Blue 2019 Toyota Prius parked on a snowy mountain road

Does the 2019 Toyota Prius offer an all-wheel drive system?

Recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the 2019 Toyota Prius, and it impresses on many levels with its refreshed exterior styling, excellent fuel economy, many new features, and more cargo space. The 2019 Prius also offers an all-wheel drive system for the first time in the history of the iconic hybrid model.

Available AWD-e System in 2019 Toyota Prius

Buyers of the 2019 Toyota Prius can get the available AWD-e system. The “e” in AWD-e signifies the independent electric rear motor that’s utilized on the rear wheels when driving at speeds of 0 – 6 mph and as needed when driving at speeds up to 43 mph. It provides excellent traction when driving from a standstill and when encountering challenging terrains and adverse weather conditions.

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Another benefit of the AWD-e system is that it’s an “on-demand” system, which results in higher fuel economy, for the AWD-e system is not used when it’s not needed. The estimated fuel economy of the 2019 Prius AWD-e is 54 city/50 hwy mpg. This makes the 2019 Prius one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles that you can get with an all-wheel drive system. The 2019 Prius with front-wheel drive gets an estimated fuel economy of 58 city/53 hwy mpg. All Prius models come equipped with the Hybrid Synergy Drive System, which combines a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with two electric motors.

Blue 2019 Toyota Prius driving on snowy terrain

Badge and taillight on blue 2019 Toyota Prius

What else is new for the 2019 Toyota Prius?

The 2019 Toyota Prius has sporty new styling, with changes to the front bumper, headlights, fog lights, and taillights. Inside the new Toyota Prius, there are piano black accents throughout the cabin, as well as a larger Qi wireless phone charging tray, two additional USB ports, and an available heated steering wheel. Also, the 2019 Prius offers more cargo space, with a maximum cargo capacity of 65.5 cu-ft for the front-wheel drive models and 62.7 cu-ft for the all-wheel drive models.

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