2011 Toyota Prius Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, Aside from a safety recall involving reprogramming the ABS, the 2011 Toyota Prius remains the same as it was last year. The Prius gained 24 horsepower over the last generation, better fuel economy (51 mpg city), quieter ride, improved handling, new looks, cooler eco gauges, nicer interior, and more space inside — more cargo space, more legroom, more shoulder room, and more headroom.
Consumers will note a tremendous shift in vehicles offered by Toyota if they look at the implemented changes in the Prius from its first model to its second. The Prius entered the market in 2000 and it was a leader in the green car class. It sports a cabin like a sedan and it offers plenty of cargo space. It is offered as a hatchback. The Prius also had decent power for a green car. The shifter may have lacked appeal, but the Prius soon proved popular.
The Prius is the first valid hybrid offering with a decent fuel economy and a user friendly configuration. The Prius paved the way for other hybrid vehicles, some of which use the platform by Toyota. The Prius is now three generations old. It is offered as a spacious four door hatchback and it sports a well-executed chassis. The Prius has the Hybrid Synergy Drive feature that makes it more efficient. It is sold with a 1.8-Liter, 134 horsepower motor. It gets 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg when on the highway.
The new car is unmistakable as a Prius, yet the new body lines and overall shape make the previous generation model look instantly dated. The Prius has options including 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, and LED headlights.
The Prius features excellent fit and finish inside, plus cool gauges to monitor the hybrid system. Features such as DVD-based navigation, iPod connectivity, solar-powered ventilation system, dynamic radar cruise control, lane keep assist, and Intelligent Park Assist are available.
Fuel economy is an important part of the Toyota Prius hybrid’s performance. The Prius is rated at 51 mpg city. In addition, the 134-horsepower system (up 24 horses from last year) gets the Toyota to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds. It also has impressive ride quality and impressive grip, plus the Prius only needs 121 feet to stop from 60 mph.
The Prius features driver and front passenger airbags, dual front side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags are standard. Also standard are traction control, disc brakes with ABS, brake assist, and electronic brakeforce distribution. Stability control is optional.
Body styles: Four-door hatchback
Engines: 1.8L I-4
Transmissions: Continuously variable transmission
Models: Prius I, Prius II, Prius III, Prius IV, Prius V
EPA Fuel Economy
Prius I, Prius II, Prius III, Prius IV, Prius V: 51 mpg city/48 mpg highway
Price : $23,520 – $28,790