What Prius Prime Level?

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Luigi-mon, Sep 10, 2021.

  1. Luigi-mon

    Luigi-mon New Member

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    What 2017 Prius Prime Level? How do you positively determine the level of your 2017 Prius Prime? It can get tricky. I got my hands on two different Toyota brochures for this 2017 vehicle. One says there are two levels - “Prius Prime” and “Prius Prime Technical”. The other brochure shows “Plus”, “Premium”, and “Advanced”. The 2021 brochure defines levels as “LE”, etc. Asking because I recently bought a 2017 that is supposed to be a “Plus”. However, it has the magnetic phone charger, leather like seating, 11.6” screen, JBL 16 speakers, and more. How can I get the VIN assessed to determine?
     
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    Salamander_King Senior Member

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    Sorry, we missed your comment. Hope you are still around. The very fist comment ignored is not a very good experience.

    Anyway, for your question. If your PP is a US model, then there are only three "levels" as you say, but are trims. In the 2017 model, they were Plus, Premium, and Advanced. If your PP has Softex with 11.7inch LCD and JBL, it has to be Advanced trim. It is easy to check the trim from your VIN number by plugging it in at the Toyota Owner site. Vehicle Specification | Toyota Owners

    If you have Advanced trim, then you have a few additional easily identifiable features. Advanced is the only trim that has JBL stereo system, HUD, Parking sonar, fog lights, heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitor, auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink to name a few features unique to the Advanced model.

    If you paid for the Plus model and got the Advanced model, then you are very lucky. That's $5K more than the Plus model.
     
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  3. Marine Ray

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    In case you need it, here's difference between model years:


    ENGINE OIL FILTER: early 2017s cartridge, later 2017-current spin on

    ENGINE OIL: 2017-19 0W20, 2020-current 0W16

    AVGMPG DISPLAY: 2017s maxed at 199.9, 2018-current max at 999.9

    TRIMS/GRADES: 2017-19 Plus, Premium, Advanced. 2020-current LE, XLE, Limited

    SAFETY: 2017-20 Toyota Safety Sense-P. 2021-current Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

    SEATING: 2017-19 4 seats, 2020-current 5 seats

    SUN VISORS: 2017-19 no extensions, 2020-current sun visor extenders added

    SEAT HEATER SWITCHES: under center console, 2020-current relocated by center cup holders

    ENTERTAINMENT: 2020 Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, and two rear USB ports added to standard features list, 2021-current Android Auto only on LE trim. Note: Amazon Alexa can be added on all PPs with software upgrade.

    PAINT COLORS: New for 2020, Supersonic Red replaced Hypersonic Red and Midnight Black Metallic added. New for 2021, Wind Chill Pearl replaced Blizzard Pearl White.

    INTERIOR COLOR: 2017-19 black/white, 2020-current black or grey/white

    HYBRID BATTERY WARRANTY: 2017-19 8 years/100k miles. 2020-current 10 years/150k miles

    DRIVER’S SIDE SWITCHES: 2017 all illuminated with icons. 2018-20 all illuminated with dashes. 2021-current only side window adjustment and driver's window illuminated.

    DRIVER POWER SEAT ADJUSTMENT SWITCH: 2017 chrome accents. 2018-current no chrome accents

    OUTSIDE A AND B PILLAR TRIM: The base of the A pillar and the B pillar were piano black finishes on 2017-2020 models. 2021 swapped them to matte black.

    STORAGE: 2021 added zippered storage slot behind driver’s seat

    GVWR: 2017-19 4080 pounds. 2020-current 4255 pounds

    INTERIOR DOOR FRAMES: 2017-19 black. 2020-current color matches vehicle color.

    REVERSE BEEPING (like a forklift in Home Depot) SOUNDS: eliminated in 2020
     
  4. vvillovv

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    In the US like Marine Ray mentioned above,
    2017 basically was - Plus - Premium - Advanced -

    Sorry we're all a month late to your thread.
    VIN lookup is a shot in the dark these days with probably 100 VIN lookup sites around.

    Your car is definitively not a Plus!
    I'd guess it's an Advanced from your description.
    If you open an account at
    Welcome to Toyota Owners
    it should show most of the records for your car.
    My service records are what the service dept wrote up.
    Not what they actually did.

    Best of luck with your 2017 - Advanced?
     
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    Eliminated in 2022 in Canada (my 2021 model has the beep).
     
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