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Striking the perfect balance between style and efficiency, the Toyota Prius can be considered a hybrid powertrain legend (and rightly so). The 2017 Prius is graceful, handling city streets and highways equally well. Passengers are indulged, with extensive legroom, plenty of drink holders, and an abundance of connectivity tech. Seven different trims offer choice and value for your shopping budget, while a full suite of driver assistance aids becomes standard for the 2017 model year. In addition to its fuel-sipping stats, therefore, the Prius is a smart and sassy hatch that you and your crew will appreciate. Read on to discover more about the 2017 Toyota Prius.
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The 2017 Toyota Prius has seven trims for your consideration. When it comes to actually choosing the right vehicle for you and your loved ones, those minor equipment differences between trims allow you to focus on what you actually want (and need). New for 2017 is the Prius One, this base trim is packed with features. Constantly visiting new places? You'll want to pick the Three trim or above for built-in navigation. And for sports-tuned suspension, you'll need one of the Touring trims.
If you're shopping for a vehicle with the feel-good factor, the fuel economy figures of this hybrid hatch will certainly put a smile on your face. Toyota has been hitting the mark with the Prius for years now, and the 2017 version is no exception. The Prius Two Eco trim is the best performer in the 2017 trim lineup. Powered by the model's standard hybrid powertrain (1.8L engine, two electric motors) it's tuned to achieve an EPA-estimated 56 mpg combined.
If you're shopping for brains and beauty, you've come to the right place. The slick exterior of the 2017 Prius has actually been planned to precision; an aerodynamic design is at the heart of this good-looking hatchback. Aero-stabilizing fins and underbody panels help to minimize wind resistance. The brutal (and beautiful) front grille shutters open and close automatically for better airflow. What does this mean for you? Smooth handling and responsive fuel economy.
Thanks to the 2017 Prius Entune™ audio system, it's easier than ever to hit the road, while still enjoying your favorite playlists and calls with friends. The Base, Two, and Two Eco trims all benefit from an easy-to-read 6.1-inch touchscreen display, voice command recognition, and Bluetooth® streaming technology. How about making that family road trips simpler than ever? Upgrade to the Three trim or above for navigation, weather reports, local fuel prices, sports scores, restaurant bookings, and more, with the subscription-free Entune® App Suite.
For the 2017 model year, Toyota has made its previously optional suite of driver-assistance features standard on all Prius trims. From highway commuting to downtown streets full of pedestrian traffic, features such as forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning are nice to have when you're navigating the modern world. Add in the standard rearview camera, and you are all set for the mall parking lot, too.
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Making its debut in 2017, the Kia Niro is a five-seat compact crossover that delivers impressive fuel economy thanks to its 139-hp hybrid powertrain. Combining an FWD 1.6L gas engine with an electric motor and 1.56 kWh onboard battery pack, the 2017–2021 Kia Niro FE base trim makes an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined.
The 2017–2021 Kia Niro Hybrid base trim offers as standard:
Six-speaker audio system
Supremely comfortable, and spacious enough for your family to enjoy weekend trips to the mall or weekday visits to the park, the 2017–2021 five-seat Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has the added benefit of being a great fuel-sipping companion. Powered by a 2.0L gas engine, electric motor, and 1.6 kWh onboard battery, the 2017–2021 Sonata Hybrid achieves a total power output of 192-hp. That translates into an EPA-estimated 42 mpg combined for the 2017–2019 base models, and an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined for the 2020–2021 base models.
Standard features of the 2017–2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid base trim include:
Dual-zone automatic climate control
A classic sedan silhouette with impressive powertrain credentials, the 2018–2021 Honda Accord Hybrid seats five passengers and, from 2018, has a cavernous 16.7 cu-ft of cargo space too. The 2018–2021 Accord Hybrid runs on a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with dual electric motors, and a 1.3-kWh onboard battery pack for a total of 212-horsepower. The 2017 and 2019–2021 base trim Accord Hybrid (2.0L engine and dual motors) all achieve an EPA-estimated 48 mpg combined.
