The Best of Gas & Electric in One Car: 2021 Prius Prime

April 14th, 2021 by

Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean you have to skimp on features, safety and style. The new 2021 Toyota Prius Prime offers maximum fuel efficiency, an all-electric driving range and, now, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid vehicle, meaning you can plug in and charge your Prius Prime to drive in all-electric mode but still have the convenience and efficiency of gas/electric hybrid driving. For the 2021 model year, the new Prius Prime adds more safety features and new infotainment options.

As a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime gets 55 city/53 highway/54 combined MPG* when driving in standard hybrid mode. When fully charged, you can drive up to 25 miles** in EV mode, during which time you’ll create zero emissions!

Overall, the Prius Prime gets 133 MPGe* and has a total driving range of 640 miles before you need to refuel and/or recharge. That’s miles ahead of even the longest-range full EVs currently available. And when you do run out of battery, the Prius Prime seamlessly switches to hybrid mode until you decide to recharge, or need to refuel. You do not have to have a charged battery to drive the Prius Prime, it will simply act as the standard hybrid Toyota Prius. If you only drive around town and charge your Prius Prime every night, you may not need to use any gas at all! Great for the environment and great for your wallet.

The biggest update for the 2021 Prius Prime is the addition of more advanced Toyota safety features. For 2021, the new Prius Prime upgrades from Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)™ P to Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0. Where TSS-P is your basic safety features like:

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Pre-collision System with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane departure alert

TSS 2.0 adds in more advanced safety features, including:

  • Pre-Collision System with Daytime/Lowlight Vehicle, Pedestrian and added Bicyclist Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Land Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Automatic High Beam

Inside the new Toyota Prius Prime LE, you’ll find a standard 7” infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Amazon Alexa, fabric heated front seats and smart-flow climate control. Upgrade to the Prius Prime XLE and get a massive 11.6” screen plus navigation, wireless charging and SofTex® heated front seats. The top-tier Prius Prime Limited adds color Head-Up Display, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and even more safety features, including park assist and blind-spot monitoring.

The 2021 Prius Prime XLE and Limited also come with Predictive Efficient Drive that learns how you drive, collecting data to predict points of deceleration and stopping on the routes you take regularly. Then, when you drive that route again, the system predicts when to let off the accelerator and can apply assisted deceleration which helps to truly maximize fuel efficiency. Talk about eco-friendly technology!

Every 2021 Toyota Prius Prime comes with a spacious interior with plenty of room for five adults and a large hatchback trunk so that you can head out on adventures with every person and all your gear in tow. For the eco-conscious driver who still expects performance, convenience and safety, the Prius Prime checks all the boxes. You get the convenience of electric to hybrid driving, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, upgraded infotainment and luxury features in the cabin, plus the ability to drive with zero emissions in EV mode.

Learn more about the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid at City Toyota in Daly City. Take a test drive and speak with our Toyota experts to determine which Prius Prime model is best for your driving needs. City Toyota has a huge selection of new Toyotas, including many new Prius Primes. Shop online or visit City Toyota in Daly City, CA, today!

*EPA-estimated 133 combined MPGe for 2021 Prius Prime. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric operation. EPA-estimated 55 city/53 highway/54 combined mpg. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG/MPGe will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See

**EPA-estimated 25-mile all-electric driving range when fully charged for 2021 Prius Prime. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See

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