How the 2024 Toyota Prius Offers a Great Balance of Safety, Functionality, and Efficiency

Finding the right vehicle for your needs makes everyday tasks easier, but with so many options, the task can be overwhelming. That task is made even harder if you share your vehicle with a first-time driver or if the vehicle you’re looking for is for your Keene State College student to drive back and forth from home. However, safety and functionality are probably your top priorities in each of these scenarios. With these things in mind, if you’re looking for a Toyota dealer near Keene, visit Faith’s Toyota, conveniently located in Westminster, VT.


The team at Faith’s Toyota has a wide variety of Prius options in stock, as well as the knowledge and understanding of what drivers in our area need most. With Faith’s by your side, they can help you narrow down your selection, offering a stress- and hassle-free shopping experience. They’ll also take the time to answer any questions you have and break down the six trim levels so that you have everything you need to make an informed choice. Continue reading to learn more about the 2024 MotorTrend Car of the Year, the Toyota Prius.


Introducing the 2024 Toyota Prius


The first thing to understand about the newest version of the Toyota Prius is that it is a series-parallel hybrid. This means that it has both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, allowing you to choose how you want to travel. At the same time, you might also opt for the Prius Prime, which runs on battery power and is plugged in to be charged. The same 220-hp hybrid system powers all 2024 Prius models, regardless of your choice.


This likely doesn’t come as a surprise, as the Prius has long been linked to efficiency. However, the Prius has never looked as cutting-edge as it does now, which is another reason why it’s turning heads. From the long, swooping roof line to the wide windows and the sleek curves, today’s Prius is bold, with impressive features and responsive handling to back up its good looks. When you add it all together, it’s easy to see why the 2024 Toyota Prius is an excellent choice for your driving needs.



A silver 2024 Toyota Prius is shown from the rear at an angle.



Toyota Prius LE and LE AWD


As mentioned, there are six trim levels or grades to choose from when shopping for your new Prius. The first of these, the LE, has an estimated drive range of 57 MPG. You’ll quickly find that this also has the highest fuel efficiency of the six grades. Like the other Prius options, the LE offers seating for five and standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which is Toyota’s collection of driver assistance safety features. For the LE, this includes tools like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The base model also includes a seamless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an 8-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia display, 23.8 cu.ft. of cargo space with the seats up, and front-wheel drive.


The LE AWD is one of three Prius options with all-wheel drive. This is good to know when you or a loved one is driving around Cheshire County’s snowy roads. Also, since the all-wheel drive system is on-demand, the drive motors automatically provide power to the rear wheels when needed to reduce slipping. For fuel efficiency, the LE AWD holds its own, with 53 MPG in the city and 54 MPG on the highway.


Toyota Prius XLE and XLE AWD


Both the XLE and XLE AWD offer a sportier version of the Prius. This includes 19-inch alloy wheels and SofTex-trimmed front seats, as well as a SofTex-trimmed heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel. You’ll also enjoy Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking, which is perfect for negotiating parking spots along Main Street, whether you’re picking up pizza at Athens Pizza or checking out Hannah Grimes Marketplace. Additionally, you can enjoy natural light during the drive with the available fixed glass roof. Even better? Wireless charging streamlines the front area, reducing the need for cords. Finally, like the LE and LE AWD, the XLE has front-wheel drive, while the XLE AWD has electronic on-demand all-wheel drive.


Toyota Prius Limited and Limited AWD


The top-tiered Prius offers a front-wheel drive option and an all-wheel drive option as well. The first, the Limited, has a fuel efficiency of 52 MPG, whether you’re in town or cruising the highway. Other features include a fixed glass roof, power liftback, heated and ventilated front seats, as well as a 12.3-inch Toyota Multimedia display. You’ll also enjoy the driver’s seat memory function, especially if you share your Prius. Plus, the available Panoramic View Monitor with 360-degree Overhead View helps you feel in control by offering enhanced visibility.


Performance and Functionality


If you haven’t recently driven a hybrid car, you might be surprised at the power available. The Prius has a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 196 hp, which allows you to go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Along with that, you’ll find impressive handling as the low center of gravity hugs the curves and provides added stability. This is good to know for Sunday drives along Route 101 between Keene and Peterborough.


Additionally, the Prius offers a variety of drive modes, providing support when you need it most. Those drive modes include ECO, Power, Normal, and EV. Our team can help you understand how and when to use each, ensuring you get the best blend of efficiency and performance.


Regarding functionality, you’ll love the ability to increase cargo space with the 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seats. Additionally, the cargo area tonneau cover keeps your cargo safe. Finally, you’ll find multiple beverage holders and USB charging ports for you and your passengers’ convenience.



The black interior of a 2024 Toyota Prius is shown from above the center console.



Toyota Safety Sense 3.0


As mentioned, safety is likely a priority, whether you’re the main driver or someone else in your family. The good news is that Toyota has long been known for its safety standards. Some of the available safety features found in the 2024 Toyota Prius are outlined below.


Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection


This system detects pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists using an audio/visual warning system that can assess your ability to react in time to avoid a collision. If the system determines you cannot react in time, it applies automatic emergency braking.


Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control


This is perfect for driving down Route 12, as it’s designed to be used when traveling consistently over 20 mph. Once the system is activated, it uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control to maintain a preset distance between you and the car ahead of you.


Proactive Driving Assist


This system supports your drive by offering gentle braking on curves, as well as steering support when needed.


These driver-assisted features are only a few of the features found within the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 collection. Our team can review what safety features are found on the Pruis you’re considering to ensure you get the protection you need.


Check Out the 2024 Toyota Prius Today


As you can see, there are many reasons to choose the 2024 Prius in the Keene area, including the fact that it offers exceptional safety, functionality, performance, efficiency, and more. Our team at Faith’s Toyota will be happy to walk you through the lineup we offer and answer any questions you have to help you find the right one for you. If you’re looking for a great option for your commute or for a younger driver in your home, the 2024 Prius should be at the top of your list. Stop by and test drive one today.

April 12, 2024
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