New Prius Performance Package Lacks Performance
Toyota Prius and performance are not synonymous nor will they be with the new Prius Performance Package.
The new package includes ground effects, lowered springs, a rear sway bar, and off-set 17 inch wheels. There is absolutely nothing improved in the horsepower or torque category. What the package does offer is less aerodynamic drag, more agile turns, and less bounce through those turns. That all leads to a more responsive car that can actually get a few more mpg.
The package can bring the cost of a Prius V to $32,549. With that price tag, you had better drive a lot to get the fuel savings to help pay for the car. Well, at least you will look cool when you are driving.