Standard features of the 2018–2021 Accord Hybrid base trim include:
17-inch alloy wheels
Dual-zone climate control
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RepairPal gave the Toyota Prius an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Prius 5th out of 30 among Midsize Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Toyota Prius
Features 15-inch wheels, LED running lights and taillights, heated mirrors, driver-door keyless entry, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seat, 6.1-inch touchscreen display, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker audio system, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and more.
Adds spare tire, rear-window wiper, front-row seatback pockets.
Adds illuminated keyless entry, power-adjustable front seats. Deletes rear-window wiper.
Adds navigation, simulated leather accent finishing, wireless phone charging pad, seven-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and more. Unlocks the optional Advanced Technology package.
Adds 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, unique rear bumper styling, and simulated leather upholstery with contrasting blue stitching.
Includes the Three trim features, and adds a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats, power driver seat with adjustable lumbar, and more. Unlocks the optional Premium Convenience package. Deletes Three Touring features.
Includes all Four trim features, and adds Three Touring equipment.
The Prius is ideally suited to regular daily driving, but it's no slouch on a private road or track environment. Manufacturer testing when new reveals a top speed for the 2017 Prius of 112 mph.
The 2017 Prius has 33.4-inches of rear legroom, as does the Prius Prime, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant. For the most rear legroom in a 2017 Prius variant, try the city-sized Prius-C at 35.0-inches of rear legroom or the larger wheelbase Prius-V with its 35.9-inches of rear legroom.
The 2017 Prius has a continuously variable transmission; an automatic single-speed gearbox that allows for seamless journeying through the full range of gear ratios.
Blue Crush Metallic
Classic Silver Metallic
Magnetic Gray Metallic
Midnight Black Metallic
Sea Glass Pearl
Harvest Beige (not available on Touring trims)
The 2017 Toyota Prius hatch seats five passengers. Cloth upholstery is standard with the option to move up to SofTex® simulated leather upholstery from the Three Touring trim and above. The cabin is comfortable and the seats are supportive, with 42.3-inches of legroom up front and 33.4-inches for the rear row.
Smart-flow climate control system with pollen filtration is a standard feature. Comfort touches are plentiful, including two front- and two rear-row cup holders, and bottle holders for both rows too. The front row has a center armrest with a storage bin, while the 60/40-split rear seat has a fold-down center armrest as well.
Cargo capacity is impressive, from 24.6 cu-ft for the One, Two, Three, and Three Touring trims, up to 27.4 cu-ft for the Two Eco, Four, and Four Touring trims. Total cargo capacity for all trims increases to 65.5 cu-ft when the rear seats are folded down.
The 2017 Prius has two sets of LATCH connectors (two lower anchors and an upper tether) in the second row's outboard seats, while the second-row middle seat has an upper tether only. Should you wish, you can use a lower LATCH anchor from either side (along with the upper tether) to assist in securing a child seat in the middle.
All seat types are accommodated, including convertible, front- and rear-facing, infant and booster seats. Some seats fit better with the rear-row head restraints removed.
All 2017 Prius models are motivated by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors and an onboard battery for a combined 121-horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sends power to the front wheels. When new, the top speed of the 2017 Prius is 112 mph according to the manufacturer.
The 2017 Prius Two Eco (with the 1.8L gas engine and dual electric motors) gets an EPA-estimated 56 mpg combined.
2009–2015 Toyota Prius (Third Generation)
The Prius entered its third generation in 2009. A Persona Series Special Edition Prius was introduced as a 2013 exclusive. Following a no-change year in 2014 (and the success of the 2013 special edition), the Prius gained a new trim in 2015, the Persona Series. A rearview camera became standard this year, too.
2016–2022 Toyota Prius (Fourth Generation)
A ground-up redesign heralded the arrival of the fourth-generation Prius in 2016. In 2017, Toyota's suite of driver assistance features became standard. In 2019 the Prius gained available all-wheel drive, some refreshed styling, and new trim names. More standard connective technology was introduced in 2020, including Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa™ functionality, with Android Auto™ following in 2021.