Most automobile manufacturers talk a good game when it comes to hybrid vehicles, yet somehow the grand plans they have are years from reality. That is, just about everyone except Toyota. The 2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid is a fantastic engineering feat, priced at $22,000 and allowing for over 45 miles per gallon in both city and highway driving. With a good amount of zip for money, the 2009 Toyota Prius is the future of the automotive industry.
The performance of the 2009 Toyota Prius is lead by a 1.5 Liter, 4 cylinder engine that puts out 76 Horsepower. Two electric motors serve as a variable transmission, allowing for a super low emissions output that is truly environmentally friendly. Featuring a torsion beam with a stabilizer bar, the 2009 Toyota Prius gives a smooth and comfortable ride. The rack-and-pinion steering with electric power assist makes avoiding road obstacles easier than one might expect.
The exterior of the 209 Toyota Prius is as sleek as a hybrid can get.With 15 inch 6-spoke alloy wheels, chrome-type finish grille and multi-reflector halogen headlamps, this automobile is a looker. The 2009 Prius features solar energy absorbing glass, a rear window defogger and it even has a rear deck spoiler for a sporty look.
The interior of the 2009 Toyota Prius has all of the amenities, including a digital speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge and a digital quartz clock. The tilt steering wheel has audio control of a system offering a AM/FM stereo with CD player and six speakers. The Prius also has power windows and door locks,and dual illuminated visor and vanity mirrors. The rear fold down bench seat makes for extra cargo space, and this hybrid is much roomier than one expects.
The safety features of the 2009 Toyota Prius go above and beyond what is necessary and expected in an automobile. With front and side driver and passenger airbags and an anti-lock brake system that offers electronic brake-force distribution, the Prius will make all passengers feel secure. The traction control, tire pressure monitor system and rear child door lock relieve a driver of a few unnecessary worries.
The 2009 Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle that does not appear as a hybrid stereotype. With all the comforts, performance and engineering, the only way to know it is a hybrid is to look under the hood, or experience the gas mileage. The 2009 Toyota Prius is an excellent vehicle, it is a shame that they are not more automobiles of this type