2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

The launch of the new 2013 Toyota Prius Pug-in Hybrid comes at a time when technology and comfort greatly matters in a car.

This new vehicle does not disappoint those who love their technology. Toyota’s innovations clearly provides more for you the driver and the environment.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Hatch Base Price: $32,000
EV Mode Range: 11 miles MPGe for EV Mode: 95 avg.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.6 gals (40 L) MPG for Hybrid Mode: 50 avg.
Length: 176.4 in. (448.1 cm) Wheel Base: 106.3 in. (270 cm)
Height: 58.7 in. (149.1 cm) Width: 68.7 in. (174.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 3165 lbs (1436 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 21.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Engine: 1.8 4 cylinder DOHC VVT-i Compression Ratio: 13.0: 1
Horsepower: 98 HP Max RPM: 5200 RPM
Torque: 105 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: ECVT*
Electric Motor: AC Synchronous PM Torque: 153 lb-ft
Charge time: 120V-3 hours/ 240V-1.5 hours Max EV Mode: 11 miles
Horsepower: 134 HP Battery: Li-Ion

* Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission
** Nickel -Metal Hydride


This front-wheel drive that is powered by a 1.8 liter gasoline inline-4 engine paired with an electric motor backed by a battery pack. This battery can be charged from any outlet for up to 11 miles of pure electric operation.

The engine is mated mechanically and electronically to 60-kilowatt electric motor; all these work with a continuously variable transmission and the nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The total hybrid system horsepower is 134. Prius’ EPA city/highway fuel economy rates at 51/48. It has a 105 lb-ft toque at 4,000 rpm.

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes in 2 rim levels, base and advanced. Its base models come with 15-in alloy wheels.

The car’s wheel covers are aerodynamic designed; the roof’s apex is pushed rearward to create a slightly sporty appearance while still maximizing rear-seat headroom.


There are a lot of features that provide for ease and comfort, these include: an illuminated charging port, key-less entry with push-button start, a tilt-telescopic multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, iPod/USB, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, rear-view camera and the height of the driver’s seat is adjustable.

The advanced model features including LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, fog lights, ‘SofTex’ upholstery, power front seat with adjustable driver lumber support, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, upgraded JBL audio system and so much more.

Its contoured dashboard looks handsome with its 2-tone panels. The Prius’ steering wheel incorporates a wheel-like control that basically operates the touch tracer display that monitors fuel-usage and hybrid-operation displays on the car’s LCD information screen.

This car accommodates 5 people and has a luggage capacity of 15.6 cu ft. The front seats have the benefit of a 2-step heater system with improved control that suppresses temperature fluctuations and also enhances comfort.

In the Eco mode, the heaters are synchronized with an air conditioning system. The system activates to warm the occupants more quickly; this reduces the load on the air conditioning system which further increases the fuel efficiency.

This Prius comes with standard stability control, active head restraints, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and 7 airbags including a driver knee air bag.