After a couple of summer road trips sprinkled on top of daily commutes, it’s time for another Long Term update on our 2021 Toyota Prius Prime.
We’ve tacked on an additional 1700 miles, bringing our grand total to 14,600.
Truth be told, we haven’t been plugging in as much as we should, resulting in a dip in efficiency—50.2 miles per gallon over the last month or so. Still, our overall efficiency has barely taken a hit, sitting pretty at 57.2 MPG.
“The advantage of plug-in hybrids like this Prius Prime is that, while it’s worth it to charge, it’s not absolutely necessary like it is in a full EV. So even when purely electric driving range is depleted, we’re still treated to Toyota’s excellent hybrid system. In fact, unless we’re really goosing it or actively monitoring its operation, we hardly even notice the engine running. And that’s the way it should be in a hybrid.”
Having the Prius Prime in our fleet, we’re thrilled to be spending less time and money at the pump. Which means more trips and more fun.
See more of our Long Term Updates with the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime here: https://www.motorweek.org/reviews/long_term/2021-toyota-prius-prime
Check out more of our Long Term fleet here: https://www.motorweek.org/reviews/long_term/