Last month, Toyota treated me for Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch and a rental of the new 2017 Toyota Prime Prius. I chose the Prius because I was always curious about hybrid vehicles. I loved it, I felt like a car was spoiling me rotten. I am not a “car person”, I have a few wants in a car but cannot really speak in terms of whatever in the world is under the hood.
One need is space. I am a Mom of 2, so space for the kiddos and all the crapola I have to travel with for them is necessary. The Prius Prime was surprisingly spacious, I was disappointed at first because it appears a lot smaller than it is and I thought there was no way it would work for our family, but once the car seats were in, it was fine! I do think it would work better when kids are a bit older and only in booster seat, Colette is still in a bulky car seat, so I would wait another year before considering it as my day to day car. However, the hatchback was awesome- so much more spacious than a standard trunk! Colette & I went to IKEA one day and I put down half the back seat and we were able to fit in everything from an IKEA trip, including a long board that went from the front to back of car. Space for IKEA/HomeDepot trips are essential for me as a DIY blogger! If you follow me along on Instagram stories, you may have seen me bragging about the size and filling it up with the IKEA goodies!
Another feature I enjoyed were the security features. The car detects if another car/person is too close and warns you. No driving distracted with this warning by your side!! (My husband Nick could really use this reminder) The multi-informational display (fancy car term 😉 was another feature I used often. Basically, it showed me how fast I was going and it was convenient to see it right at a glance. It also told me the speed limit of the area I was in, I used that a lot, I loved that!
Also, I drove the car for 10 days- including very long trips to IKEA & downtown Phoenix and I did not need gas!! That’s amazing!! Whew hoo hybrid!
Roosevelt Row is an art district here in Phoenix and I always wanted to check out some of the art work, so I used the Prius and Mother’s Day to get Nick to agree to join me and we left kiddos at home!
Is this what bloggers do? Don’t look at camera and turn to side? ha, I wish Nick told me my hair was in my face!
I love this bike one <3
Yes, I found a pink wall! Maybe not an art mural, but pink is always a good thing!
The Bosque is also a really cool plant shop.
Learn more about the Toyota Prius here!
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