2016 Toyota Prius models with Heather Willis vehicle specialist

2016 Toyota Prius models with Heather Willis vehicle specialist

Heather Willis is the vehicle specialist for the 2016 Toyota Prius models. Willis wants to talk all about the double wishbone suspension that makes the Prius so much more fun to drive, but there is more than one Prius, and sometimes that can be confusing.

There are six models – all models use 1.8-Liter 4-cylinder aluminum block and head, double overhead cam (DOHC) 16-valve VVT-i. There is only one Prius that still uses the Nickel-Metal Hydride battery. Why?

1. 2016 Toyota Prius Two – $24,200
Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG) 54/50/52
uses Nickel-Metal Hydride, DC201.6V (168 x 1.2V cells ), 6.5 ampere hour
Spare Tire EPA Cargo Volume 24.6 cu. ft.

2. 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco – $24,700
uses Lithium-Ion, DC207.2V (56 cells), 3.6 ampere hour
Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG) 58/53/56
Tire Repair Kit EPA Cargo Volume 27.4 cu. ft.

3. 2016 Toyota Prius Three – $26,250
uses Lithium-Ion, DC207.2V (56 cells), 3.6 ampere hour
Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG) 54/50/52
Spare Tire EPA Cargo Volume 24.6 cu. ft.

4. 2016 Toyota Prius Three Touring – $28,100
uses Lithium-Ion, DC207.2V (56 cells), 3.6 ampere hour
Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG) 54/50/52
Spare Tire EPA Cargo Volume 24.6 cu. ft.

5. 2016 Toyota Prius Four – $28,650
uses Lithium-Ion, DC207.2V (56 cells), 3.6 ampere hour
Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG) 54/50/52
Tire Repair Kit EPA Cargo Volume 27.4 cu. ft.

6. 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring – $30,000
uses Lithium-Ion, DC207.2V (56 cells), 3.6 ampere hour
Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined MPG) 54/50/52
Tire Repair Kit EPA Cargo Volume 27.4 cu. ft.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.