new year, the entire Prius lineup remains unchanged, aside from the Prius V, which receives small updates to its list of standard and optional features. Overall, the Prius continues to offer outstanding capabilities and its functionality is sure to attract eco-friendly buyers across the country.
For 2014, The Prius V is the only model to debut new upgrades: the panoramic moonroof is now a standalone option with the Prius V Three and daytime running lamps are standard on all models, noted in The Car Connection's 2014 Toyota Prius review. In addition to these modifications, the Prius V, along with all other Prius models, feature a wealthy collection of safety functions offered on selected trim levels. These include components such as adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, seven airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes. Each Prius model has also been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, ensuring each vehicle is made with quality and safety in mind.
Delivering top-of-the-line fuel economy, the Prius lineup is offered with three different powertrains proven to maximize efficiency. Both Prius Liftback and Prius Plug-In models take advantage of a 1.8 four-cylinder engine, but each one comes outfitted with a different battery pack. The Liftback uses a 1.3-kWh nickel metal-hydride battery pack and the Plug-In features a 4.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack ?" each working with the four-cylinder engine to produce 134 horsepower. The Prius V comes with a larger 1.8 four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors, exerting a combined 134 horsepower, while the Prius C is paired with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine, outputting 73 horsepower. Regardless of the change in powertrains, each Prius still offers excellent EPA ratings that can't be beat. Coupled with ample leg and headroom throughout the lineup, the 2014 Prius is a guaranteed hit.
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