2020 Toyota Prius Release Date

September 15th, 2019 by

2020 Toyota Prius Models Parked

Venice-area drivers and industry experts have praised the Toyota Prius for its fuel efficiency, luxurious interior, and technology features that other makes can’t compete with. So it’s no surprise that many drivers are wondering about the 2020 Toyota Prius release date. While the release date is not exactly known, the 2020 Prius could hit Palms dealerships sometime in October.

Updated, Sophisticated Styling

The Toyota Prius got a fresh look for the 2019 model year, so the same incredible, sleek look of the 2020 Prius will still make heads turn on the Playa Vista roads. The latest model offers revised headlights, and taillights, as well as sharper lines, and a lower, wider stance. When you step inside of the Prius, you will instantly notice that the glossy white accents were replaced by sleek piano black for a more sophisticated, upscale look.

Efficiency and Performance

Santa Monica-area drivers can’t help but wonder about the performance and efficiency of the upcoming Toyota Prius. It’s expected to come equipped with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that can deliver up to 121 hp. Drivers can also expect an EPA-estimated 58 mpg city/53 mpg highway* fuel economy. Also, the available all-wheel drive-e model can boast traction and low-speed acceleration.

Innovative Technology

The current Prius featured several technology upgrades like the two additional 2.1-amp USB chargers, the available heated steering wheel on the XLE and higher trim levels, and the larger wireless charging pad. Also coming standard is Toyota Safety Sense™, which features:

  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)

Industry experts are reporting that drivers can expect to see these features as well as a plethora of new upgrades with the 2020 model year.

Explore the Toyota Prius at Toyota Santa Monica

The 2020 Toyota Prius won’t hit our Santa Monica showroom until sometime in October, however, you can stop by and see the current 2019 model! We’ll explore the new Toyota Prius inventory and hit the streets of Santa Monica for a test drive. Give us a call for additional information about the 2020 Toyota Prius configurations, or to schedule a test drive with the current model.

*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
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