PRIUS Toyota ONLY 40,000 Miles with Hybrid Synergy Drive combining an efficient engine using ordinary 87 Octane (lowest price) gas with an emissions-free electric motor. New tires.
Prius has more than twice the fuel economy of the average mid-size car. EPA estimated mileage per gallon is expected to be 60 in the city and over 50 on the highway.
Prius includes cutting-edge features like Push Button Start, steering wheel-mounted controls and a multi-information screen displaying the GPS, fuel consumption and the Hybrid Synergy Drive system in action.
The car is fitted with a Smart Key System, which enables you to unlock the doors and start Prius without using a key, and an available voice-activated DVD navigation system with Bluetooth technology for hands-free cell phone use.
The Prius uses an electronic transmission mode selector on the dashboard, similar to a gear shift on a conventional car. Unlike a conventional vehicle with modes P R N D 2 1 (park, reverse, neutral, drive, 2nd gear, 1st gear) the Prius has a power button, a park button, and a selector for modes R N D and B (reverse, neutral, drive, and engine-Braking).
In the course of normal driving, the driver NEVER needs to use 'B' mode (engine Brake mode). The techniques below are optional. 'B' mode is appropriate when descending long grades (i.e. descending down a mountain road), where if the driver uses the brake pedal to control the vehicle's speed, the vehicle's brake pads will overheat and fail.
In a normal vehicle, the driver handles that condition by slowing to an appropriate speed and shifting to a lower gear (2nd or 1st). This forces the vehicle to spin the engine faster than needed, "wasting" energy through vacuum losses but helping maintain a safe vehicle speed without overheating the brake pads.
In a Prius, the driver handles that condition by selecting "B" mode. This tells the Prius to attempt to emulate "engine braking" in a conventional vehicle. Depending on the vehicle's speed and the battery SOC (state of charge), the Prius will do this using regenerative braking and/or high-RPM zero-fuel-flow engine braking.
For low fuel warning "Add Fuel" will show.
Child booster seat upon request.