By now, you’ve probably read a number of reviews and first drives of the 2010 Toyota Prius, hopefully including our own. If that’s the case, you’ve undoubtedly read that the updated model has a larger engine with more horsepower than the car it replaces. So, the obvious question would have to be… is it faster?
The answer, as you can see in the video pasted after the break, is yes. You’ll have to watch the video to see how much quicker the 2010 model is over the second-generation Prius, but there’s no doubt that Toyota never intended its hybrid hatchback to be a road burner – so you shouldn’t expect any rocket launches when planting your right foot to the floor.
Plus, the best part of the equation is that the added power comes along with improved fuel efficiency, making this one of those rare cases when you can have your cake and eat it too. There might even be some room left over for some frosting.
VIDEO: Forgone conclusion? 2010 Prius quicker than 2009 originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Mon, 14 Sep 2009 08:08:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.