The new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e: An all-wheel drive hybrid you can count on year round!

Hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius are an increasingly attractive option for Californian drivers from Turlock to Stockton an all points in between, especially when you consider the attractive tax credits and incentives for hybrid drivers in our state. However, if there's one thing many hybrid cars are wanting for, it's a bit more confidence in slippery road conditions. Fortunately, that's just what the new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e will offer, given that it’s the first Prius to feature all-wheel drive capability.

Now, chances are if you spend most of your time traveling around Manteca, Tracy, and Modesto, you don't see too much snow in your daily drives, so you may be wondering, "Why would I want a Toyota Prius with all-wheel drive? Wouldn't that just hurt its fuel economy?"

Well, while you might think so, that's not the case with the new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e. Thanks to the introduction of innovative new motors with magnet-less induction technologies, the 2019 Prius AWD-e only engages its all-wheel drive capabilities when needed, allowing it to offer comparable fuel economy figures to a conventional front-wheel drive Toyota Prius models. The 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e promises up to an EPA-estimated 48 mpg city / 41 mpg highway, which is not that far off from the EPA-estimated 54 mpg city / 50 mpg highway front-wheel drive models.

Now, as to why you might want a new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e, well…California has a wide range of weather conditions. So, while we don’t see much snow here in Modesto, you may find that all that extra gas mileage piques you wanderlust for a trip up north during the wintertime. And whether you're visiting relatives above the Snow Belt or making a trip to one of the more northerly ski areas, you can count on the confidence and control the all-wheel drive system offers on the new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e.

Want to learn more about the perks that this innovative hybrid brings to the table? Drop by Modesto Toyota today to take the new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e for a test drive.

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