The Toyota Prius has been the quintessential green car for over a decade. The Prius’s “Prime” version, the company’s brand name for plug-in hybrids, raises the bar even higher for efficiency and reduced emissions. The plug-in variant of the classic liftback model is equipped with an 8.8 kilowatt-hour battery pack that provides 25 miles of all-electric range.
In previous years, the plug-in Prius had room for four passengers. But starting with the 2020 model, Toyota has expanded the second row to make the Prius Prime a five-passenger vehicle. The hatchback now offers 19.8 cubic feet of cargo space, which gives it more utility than many mid-size sedans. The Prius Prime has sharper angles and a tapered front end to provide the family-friendly car a slightly sporty feel to go with its stellar efficiency.