2016 Toyota Prius Review

Discussion in 'Toyota' started by xcel, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    The car makers don't usually offer AWD without more power to drive the extra wheels, so if that comes to pass, I wonder if the Prius would then end up with more power? For example, the FFH (Fusion) wasn't offered with AWD, but the ICE Fusion with V6 was. Same with the cousin, Lincoln MKZh/MKZ.
     
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  2. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Wonder if they are going to put a couple of electric motors in the back to turn the wheels.
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Yeah, I would imagine that's how Toyota would have to do it (or has done it for their local market). I have not been able to find any details about that implementation.
     
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  4. SI_Prius

    SI_Prius Well-Known Member

    This is how they have already done AWD for Japanese market:

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  5. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Thanks, SI_Prius!

    That's a good solid implementation. The only question I have is whether they program things differently (current limit) to not overtax the probably same battery as on the FWD model.
     
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  6. SI_Prius

    SI_Prius Well-Known Member

    Here are the more sad details of current "Japan model" implementation:
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    Only 7HP electric motor o_O
     
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  7. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    7 HP is pretty sad, but for a low traction situation where the front wheels have no purchase, that could be just enough. It is likely one of those, 'probably not worth the cost,' options but very cool.
     
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  8. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Yes. That would be laughable to the guys who like to throw mud with all four wheels at once, but 7 hp could be very useful to get unstuck or minimize slippage on slippery surfaces at low speeds. I've never needed that feature since I got the Prius.
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    While the 2019 Prius' AWD-e system has been rumored and dissected in pretty good detail here, I cannot say it will or will not arrive later this year. I have a drive scheduled in Kohler, WI in early December to drive the 2019 Prius with "an addition" some Subaru owners might like for some reason? ;)

    2016 Prius in snow

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    One of my old haunts which I miss dearly.​

    Wayne
     
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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    HI All:

    A 2018 with Roof rack and cargo.

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    I just liked the picture from Toyota Marketing.

    Wayne
     

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