2014 TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID: A major news story covering the 2014 Prius Plug-In Hybrid is how the MSRP has been reduced for the Base model by $2,010 to $29,990 and the Advanced edition by $4,620 to $34,905. This price restructuring is not accompanied by any reduction in vehicle content. In fact, there are added features, including heated cloth front seats, unique 10-spoke alloy wheels, increased distance in EV Mode and remote climate feature that activates the A/C remotely. The five-passenger Plug-in Hybrid is distinguished from its sibling by exclusive trim, badges, blue-accent headlights and battery charging door. Family genes include Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system with dual high-output electric motors, one 60kw (80 horsepower) unit that mainly works to power the compact, lightweight transaxle, and another smaller motor that works as the electric power source for battery regeneration and as a starter for the gas engine. That set-up is built around a specially adapted 98hp 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle and contributes to a maximum 134 total system horsepower. A full charge by an external AC outlet takes approximately 2.5-3.0 hours via a 120V household outlet with a dedicated 15-amp circuit, or 1.5 hours using a 240V outlet. Even with the addition of the new onboard battery charging system and larger 176-lb. Li-ion battery pack, the Plug-in Hybrid weighs just 123 lbs. more than the standard Prius Liftback.
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