When it comes to fuel-stingy gas-electric hybrid cars and SUVs, no automaker has more experience or offers more choices than Toyota. There are seven hybrid offerings from Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus: CT, ES, GS, LC, LS, NX and RX. And over at the Toyota brand, there’s the Avalon, Camry, Highlander and RAV4 hybrids plus four, count ‘em, four different Prius models. The Prius lineup now includes the tiny, entry-level Prius C, extra-roomy, wagon-like Prius V, mainstream midsize Prius Liftback (an all-new version which just debuted for 2016) and the new-for-2017 Toyota Prius Prime.
The Prime is the newest version of the Prius Plug-in. It comes in three well-equipped versions: the $27,100 Prime Plus, the $28,800 Prime Premium and the $33,100 Prime Advanced.