2018 Toyota Prius Prime Rochester MN

2018 Toyota Prius Prime in grey driving down a long and empty stretch of road

Even with the recent drop in gas prices, fuel-efficient vehicles are still more popular than ever with most brands offering fuel-efficient variants of their most popular models. Some brands are taking it one step further by offering plug-in models like the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime.

The 2018 Prius Prime is the only plug-in model offered by Toyota and one of four models available in the Prius lineup. The 2018 Prius Prime is smaller than a traditional Prius model with a seating capacity of four and a slightly smaller cargo area. But, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in fuel efficiency. The 2018 Prius Prime would make an excellent commuter vehicle for anyone with a lengthy daily drive and would also be a great compliment to a gas-guzzling SUV for drives that don't require as much hauling capability.

Fuel Economy and Driving Range

While some plug-in models offer short driving ranges that make it hard to drive anywhere but work and back, the 2018 Prius Prime combines electric driving with a traditional hybrid powertrain giving environmentally-conscious drivers the best of both worlds. When the 2018 Prius Prime has electric power stored, the vehicle will run as an all-electric model, but when the electric juice runs out or when additional power is needed to fuel passing on the highway, the traditional hybrid powertrain will take over making long drives worry free.

The 2018 Prius Prime has a combined fuel economy rating of 54 miles per gallon and 133 miles per gallon during electric driving. The total driving range for the 2018 Prius Prime is rated at an EPA-estimated 640 miles. Though, like with any driving range estimate, this number could change based on driving habits, weather conditions, etc.

Stop by the Rochester Toyota dealership in Rochester, MN and talk with our sales staff about plug-in charging options for the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime today. Multiple in-home and public charging options are now available that make it easier than ever to enjoy life with a plug-in vehicle.

Rochester Toyota is located at 4365 Canal Place Southeast in Rochester, MN. Customers can also speak to a dealership representative directly by calling 877-562-5501.