Prius AWD-e - Rear Drive Layout and Spare Tire

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  1. Mark Monroe

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    Does anyone know how the rear drive is setup on the AWD-e? Perhaps someone has some drawings?

    I am curious as to how and where the motor is mounted. Or are there two motors mounted at the wheel? Is there a "differential" with half-shafts? CV joints?

    Does this model get a spare tire? I am done with cars/trucks that don't come with spare tires.
     
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    The implication in that diagram is that the AWD-e version does NOT have a spare tire.
     
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    correct
     
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    Maybe. I wouldn't be surprised if they've nixed it; very vague wording. Intentionally vague?

    Yeah I think you're right:

    Same sized luggage compartment (456L) as 2WD vehicle equipped with spare tire

    If only because every time Toyota does something clever with the Prius, it requires drop-kicking the spare, lol.
     
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    That’s how I’m interpreting it as well.
     
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    that's not something you advertise ;)
     
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    Well, it should be only a few weeks until the 2019 specs are published online, at which this (and more) will be a lot clearer.
     
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    Cars.com is now purporting to show full specs for the 2019 Prius. Even though toyota.com is NOT.

    For what it's worth, according to cars.com, the only version of the 2019 Prius that includes "compact spare tire" is the front-wheel drive LE trim (the spare tire is listed under the "Safety and Security" category). All other versions have something with the intriguing name of "tire mobility kit", listed under the "Seats and Trim" category.

    On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive versions, in both the LE and XLE trim levels include fog lights (!)

    More interestingly, all versions but the L trim level include "blind spot sensor" and "Rear collision / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert", both in the "Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation" category.
     
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    BSM and RCTA have been a no charge option (Safety Plus Package) included on Two and higher trims since the middle of 2017.

    Edited for clarity: This means the One and Two Eco trim do not have the Safety Plus Package. (No BSM or RCTA)
     
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    The Two has had those since mid 2017 though. I know because I missed out.
     
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    Me too - it was about $8000 extra here.
     
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    It was not available on the Two until mid-2017 and then they added it as standard.
     
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    I can verify that the Highlander has one motor and two pivot axels for rear electric drive. I actually think this is a good idea. With a larger battery vehicles configured this way would be great on ice and snow if they have ground clearance.
     
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    Too bad that rear inverter is a rectangle, as a round disc, it might fit inside the spare.
     
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    Some might pull it out and start trying to pump the tyres up with it :LOL:
     
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    Or worse, they might pull it out & try to mount it as a tyre. :eek::rolleyes:o_O
     
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    LOL yeah, "funny looking things these new fangled electronic AWD spare tyres"
     
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