2011 Toyota Prius Features

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For 2011, the former Prius II, II, IV, and V models have been replaced by Prius Two, Prius Three, etc. A Prius One model is expected to bow later in the model year. Although base 2011 Toyota Prius One and Two models are priced in the low-to-mid twenties, and power windows, cruise control, and an AM/FM/XM/CD player are standard, but there are plenty of features meant to woo affluent buyers into spending more on the expensively engineered Prius. For instance, there's a Touch Tracer system that mimics your finger-swipes over steering-wheel controls over the gauges, so you don't have to look down to adjust radio stations or climate-control settings; and a solar-roof package gets you a solar-panel-operated ventilation fan, that helps indirectly save fuel by keeping the cabin cooler for when you come back, so the air-conditioning compressor doesn't need to run as long.

Other major options include a moonroof with solar panels, powering a fan that draws hot air out of the car without using the Prius' other batteries. A remote air conditioner is also available, along with a navigation system, LED headlamps, Bluetooth, and a backup camera. The Prius Three steps up to an eight-speaker sound system with XM Satellite Radio and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, while the Prius Four gets leather upholstery and heated front seats. Prius Five models get items such as LED headlamps and larger 17-inch alloy wheels.

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