And the '05 Prius is nearly 5 cubic feet roomier than the Honda Civic Hybrid. Toyota says its hybrid system is an electric motor with gasoline engine assist, while Honda's system is a gasoline engine with electric motor assist. Still, the Prius remains five-passenger car in designation only, or when one of the rear seat occupants is much smaller statured than the other two. Suspension, f: independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: torsion beam, coil springs, anti-roll bar Ground clearance: 5. There was an extended warranty that ended in 2017, but this should not be a warranty issue.
And as with most hybrids, the engine shuts itself off about a second after stopping at a light--unnerving for those who haven't experience it. I finally found the best way to get a full midrange was to run the bass full up and adjust the output of the sub so that it was solid but not intrusive. However, if I wasn¿T experiencing any of the issues described in the recall, I could ignore the recall. Sleek rear quarter windows do more to visually enhance the aerodynamic look than they do for outward visibility. Walkaround The Toyota Prius is beautiful in its simplicity, with graceful, fluid lines that make it look futuristic. Its advanced technology works seamlessly under the hood, making the Prius as sensible as it is economical.
Evidently the bass control is more about midrange and lower mid than low. I found the following recommendations: Inf. Should you be in an accident, the Prius has been designed to crumple on impact, and it has a black-box crash recorder that saves data on speed, braking, seat belts, and more. With a catastrophic brake failure how is it that Toyota has played this bet and won? Getting the spare tire out is a pain, heh. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. It also delivers extremely good fuel efficiency for a four-seat car with an automatic transmission. I haven't actually heard it, well, you know what I mean.
Vehicle still operational, but could lose the ability to apply brakes at any time. Any time the driver's right foot requests more motivation than the electric motor alone can provide, the gasoline engine fires up and joins in. The upper glove box is good for long, narrow items, like gloves. It's important to understand that the Prius is not an electric car. Toyota deserves high praise for keeping the stereo's most-used functions outside of the onboard computer's labyrinth and, equally important, for giving it buttons and knobs that are easy to see, read and use. The repair is not possible to be made by anyone else without a special scan tool the cars brakes will sometimes go away completely and the pedal becomes stiff and the vehicle will not brake.
I did receive a recall notice about this issue in the past, but the recall said if I wasn¿T experiencing any issues to ignore the recall. The Prius's center-mounted 6-inch color display controls just about all the car's functions; be sure to set aside some time to read the manual to get acquainted with the system. Standard passive safety features include multi-stage, dual front airbags; three-point seatbelts and head restraints at all five seating positions; and rear seat head restraints that are adjustable. Regarding quick release, I just left enough cable so that I have lift the tray out and place it on the back seats folder down - of course with an amp and subby in the there, you'll have some weight to contend with! Noise Driving at a steady speed of 60mph, we set a RadioShack sound-level meter on the passenger seat. The real justification to buy a Prius is its extremely low emissions. Toyota is clearly the leader in hybrid technology. The fabric upholstery is as good as it gets.
An even more steeply raked backlight rear windscreen ends in a high spoiler that trips the air stream as it leaves the car, maximizing the aero advantage of the car's almost-vertical back end. It is scary to think how many people will now be at risk of hurting themselves and others because of this problem. Head restraints are adjustable in all five seating positions, although in their lowered positions, the rear seat's restraints are close to dysfunctional for taller passengers. The primary gauges are located in the left half of the opening, but are closer to the centerline of the car than to the driver. Storage spaces are abundant and flexible.
On the other hand, the drivetrain is short on midrange torque, taking 7 seconds to go from 30mph to 50mph and making for a little on-ramp performance anxiety. It was praised by the press and was named 2004 North American Car of the Year by a jury of 50 independent automotive journalists, including New Car Test Drive. Which resulted in nearly popping the tweeter. It produces almost no pollution and is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles you can drive. We took the support service out for our own spin, and after about a minute on hold, a technician answered our question correctly. By complementing the gasoline engine's horsepower with the electric motor's torque, the Prius makes better use of the energy stored in each gallon of gasoline, while leaving fewer nasty chemical compounds in its wake.
It's more suitable for four. The electric motor plays a bigger role in these laboratory conditions than it does in the real world. There are two accessory power outlets. Fear not, the gas engine automatically restarts when needed, and the silent operation is actually a sign that you're saving fuel. A number of people have gone with Infinity Kappa speakers. My power brakes just failed and the pedal was very stiff. Both sun visors have illuminated vanity mirrors.