One of the most important hybrids to ever be built remains one of the most common hybrids on American roadways. Year after year, the Toyota Prius has proven that hybrids are not only practical but a commonsense alternative to traditional gasoline cars. Long ago, the novelty of the Prius meant there were hardly any opportunities to explore different trims. Now, in the 2021 model year, the Toyota Prius has a lot more to offer.
With as many as seven trims, the 2021 Toyota Prius is ready to serve the increasing crowd of hybrid-hungry car shoppers. Some trims even feature AWD-e, something which would have been unimaginable years ago. The 2020 edition may seem like an odd name to pick a vehicle in the 2021 model year, but that trim is built with special accents that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the car. Each trim is described by a pair of characteristic features in the chart below to help you find the trim that fits your needs best.
|L Eco||58 City/53 highway Estimated Miles per Gallon||50.7 cubic feet of Cargo Space with Seats Folded|
|LE||Intelligent Clearance Sonar||Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert|
|LE AWD-e||15-Inch 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels||Integrated Fog Lights with LED Accent Lights|
|XLE||Qi-Compatible Wireless Smartphone Charging||SofTex®-Trimmed Heated Front Seats|
|XLE AWD-e||6-Way Adjustable Driver’s Seat||Heated Steering Wheel|
|2020 Edition||Blackout Headlight Components||17-Inch 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels|
|Limited||Premium JBL® Sound System||Color Head-Up Display|
Although the Prius is most successful as a hybrid, it is close to achieving more mainstream success. Now that there are more trims available, buyers can choose trims like the L Eco to get the most out of their fuel or opt for the XLE or Limited for hybrid luxury.
The inclusion of AWD-e is sure to please many doubters who haven’t taken a chance to consider the vehicle before. We suggest that shoppers with no experience with the Prius look at the LE trim first and explore the XLE if they want more features.