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What sets the Toyota Prius apart from other hybrids on the market?

Published on February 28 2019

No hybrid car is as famous as the Toyota Prius in Canada. The Prius pioneered hybrid cars in Canada when it first entered the market nearly 30 years ago and has since dominated sales in the electrified car segment.


For 2019, the Toyota Prius improves a notch with the addition of AWD-e all-wheel drive. With the AWD-e system, the 2019 Toyota Prius will be as efficient on a snow-covered road as it can be with fuel consumption.


"We are enhancing all Prius models by upgrading their equipment and giving them a rejuvenated look for 2019. But the big news is the merger of the Prius' powerful hybrid system with Toyota's state-of-the-art AWD-e system," said Cyril Dimitris, vice president of Toyota Canada Inc.


"Canadians appreciate the increased confidence that comes with all-wheel drive. This year, the Prius becomes the first hybrid passenger car in the country to deliver four-wheel drive power in a controlled manner. Best of all, we're offering the Prius AWD-e at a surprisingly affordable price, so we expect AWD models to account for nearly two-thirds of our Prius Liftback sales this year."


Built on Toyota's all-new TNGA platform, the new Prius is more dynamic, stiff and sporty than ever before. Powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder Atkinson engine, a continuously variable gearbox and a powerful battery, the new Prius 2019 has an average fuel consumption of only 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers.


The new AWD-e is an active system that can transmit power between the front and rear wheels depending on road conditions. If the system detects that the rear wheels are losing traction, torque will be sent to restore stability. Despite its significant traction and safety benefits, the Toyota Prius e-AWD does not consume much more fuel than the FWD model.


We are talking here about an average fuel consumption rating of only 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers for AWD models. The Prius e-AWD starts at just $ 28,990. Still available as a front-wheel drive model, the Prius is available starting at $ 27,990.


Come discover the all-new Toyota Prius AWD-e today at Kingston Toyota.

Starting at  $ 30,152*
+ HST & Licence

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