An electric motor can power the Prius until it reaches about 12 mph. At that point, the gasoline engine takes over in a virtually seamless transition. The electric motor kicks in when needed to furnish additional power. When the car is stopped or coasting, the gasoline engine can turn itself off. During that slowdown period, the battery pack recharges. In performance, the latest Prius takes the lead over Honda's Civic Hybrid. Acceleration from a standstill and for passing and merging is enthusiastic. Ride comfort is another bonus.The 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine develops 76 horsepower, and a 500-volt 50-kilowatt electric motor is installed. The hybrid powertrain teams with a continuously variable transmission. Up to five fit inside the Prius, and they're likely to enjoy more elbowroom than in the original model. Standard equipment includes electric-inverter automatic air conditioning, a CD stereo, and power windows, locks and mirrors, a rearview camera, keyless start and an upgraded stereo with a mini-jack port for connecting portable music players. Cargo volume totals 16.1 cubic feet. Buy with Confidence, as always you are more than welcome to have all of our vehicles independently inspected. We stand behind the quality of our vehicles 100% and take great pride in our track record! Please call our office at 1(219)803-0801 for more information or to make an appointment. Conveniently located just off of I-80/94 in Hammond IN.
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