Toyota introduced the 5th Generation 2023 Toyota Prius to their Prius lineup. It’s more fuel efficient than the previous models. Producing 196 hp, the 2023 Toyota Prius is the most powerful Prius Toyota has ever produced. The all-new 2023 Toyota Prius is the beginning of a 5th Generation. Every Prius rides on Toyota’s TNGA-C platform, making it a more eco-friendly vehicle. (Story updated with official details)
Toyota states that the Front-wheel-drive (FWD) model achieves an estimated fuel economy rating of 57 mpg. Along with the 2023 Prius, Toyota is also introducing a 220-hp plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius Prime model. But the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime should be discussed separately.
How about 2023 Toyota Prius design?
When it comes to the front design, the 2023 Prius has an attractive front-body design and a LED headlight design that is completely different from the previous models. Its low-front body design help in better road stability.
When viewed from the side, the 2023 Prius gets a brand-new side profile with new sporty-styling side skirts. 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels with an exclusive design make its side profile self-sufficient. Prius XLE grade includes 19-inches alloy wheels with wheel covers, and the LE base model gets 17-inch wheels.
When it comes to the rear design, It gets a brand-new fresh design with an attractive one-line wide tail light. Designed with a simple yet brand-new attractive design, the new Prius carries brand-new exterior and interior designs to 2023. The 2023 5th Gen Toyota Prius seems inspired by the 3rd Gen but it is built on the second generation’s TNGA-C platform. 2023 Toyota Prius is a 5-door, 5-seater hatchback.
When I see the interior by opening 2023 Toyota Prius’ conventional doors, the fully-digital speedometer is directly in front of the steering wheel. It gets softex and leather trimmed-heated steering wheel. There is a large touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. The LE Grade and XLE Grade includes an 8-inch audio multimedia touch screen, while the Limited Grade on the other hand includes a 12.3-inch audio multimedia touch screen. This system comes with “Hey Toyota” sound movement feature also.
The LE Grade and XLE Grade include 8-way power driver seats, while the Limited Grade on the other hand comes with driver passenger heated and ventilated seats with memory. The touch screen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Wifi connection.
How about the 2023 Toyota Prius’ engine, transmission and performance?
A 2.0L inline-four engine with continuously variable-speed automatic transmission and a 222V Lithium-ion battery which is placed under the rear seats is connected to the 5th Gen hybrid powertrain. As a result, Toyota states that the zero-emission electric range has increased by more than 50%. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard.
When it comes to the front-wheel drive mode, It takes 7.2 seconds to reach 0-60 mph with 194 hp, while the All-wheel drive model, on the other hand, takes 7.0 seconds to reach 0-60 mph with 196 hp. A high output IPM ( Internal Permanent Magnet) motor has been used for the rear motor in the All-wheel drive (AWD) model. It allows for less vibration driving, higher stability, and better performance. The 2023 Toyota Prius is offered in three driving modes: Normal, Eco, and Sport.
How about the 2023 Toyota Prius’ price?
2023 Toyota Prius’ prices, on-sale date, and other details have been released. 2023 Toyota Prius price starts at $28,545 and will go on sale in January 2023.
- 2023 Toyota Prius LE Grade – $28,545
- 2023 Toyota Prius XLE Grade – $31,990
- 2023 Toyota Prius Limited Grade – $35,560