2006 Toyota Prius Overview


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2006 Toyota Prius Overview

The highly popular Toyota Prius continues to garner attention throughout the world, and the 2006 Toyota Prius has been so popular that cars need to be ordered months in advance. The Prius remains primarily unchanged since its redesign in 2004. Changes for 2006 include a rear view camera, new airbags, and a better LCD display.

Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system includes a 1.5 liter inline four engine, teamed with two electric motors. The first motor functions as a power generator, for engine startup and battery recharging. The second electric motor drives the front wheels, along with the engine. The total power output is 110 horsepower. The Synergy Drive system is paired with Toyota's continuously variable transmission. The gasoline engine practically lies dormant at city speeds, as the second electric motor powers the car by itself. The EPA estimate for the Prius is 60/51 mpg.

Standard features include steering wheel audio and climate controls, a six speaker CD sound system, a trip computer, cruise control, power windows, keyless entry, and automatic climate control. A DVD-based navigation system with voice-activation is an available add-on. Bluetooth and SmartKey are also optional, as is a JBL audio upgrade with nine speakers and an in-dash CD changer.


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    I Don't See My Ad

    Where is my ad on your web site. I do a search and cannot find it.

    26 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)

    Steering Wheel Controls Knocked Out By Headphones

    My headphones were sucked into my steering wheel, became tightly wound inside of it, and subsequently disabled my controls (A/C, stereo, horn, and now airbag). What would the repair process look li...

    35 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)

    Can A 2006 Prius Pull A Small Trailer?

    We are interested in pulling a Cricket trailer on a road trip. Can a Prius handle a weight of 1460 (unloaded)? If so, how expensive is it to install a standard 2 " ball hitch? Thank you!

    1,263 views with 6 answers (last answer about a year ago)

    My Smart Key System Works For Several Days, Then Quits For A Few Days. No R...

    68 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)

    Servicing The Fuel System

    How does someone service the fuel system in a 2006 Prius with 100,000 miles? What does it mean?

    491 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 years ago)