- the toyota prius hybrid hatchback is adding a few new standard features for 2020.
- a 7.0-inch touchscreen, up from last year's 6.1-inch screen, is newly standard and includes apple carplay capability (no android auto, though).
- prices rise $430 on most trim levels, with the base l eco starting at $25,155.
after an update for 2019 that added optional all-wheel drive, revised styling, and a restructured trim-level lineup, the toyota prius is now slightly better equipped for 2020. it gains a few new connectivity features as standard equipment and prices rise accordingly, with most trim levels up by $430.
while an outdated 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system was previously standard, all 2020 models excepting the top-trim prius limited come standard with a newer 7.0-inch touchscreen that enables apple carplay capability (android auto is still not on the menu). the limited comes with a huge 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen, which also supports apple carplay. toyota's safety connect system is also newly standard; this onstar-esque tech includes emergency assistance, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, and automatic collision notification.
the new standard features mean that prices go up, by $430 for the lower trims and by $175 for the limited. the l eco now starts at $25,155, the le at $26,365, the xle at $29,205, and the limited at $33,330. all-wheel-drive capability, which is enabled by a small rear-mounted electric motor, remains a $1400 option for the le and a $1000 option for the xle.