2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG, Price, Reviews

2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG, Price, ReviewsThe 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In, like its gas-electric hybrid sibling, transforms from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. We dare claim the most recent 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In appears athletic thanks to its longer, broader, and lower profile. Its new bodywork is complemented by an upgraded powerplant that produces 220 horsepower, or around 100 more than the previous model. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG

2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Redesign and Update Plan

In 2026, Toyota gave the Prius Plug-In a total makeover, updating the chassis and giving it a fresh new appearance. Relative to last year’s Prius, which was built on the first generation of the Japanese automaker’s TNGA-C design, the new 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In’s skeleton is said to be more stiff, lighter, and have a lower center of gravity.

A new lithium-ion battery pack should provide the newest plug-in Prius just under 40 miles of all-electric driving range, while a bigger engine and electric motors increase the car’s horsepower by 99 compared to the previous generation 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG

Exterior & Interior

Both the exterior and interior of the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In are rather attractive. The Prime’s interior takes design influences from the bZ4X electric SUV, including a stylish wraparound dashboard with a large touchscreen screen situated in the middle. The gauge cluster seen on previous Priuses is no longer located in the middle.2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Interior

On the other hand, the 2026 model has a cluster that sits squarely in front of the driver. Also, the shifter is now located in the center console rather than the dashboard on the new Prime. We measured precisely the right amount of headroom in the driver’s seat, but the backseat’s low roof makes it much more cramped. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG

2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Specs

The 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In’s electric driving range is increased from 25 miles—the previous maximum—to 44 miles—thanks to a redesigned lithium-ion battery pack. We were able to get 33 miles out of an XSE model’s battery life on our 75 mph interstate fuel economy route before having to switch to the gasoline engine during our testing. While you’re on the road in your 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In, the sun’s rays will power the vehicle’s electronics, including the air conditioner. These solar panels, unfortunately, aren’t available on the base SE and XSE trim levels. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG

Engine & Performance

The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine from last year is no longer available. A bigger 2.0-liter unit with 160 horsepower has taken its place. In a setup similar to a belt-driven continuously variable automatic transmission, it works in tandem with two electric motors: one powers the wheels and the other regulates a planetary gearset to distribute the power from the gas engine. Compared to the base models of the Mazda3, Honda Civic Si, and Subaru Impreza, the end result is 220 horsepower.2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Engine

Being alive at this moment is very remarkable. When we tested the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In with both the gas and electric motors engaged, it reached 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, whereas when we tested it with just the electric motors, it took 11.2 seconds. Even if all-wheel drive could be available for an additional fee, the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In is only available with front-wheel drive. In that instance, a 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In with such configuration would likely include an extra electric motor that drives the vehicle’s back axle only. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG

2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Fuel Economy

The 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In achieves 50 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway when powered by its electric motors and four-cylinder engine, according to the EPA. Our highway fuel economy test results came in at 46 mpg. The fuel efficiency of the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In may be seen on the EPA’s website. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG

2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Safety Features

While the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In has optional features including a surround-view cameras and rear as well as front parking assist systems, it comes standard with a variety of driver-assistance technologies. Some important safety elements are:

Typical autonomous emergency braking system that can detect pedestrians
Integral lane-keeping assist and standard lane-departure warning
Classic ATC

2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In Release Date & Price

Depending on the model level and optional features, the price of the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In might range from $33,445 to $40,265. There will be no longer be an LE, XLE, or Limited trim level for 2026. Rather, the enhanced athleticism of the 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In is reflected in the three new trim levels: SE, XSE, and XSE Premium.

The XSE is our top selection because of all the convenient features it offers, such keyless entry, an automated tailgate, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The XSE package includes all the usual suspects, such an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated seats, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and automatic high-beam headlights. 2026 Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG