2024 Toyota Prius XLE Is Outstanding

Toyota is reporting another record year with sales of hybrid/gas models soaring  as EV sales for some brands slowing with weather, pricing, and charging challenges.

But weather doesn’t deter the 2024 Toyota Prius XLE as it offers all-wheel drive along with outstanding fuel economy and performance for a very competitive manufacturers suggested list price of $32,495. This is an amazing price for such a sensational driving all-wheel, four-door sedan.

The “Supersonic Red” paint absorbs the winter sunshine and quickly melts a light dusting of snow from the bright color.  Sleek in  appearance, this vehicle can easily qualify as a sports car with an overall 195 net horsepower rating.  The gasoline component consists of a 2.0L DOHC engine and a hybrid synergy drive system.  The fuel economy is rated overall at 49 mpg.

Slender and sleek with vertical rear door handles that open easily and compact rear seating the car can carry five-passengers.  The trunk opens and shuts manually and is large enough for golf clubs and luggage.

The exterior has a low sloping hood,19-inch alloy wheels, rain sensing wipers and effective Bi-Led lights front and rear.  Appearance is sporty with low center of gravity for entry and exit.

A six-speaker sound system with welcome  dial and steering wheel volume controls.  A 7-inch monitor information screen depicts choice of service and apps. Softex trimmed and heated front seats and steering wheel.  Six-UBS charging station, one with an easy driver entry slit rather than the usual flat charging pad.

With speed and agility must come safety and Toyota doesn’t mince on safety with their Safety Sense 3.0 series with pre-collision, blind spot monitoring,  cross-traffic alert, and safe exit assist. Camera on the screen works well for backing and parking assistance.

The test drive model has a few extra options; the flashy red paint is $435, and the fixed extended glass roof is $1000, a 12.3 audio multimedia screen is $725.  Adding in extra options boosts the suggested price with delivery charges and small extras to a final $36,587, still the best price for an all-wheel hybrid sport model. 

For any kind of driving, winter, summer, fast, slow, and  distance, this Prius has it all, along with comfortable seats, excellent heating system, and outstanding performance all in one drive mode without shifting.  A Battery component is on the gear shift to operate without the engine on EV power train.

The factory in Toyota, Achi, Japan assembles this car, and they assemble an  amazing hybrid machine called a Prius. Go buy one.