2004 Prius

Last Updated: Fri. 11/04/2005
 

My 2001 Prius was great!  I really enjoyed using the technology it offered over those 3 years and 59,827 miles.  The 50 MPG average during the final summer was fantastic.  The 45.4 MPG lifetime average was quite pleasing (especially since the Minnesota Winters are so hard on efficiency for vehicles of all types).  The 90% lower smog related emissions gave me a wonderful feeling.  Reliability was been amazing.  Parting with was bitter-sweet though.  I'll always look back fondly at that model of Prius.  But I want to continue my quest to help others understand what the newest technology has to offer.  So I traded in my 2001 Prius for a very, very well loaded 2004. 
 

Here's all the goodies that it has:

LED Brake Lights, Electric A/C, Multi-Display, Digital Speedometer, Power Windows, Power Doors, Power Mirrors, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Traction Control, Aluminum Rims, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Electrochromic Rearview Mirror, Tilt Steering Wheel (with audio/climate controls built-in), 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), Intermittent Rear Wiper, Side Airbags, Side-Curtains, Smart-Entry, Smart-Start, HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lamps, Secondary Lamps, Security Alarm, Integrated Garage Door Opener, Bluetooth-enabled Mobile-Phone support, JBL 9-Speaker Premium Audio System w/6 CD Changer, DVD-based GPS Navigation System, plus voice-recognition capabilities for the audio, climate, and navigation systems.
 

And here's my actual window-sticker:


 

Besides all that, there's even more:  This new Prius is larger, faster, more powerful, cleaner, and even more efficient !!!
 



The following is Toyota's promotional release and what many dealers are now offering as order options:


The all-new, 2004 Prius with Hybrid Synergy Drive represents a significant improvement in every way.  Now classified as a midsize class vehicle, Prius is larger inside and more powerful.

The Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain has a more powerful drive-motor operating at up to 500 volts.  Prius is able to increase electric-mode operation (aka: "stealth") in city and freeway slow-and-go conditions for better fuel efficiency while improving low-end torque for a significant boost in acceleration.

In addition to its larger size and new Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, the 2004 Prius offers all this as standard equipment:

CVT ("Planetary" type Continuously-Variable-Transmission)
Automatic Climate-Control with Electric A/C
Anti-Lock Brakes
Traction-Control
Cruise-Control
Power & Heated mirrors
Power windows
Power door locks
AM/FM/CD with 6 speakers
Keyless-Entry remotes
Cast Aluminum Alloy rims
Tilt steering with audio/climate controls
60/40 Split-folding rear seat
Multi-Display with trip computer
Digital Speedometer (glare-eliminating type)
Rear Defroster
LED Brake Lights
 

The 2004 Prius also offers outstanding value with a base MSRP of $19,995, the same as the Classic model.  (Note: That price was raised by $300 halfway through the model-year.)

In addition, we are pleased to offer several new option packages on the 2004 Prius:  With significant improvements in size, power, performance and fuel economy and an MSRP unchanged from the current-generation model, the 2004 Prius is poised to lead electric-gas hybrid technology into the mainstream market.
 

SE/SS (Smart-Entry, Smart-Start) is also referred to using the generic industry term "Smart Key System" (which doesn't always offer push-button-start like Prius does).

Bluetooth provides an automatic wireless connection system allowing you to interface your cell-phone with the Audio System & Multi-Display.

Homelink allows you to program buttons on the Rearview Mirror to work as a substitute for other devices, like your garage-door opener.


Wiper Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper
$180

GY  Package:
Driver & Passenger & Side Airbags with Curtains
$650

AF  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, Driver & Passenger & Side Airbags with Curtains
$830

AG  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, Anti-Theft system, Homelink, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) Rearview Mirror, Smart-Entry, Smart-Start
$1,100

AI  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, Anti-Theft system, Homelink, Electrochromic (auto-dimming) Rearview Mirror, Driver & Passenger & Side Airbags with Curtains, JBL AM/FM/Cassette/CD changer with 9-speakers
$1,920

BI  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, Driver & Passenger & Side Airbags with Curtains, SE/SS (Smart-Entry, Smart-Start)
$1,280

AM  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, Driver & Passenger & Side Airbags with Curtains, SE/SS (Smart-Entry, Smart-Start), VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), HID headlamps, Secondary lamps
$2,255

BG  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, SE/SS (Smart-Entry, Smart-Start), DVD-based GPS Navigation System, Bluetooth capability, JBL AM/FM/Cassette/CD changer with 9-speakers
$3,150

BC  Package:
Intermittent Rear Wiper, Anti-Theft system, Homelink, Driver & Passenger & Side Airbags with Curtains, JBL AM/FM/Cassette/CD changer with 9-speakers, SE/SS (Smart-Entry, Smart-Start), DVD-based GPS Navigation System, Bluetooth capability, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), HID Headlamps, Secondary lamps
$5,245

 

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