What Updates Are We Going to See in the 2019 Prius?

What Updates Are We Going to See in the 2019 Prius?

With the 2019 Prius, Toyota is introducing all-wheel drive to its most popular hybrid model. The vehicle is getting many impressive updates on the exterior as well. Along with sleek and conventional styling, Toyota is adding more to the Prius’ bundle of standard features. Here are some impressive updates to look out for in the 2019 Toyota Prius.

Redesigned Exteriors

The company has noticeably redesigned the exterior styling of the 2019 Prius lineup. The new Prius’ are conventionally designed to compete with other competing hybrids. The aggressive accents are replaced by softened features on the angles in the new models. With changed air intakes and superior aerodynamics, the 2019 Prius is set to make its mark. The front end has redesigned headlights offering a slimmer look, along with upright LED running lights. On the rear end, there are new, eye-catching taillights.

Interior Updates

Though not much has been changed to the interior, there are some slight renovations made to the new 2019 models. They come with the standard smart-flow climate control and 6.1-inch touchscreen display infotainment system. In the Limited trim levels, you’ll get a larger 11.6-inch touchscreen display. While the company is adding all-wheel-drive drivetrain to some models, it hasn’t reduced the interior spacing to accommodate the new drivetrain. In addition, the AWD models will be updated with the Entune Multimedia Bundle, Siri Eyes Free voice control, USB charging ports, and integrated backup camera.

Power to the Engine

Some updates are added to the power and engine performance as well in the new 2019 Toyota Prius. The current models come with a 4-cylinder 1.8L gas/electric hybrid engine. With 120 lb-feet of torque, it offers an estimated 54 MPG on the highway. The most significant updates are made to the new AWD models. They come with nickel hydride battery systems that can accommodate the challenges faced in cold weather.

Safety Features

There are no particular changes made to the safety features in the 2019 Prius. As previously announced by the company, every model of Toyota will now come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite. The same package is added to the new models of Prius as well. They include safety features like standard adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, optional blind spot warning, and lane keeping assist.

More Space and Comfort

The 2019 Prius is designed to offer more space and practicality to the passengers. Even if you are a heavy traveler, there is ample space in this vehicle to accommodate your baggage. When you fold the rear seats, you get a cavernous 65.5 cubic feet for cargo. The seats are designed for the comfort of average-sized passengers. The trunk has space of 27.4 cubic feet. It comes with hatch opening that allows comfortable loading and unloading of the cargo. In select trim models, you can also opt for power adjustable front seats for added comfort.

In the hybrid segment, Toyota Prius is a leading name and with these new updates, it is ready to take on the competition.