Does Prime Hit Parking Stops?

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  1. keithjam

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    Is the Prius Prime so low to the ground that it hits parking stops? You know, the triangle thing that stops a car when parking. Drives me nuts when designers make the car so low that the bumper rubs everything.
     
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    My Gen 3 hits them, so I would expect the Prime to as well. I try not to park over them just in case they hit.
     
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    With our gen 3 it typically doesn't hit wheel stops, but will often scrape on curbs, have to be careful. The bear is: you can scrape over a curb, then the trailing edge of the underbody plastic hooks; when you back off it lifts and tears some bits. I've done a repair already had one point that was pretty chewed.
     
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    You mean it can detect all kinds of things around it but not a curb?
     
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    I'm sure it detects them just fine, and notifies the owner with a loud "bang" when you get too close to one.
     
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    It all depends on how high the parking block/stop is. I noticed that some are higher than others, and I've come very close to running into them. I try to remind myself to never park where there is a parking block, and/or I will back into the spot.
     
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    My son encountered one wheel stop: one of the rebar "nails" that secure it to the ground was protruding about 5 *^$!$ inches. Tore things up good. :mad:
     
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    keithjam, this bugs me as well. Why can't we standardize maximum curb height and minimum vehicle ground clearance such that the curb isn't hit?
     
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    Can sombody of you new Prime owners measure how much minimal and maximum space the front and rear bumper have left to the ground ?
    The 2016 Prius only has 12.2 cm minimal ground clearence according to the german specs, but it seems to me that the front and rear bumper do have a bit more .
    Apparently the Prime has the same ground clearence as the liftback.
     
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    I believe that's "cm" not "mm".
     
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    Of course ! :D
     
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    Prime clearance is 4.8 inches, less than previous models. I have rubbed one curb and been fine on others. Tire stops haven't been a problem.
     
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    Yes that's the minimall ground clearence,but I believe it has a higher clearence at the front and rear bumber as they are angled upwards a bit .
     
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    What about opening the passenger doors and hitting the curb?
     
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    On my car, it's the lower front fascia(?) or the aerodynamic front panel underneath the car that scrapes when I'm going down a driveway. Or if I hit a parking block.
     
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    Just watched the 2016 Prius Prius-Chat Walkthrough Video .
    The front bumper of the 2016 has 6.1 inches ground clearence.
    If the Prime has the same or not extremely worse it should be okay !
     
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    I would sure like to know where that 6.1 inches is??? :LOL: Mine scrapes just about every time I go down my own driveway, and it scrapes going up the driveway at the post office, and it's grapes going out of most shopping centers.... Maybe I'm just too fat. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    step away from the pizza...
     
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    :( :cry:
     
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