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One of Toyota's popular plug-in hybrids (PHEV) the Prius Prime gets a major redesign for 2023. This week we share our first impressions of the 2023 Toyota  Prius Prime, its new sleek styling, improved fuel economy, driving characteristics, and extended electric-only range. We help a member of our audience find a replacement for her Scion tC with something more fuel efficient, like the Honda CR-Z, Insight, and Fit. Also, we discuss the differences of all-wheel-drive systems on ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles and EVs, and how to improve traction in wintry weather driving. 


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00:00 - Introduction

00:15 - First Impressions: 2023 Toyota Prius Prime

02:28 - Prime vs Regular Prius

05:31 - Traffic Jam Assist

07:19 - Safety Features

10:40 - How it Drives

13:26 - Controls

15:41 - Is it worth the extra cost?

21:06 - Question #1: What is a fuel efficient alternative for a Scion tC?

27:25 - What are some differences between gas powered vehicles and EV’s all-wheel drive systems?




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