Harold extols the virtues of Toyota's Prius Prime


(March 2, 2017) Styling has shown a marked improvement, Harold Gunn of the Automotive Reporter says, indicating he never was a fan of the styling of the outgoing Prius. 

Compared to the standard Prius, which was redesigned for the 2016 model year, the Prime version is outfitted with a larger battery that supports 25 miles of electric-only range. And it takes a rather short 5.5 hours via a standard 120-volt outlet to recharge.

The Prime is available in three trim levels — Plus, Premium and Advanced — and starts at $27,985 including destination charge. And as Harold points out there are tax breaks available for a new-car purchase.