The Toyota Prius is a hybrid that's both fuel efficient and available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. So, how capable is its all-wheel drive model? Maguire Toyota finds out. We put this 2019 Toyota Prius AWD review together to show drivers near Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton what it can do for you.

2019 Toyota Prius Performance

The 2019 Toyota Prius is available with Electronic On-Demand Compact All-Wheel Drive (AWD-e). This versatile drivetrain helps you maintain traction whether you're cruising the highway on a sunny day or running errands in the winter.

Under the hood, it runs on an efficient 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with Hybrid Synergy Drive®. This powertrain was designed with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and gets paired with two electric motors. Together, they deliver 96 total system horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque.

For added traction, batteries located in the rear of the car can kick in at low speeds and help you remain in control on slippery terrain like wet roads, snow, and mud.

The entire hybrid system is managed by an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT). This helps the Toyota Prius get up to an EPA-estimated 54 MPG city and 50 MPG highway[i].

2019 Toyota Prius Interior

Inside the 2019 Toyota Prius, there's seating for up to five people. Everyone will be able to get comfortable with 42.3 inches of front legroom and 33.4 inches of rear legroom. Behind the seats, there's a rounded cargo hold with 24.6 cubic feet of space. To make room for more, you can fold down the 60/40 split fold-down rear seats and get up to 62.7 cubic feet of cargo room.

Both cloth and SofTex® seats are available. With either upholstery, you'll be able to relax with a 6-way adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way adjustable front passenger's seat. Heated front seats are also available.

In the center of the dashboard there's a 6.1-inch touchscreen for your infotainment system. The Entune™ Audio system features Bluetooth® capability for hands free phone calls and streaming music from your phone.

2019 Toyota Prius Safety

On top of its dependable all-wheel drive, the 2019 Toyota Prius is designed to keep you safe in any conditions. It features eight airbags and standard fog lights with LED accents to give you better visibility during storms.

You can also rely on lots of technology to help prevent accidents. Your infotainment screen can help you check behind the car with an integrated backup camera, while all the features of Toyota Safety Sense™ P come standard, including:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

To build on Toyota Safety Sense™ P, trim levels that feature AWD-e also come with a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist.

Test Drive the Toyota Prius

Visit Maguire Toyota to test drive the efficient and stylish Toyota Prius. It delivers excellent fuel economy and a versatile performance to drivers near Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton. To learn more about this 2019 Toyota Prius AWD review, contact us or visit our dealership.

[i] 2019 EPA-estimated 54 city/50 hwy/52 combined mpg estimates for Prius LE AWD-e and XLE AWD-e. Actual mileage will vary.

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