The ‘e’ means equivalent, or electric if you prefer, but 120 MPG in any way is good. Jim Shi on Toyota’s new Prius Prime.
Oil prices might be at record lows, but vehicles this efficient are still bound to turn some heads. Toyota is doubling down on its plug-in Prius Prime — or at least doubling its mpgs, with a manufacturer-estimated 120 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), the highest rating of any plug-in hybrid. That’s one miserly hybrid.
On one 11.3-gallon tank of regular-grade gasoline and a full electric charge, the 2017 Prius Prime anticipates a class-leading estimated total driving range of over 600 miles.
That’s about a month for our driving on an island.