While the Toyota Prius has long been a leader in the hybrid car segment, the lack of Apple CarPlay has been an Achilles’ heel. But no more. For 2020, every version of Toyota’s practical fuel sipper will get the popular software standard. Also along for the ride will be Amazon Alexa functionality, so if you’ve ever wanted to order more smart light bulbs without taking your hands your hands off the wheel, you’re in luck.
Another thing which buyers will appreciate will be that Toyota Safety Connect will also be standard. The advanced suite of safety systems includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, along with Road Sign Assist and Lane Tracing Assist.
Since National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already given current models a five-out-of-five safety rating, drivers should be confident in the ability of the Prius to keep all occupants safe.
In our recent time with the Prius, we’ve been very impressed. Here’s what AutoNation Drive’s Jeffrey N. Ross had to say in his last review:
One of the best parts of driving the 2018 Toyota Prius is that you don’t have to drive like a hypermiler in order to meet or exceed official fuel economy ratings. On top of that, the wider stance and a double wishbone rear suspension help the new Prius handle better than its predecessors, with a ride that can be surprisingly fun.
The new hybrid components and smaller battery pack developed for the fourth-gen Prius add to the fun factor, as they mean a reduced curb weight, as well as more interior volume.