TodayApril 15, 2022

2016 Toyota Prius on Doron Levin’s Sirius 121 “In The Drivers Seat”

Doron Levin, host of “In The Drivers Seat” Sirius Channel 121, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked about the 2016 Toyota Prius on Doron Levin’s Sirius 121 “In The Drivers Seat”.

About the 2016 Toyota Prius

Doron and I test drove the new Toyota Prius in Dana Point, California. A great new design, the Prius is based on the Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA). The fuel numbers and pricing for the Prius are below.

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid pricing

2016 Toyota Prius Two $24,200
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco $24,700
2016 Toyota Prius Three $26,250
2016 Toyota Prius Three Touring $28,100
2016 Toyota Prius Four $28,650
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring $30,000

Toyota says the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid is anticipating fuel economy ratings of 54 MPG city/50 MPG highway/52 MPG combined (Final EPA figures pending.). That’s better than any mass-produced passenger vehicle available without a plug. And, as before, the Prius sips regular-grade gasoline and Toyota says the mpg and performance are tested on regular gasoline. A new Eco grade model is expecting ratings of 58 MPG city/53 MPG highway/56 MPG combined

Doron Levin
Doron Levin has covered the auto industry from Detroit since 1984 for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Bloomberg, and Fortune. He has also written two influential books about the industry, “Irreconcilable Differences; Ross Perot vs. GM” and “Behind the Wheel at Chrysler: The Iacocca Legacy.”

In The Drivers Seat with Doron Levin
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Lou Ann Hammond

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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.