The Toyota Prius is synonymous with fuel efficiency. As somewhat of a hybrid pioneer, the Prius has blown away the competition for more than a decade. Hybrid vehicles come with one expectation and one expectation only—extreme fuel efficiency. The whole point of a hybrid car is to save money on gasoline while emitting a lesser amount of harmful gasses. Check out some fuel economy specifics on the 2018 Toyota Prius below.
How efficient is the 2018 Toyota Prius?
Drivers of the ever-popular Toyota Camry definitely have some right to gloat about their 40+ highway MPG, but they can’t hold a can’t hold a candle to Prius owners. Unlike traditional cars, the Prius, as a hybrid, actually gets slightly better gas mileage in the city as opposed to on the highway. Drivers will average 54, yes FIFTY-FOUR MPG in the city and 50 on the highway. With an 11.3-gallon fuel tank, that means you could theoretically drive your Prius for more than 600 miles on one tank of gas. And remember, those are just EPA-estimated averages. Depending on your driving habits, you may see even better numbers.
Why is a hybrid engine system so efficient?
Hybrid engine systems like the one found under the Prius’ hood feature a standard gas engine as well as an electric motor. When your hybrid car is coasting or at a stop, the gas engine actually turns off. Anytime you aren’t pressing the gas pedal down, the electric motor kicks in and powers your car. That is why this car’s city MPG is better than its highway MPG. By doing so, far less gasoline is used and far less carbon dioxide is emitted which helps out our beautiful planet. Come down and check out the 2018 Toyota Prius and see what all the ruckus is about!