They don’t maintain again on the upgraded infotainment display.
The Toyota Prius Prime doesn’t get a lot love. At the least, not from most of the people. It does, nevertheless, find yourself in sufficient driveways to rank it excessive on our Gross sales Scorecard, outsold within the U.S. solely by the Tesla Mannequin three this yr. If you happen to’re interested in what these 22,524 People noticed within the automobile that satisfied them to tug out their wallets, then this video evaluation from The Straight Pipes (above) is perhaps for you.
In it, Yuri and Jakub go over the automobile’s very important statistics — 121 horsepower; 105 pound-feet of torque; 40 km (25 miles) of electrical vary; 1035 km (643 miles) of mixed vary — earlier than delving into its options and their lists of likes and dislikes. After all, relating to vehicles within the Prius household, with its lengthy historical past of polarizing styling, appearances are one of many first issues folks have a tendency to speak about, and that rings true right here. To underline that divisive look concern, considered one of our reviewers right here likes the best way it seems to be, whereas the opposite, decidedly much less so.
With regards to different features of the automobile, the 2 discover so much to agree on. The trip, they really feel, is loads snug, its dealing with is nothing to put in writing dwelling about, and the massive 11.6-inch display that comes with the improve bundle is fairly. Fairly ineffective. Simply to the touch on a few of their qualms, they do like the dimensions of the display, it’s simply that the information discovered thereon is just not particularly useful. It doesn’t have Apple Carplay or Android Auto. The navigation doesn’t characteristic Google maps or work particularly properly. It additionally, regardless of having a matte end, can catch quite a lot of glare, making it tough to make use of. Did we point out the overall UI (person interface) expertise is sorely missing? Properly, we simply did.
Regardless of these drawbacks, The Straight Pipes crew finds the Prime has some issues to advocate it. The value makes it one of many extra inexpensive plug-in vehicles on the market and, with it eco-heritage, shoppers are snug placing their belief in it. Actually, with these gross sales figures, Toyota should be doing one thing proper with this plug-in Prius.