98 @ 5,200 (gasoline engine); 36 hp (battery pack); 134 maximum when blended
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
105 @ 4,000 (gasoline engine)
Planetary-type continuously variable transmission
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Final-drive ratio: 3.267
Using "power" mode doesn't change wide-open throttle performance. It does, however, seem to improve transient response. Otherwise, Prius hates power braking. Just wood it and go.
Long-travel, somewhat awkward pedal still doesn't feel "normal." Performance, however, is on par for the segment.
Skid pad: Non-defeatable stability control makes skid pad an exercise in wood-it-and-steer. The electronics do the rest. Slalom: Same story here. Keep it smooth and stability control remains at bay. Start chopping at the wheel and it gets slower.