2017 Toyota Prius Prime: First Drive Review

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Regenerative Brakes
While some regenerative brake setups can feel “grabby,” this is not the case with Prius Prime; the new hybrid’s brakes are smooth and easy to modulate. For steep downhill descents, we selected “B” on the transmission, which slows the car while increasing regeneration of battery power. After depleting the power in electric-only mode, we were able to recharge during a steep downhill and add an addition seven miles of EV range.

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