The cost to own a hybrid vehicle has gone down considerably over the years, but despite this there is still a perception that purchasing a new hybrid will cost you. This isn’t the case, and there is no brand that shows it better than the one that started the hybrid craze with the original Prius. There are now several Prius models, but we’re going to take a close look at the Prius Prime to see what it offers and how much it costs.
How much is the 2017 Prius Prime?
The 2017 Prius Prime has a starting MSRP of $27,100 for the base level trim, known as the Plus. There are two more trim levels available in the Prius Prime: Premium and Advanced, which start at $28,800 and $33,100 respectively.
Can you get tax credits with a 2017 Prius Prime?
You might look at the standard Prius and the all-new Prius Prime and consider going with the regular Prius since it has a lower starting cost. This definitely isn’t a bad option, but you should also consider tax credits. The 2017 Prius Prime is eligible for a $4,500 federal tax credit, which greatly reduces the price of the Prius Prime even further.
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What is the difference between the Prius Prime and regular Prius?
So what exactly is the big difference between the Prius Prime and regular Prius? The main difference between the two is that the Prius Prime offers the ability to plug it in and run as an all-electric vehicle and then rely on gas after or use both at the same time for maximum efficiency. The Prius Prime offers 25 miles of EV mode driving or 640 miles total. The all-electric driving mode operates on a fuel efficiency estimated at 133 MPGe (the unit used to compare efficiency with MPG) or an estimated 54 MPG.
Test Drive the 2017 Prius Prime in Knoxville TN
Interested in the all-new Prius Prime and want to take it for a spin? Feel free to stop by Fox Toyota in Knoxville TN to find the best selection of Toyota models around and to take one for a test drive!