# What is the acceleration of a Prius?

## What is the acceleration of a Prius?

A Prius actually has respectable acceleration from 0–30, but trails off beyond that. The Gen 2 (which I had), does an anemic 11.5 second 0–60. It’s adequate, nowhere near the Slowest Cars 0-60 Times.

**How fast is a 2010 Prius?**

Top speed is 114 mph. I clocked the quarter-mile run in 17.7 seconds with a trap speed of 81 mph. – Achieving 100 mph-I may be the first and last to experience such velocity in a Prius-required 29.2 seconds.

**How much horsepower does a 2010 Prius have?**

134 hp

2010 Toyota Prius/Horsepower

### How long does it take a Prius to go from 0 to 60?

The Gen-2 Prius (the one that people first started recognizing as a Prius, the “spaceship” from 2004) is about 9.9-10.1s. The 3rd generation from 2010 has a larger engine and more powerful electrics, making it closer to 9.7s. The newest from 2016 is even a bit faster around 9.6s. A 10s 0–60mph time is not that bad.

**How fast does a Prius accelerate?**

about 15 miles per hour

To keep emissions low, a Prius typically can accelerate to speeds of about 15 miles per hour before it needs to switch over to the gasoline engine. This only happens when the car passes a specific speed. Once the gasoline engine begins operating, it does so in a narrow speed band.

**How fast is the fastest Prius?**

With a total of 112 hp, the naturally aspirated 1.5 Liter 16v Inline 4 gasoline engine with electric assistance accelerates this Prius to 62 mph in 10.9 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 106 mph.

#### What is the horsepower of a Toyota Prius?

121 horsepower

Its wedge-shaped design aims to maximize fuel economy, but it’s not aesthetically pleasing. The powertrain musters a measly 121 horsepower, which amounts to lazy acceleration.

**What is power mode on a 2010 Prius?**

The 2010 Prius offers three driving modes — Eco, Power, and EV. In Eco mode, the car is most fuel-efficient, but accelerates more slowly than most four-cylinder midsize cars. In power mode, it is least efficient, but quicker away from a stoplight.

**How much torque does a 2010 Prius have?**

The 2010 Prius features a larger 1.8 Liter engine than its predecessor that by itself makes a maximum output of 98 HP and 105 lb-ft of torque and when combined with the larger 36 HP electric motor gives the 2010 Prius a combined gas/electric output of 134 HP, more than most economy cars.

## Can a Prius be fast?

With the electric motor providing extra high torque, it is surprisingly fast (faster than most cars) at stoplights. It has a top speed governor set at 104 mph. 0–60 is a slow 10 seconds.