On the Long Haul? Consider a New Toyota Prius for the Utica Drive

Among new Toyota cars and trucks in the Utica area, our automaker's mid-size hybrid stands out. The latest and fourth generation of the four-door hatchback, for example, is a best-seller here in America, and for good reason -- or, should we say, more than a few good reasons.

 

When it comes to reliability, the reputation of 2018 Toyota Prius is sterling. Of course, it's also at the forefront of the industry on fuel economy, getting just more than 50 mpg both in the city and on the highway. It's leading-edge on looks and styling, and the level of its interior refinement isn't found many places elsewhere in the segment. Perhaps best of all, the new Prius gets the highest rating for safety from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: TOP SAFETY PICK+. But it's also highly affordable for the family that needs to get around, too, starting at just $24,000 MSRP or so and reaching just over $30,000 at the top of the line. That's not to mention that Prius delivers on high resale value, with one of the lowest five-year cost-to-own figures around.

In fact, the auto research and value experts at Kelley Blue Book call it the "gold standard in hybrid automobiles," and we can see why that is from the KBB favorite-feature short list. In a recent review, the authority lauded, for one, the safe distancing, lane management, and accident avoidance technologies of its Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) system, a comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assistance features that comes standard down the line. Secondly, they praised the Intelligent Park Assist feature at the lineup's head, a sensor-and-sonar driven feature that can help you parallel park with just minimal input from you on the brake pedal and shifter.

Give us a call or visit us here on Commercial Drive at Steet Toyota of Yorkville, and we'll introduce you firsthand to what a new Prius can mean for your travels in Utica and nearby. A memorable test-drive experience is just around the corner!