Gen 3 Plus Package vs Gen 4 Touring

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by masco, Jun 11, 2019 at 1:23 PM.

  1. masco

    masco New Member

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    Can anyone compare the handling of a Gen 3 Plus Package to a Gen 4 Touring?
     
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    No, but there's no comparison between the Gen 3 Persona (factory 17" setup) and the Gen 4 Touring. I had to sell my Gen 3 Persona because the ride was so harsh and loud! Gen 4 Touring is fantastic ride.
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    The Gen 4 Touring models actually have a stiffer setup than the regular models. The Gen 3 Plus only had bigger rims and a quicker steering ratio.
     
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    Drive the 2 - there is no comparison.

    The Gen3 is a 2009 designed car and feels like it - at the time it was inferior to many other cars - I had a FOCUS and Gen3 felt a generation behind even when released.

    Gen4 is on the new state-of-the-art TNGA platform which has now migrated to the majority of TOYOTA vehicles. It transformed PRIUS as a driver's car.
     
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