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Safety and Performance in One Well-Known Hatchback: The 2018 Toyota Prius Has what the Eco-Conscious Illinois Driver Needs!

The Toyota Prius definitely has risen to the occasion and become an iconic hatchback when it comes to fuel efficiency. When first introduced in 1997, the Toyota Prius was one of the first mass-produced hybrid vehicles and, today, it stands as one of the cleanest vehicles sold in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Not to be outdone by the Hybrid Synergy Drive that makes this hatchback so low-emissions, the 2018 Toyota Prius also featured a lot of excellent safety features combined with so many advancements in safety and comfort that make this hatchback an excellent choice for yourself or the whole family. Discover one for yourself today here at Toyota of Merrillville, proudly serving the Hobart and Lowell areas as well!

A Well-Known Hybrid Engine, Plug-Free!

While the plug-in electric motor seems to be very trendy on low-emissions vehicles today, it might not be the optimal choice for everyone. Fortunately, the Toyota Prius is well-known for its Hybrid Synergy Drive, which combines a 1.8-liter Aluminum DOHC I4 engine with a Permanent magnet AC Synchronous Electric Motor. These two energy systems work harmoniously as you drive to charge a Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery for a total power output of 121 horsepower (or 90 kilowatts) and an EPA-estimated 54 miles per gallon in the city and 50 miles per gallon on the highway. This operating system keeps the Toyota Prius running smooth for the whole journey while the Independent MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension keep the car stable and easy to steer no matter how windy the roads ahead might get.

 Safety and Security, The Toyota Way!

One of the biggest difficulties people have with finding a new car tends to be choosing a trim level. After all, if you choose the wrong one, you might feel like you're missing out on some important safety features. Fortunately, like all new Toyota models, the Toyota Prius comes standard with the Toyota Star Safety System™ as well as the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) system in all trim levels, so you never feel like you're missing out on anything important. These two systems add on some excellent safety and driver assistive technology that you might not find in the base trim levels of other hatchback models, such as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA), Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD).

  Find Out What Technology Awaits You!

Who says a practical and safe hatchback sedan can't also be without some extra charms? Well, with the Entune™ Audio system, you'll find that a lot of entertainment features come equipped under one bundle. Integrate your smartphone into the computer of the Toyota Prius through such applications as Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free for iPhones, an auxiliary power outlet and advanced voice recognition, all broadcasted through six speakers and a 6.1-inch color touchscreen display. The Entune™ Premium Audio System with Integrated Navigation and the Entune® App Suite adds on even more entertainment and convenience features, such as a navigation system, HD Radio™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather Overlay; all broadcast through a 11.6-inch high-resolution touchscreen with split screen display and six speakers. All trim levels of the Toyota Prius come standard with AM/FM radio, a CD Player and MP3/iPod connectivity.

Find Yours Today!

The Toyota Prius is the popular choice for those wishing to reduce their carbon footprint and have a safe and comfortable journey with fewer stops at the pump. Discover one for yourself and schedule a test drive, here at Toyota of Merrillville, by calling our sales team at (219) 947-3325. We're proudly serving the Valparaiso and Crown Point areas and we're ready for you. Come see us today!

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