Toyota upping the number of standard safety features on Prius for 2021
Toyota is giving the Prius more standard safety features for the 2021 model year. The fuel-efficient compact car will now have the same safety tech as less-efficient models in the Toyota lineup, but more than many of its competitors.
The 2021 Toyota Prius comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. The suite of safety and driver assistance technology includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Bicyclist Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Road Sign Assist
Additionally, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist come standard.
Toyota has designed the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection system to deliver automatic braking capability should the driver not react in time to an emergency situation.
The safety system isn't the only high-tech upgrade the model is getting. For 2021, every Prius but the Limited trim level have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
Toyota recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Prius by debuting the 2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition, a special edition that features many of the same black appointments and equipment as Toyota Nightshade models.
The Prius is no longer the only fuel-efficient model in the Toyota lineup. The redesigned Corolla Hybrid, which was launched in 2019 as a 2020 model is nearly as efficient. The redesigned 2021 Toyota Mirai takes that efficiency a step further by using hydrogen to propel it down the road.
Last year, Toyota introduced an all-wheel drive (AWD) version of the Prius in an effort to have the model appeal more to customers in the Snow Belt. The AWD system makes the model more capable in snowy and rainy conditions. The company employed similar technology in the Camry and Avalon for the 2020 and 2021 model year, respectively.
The 2021 Toyota Prius goes on sale later this year.
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