for 2012, the Toyota 3rd Generation Prius Hybrid Sedan comes in four trim levels: ranging upwards from level Two, up to and including Level Five. The top level version comes with a whole load of extras, with the most innovative being a solar powered moonroof panel. The console on the Hybrid Prius comes with a fairly large center-mounted instrument panel embedded into the dashboard and providing all the information that any driver will be happy to consult during their journey.
One of the more important features found in the console are a series of three buttons whose role it is to help the driver to manage the Prius Hybrid Sedan powertrain behavior, including the electric vehicle (EV) button that will all permit the driver to power the car into electric drive mode. Ostensibly the Prius is designed to perform in parallel mode. This means that, due to lack of engine power, when the Prius Hybrid is in solo electric drive mode, the vehicle will reach a maximum speed of less than 25 mph.
Safety standards for the 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid Sedan are high with seven airbags spread around the cabin. Add those to stability and traction control, an inbuilt tire-pressure monitoring system and anti-lock brakes and you can be sure that Toyota have made every effort to make the Prius Sedan as accident free as you could wish. For driving refinements, Toyota have also not been found lacking with their 3rd Generation Prius with some features as a rear-view camera , lane-departure warning system and adaptive cruise control being available as optional extras.