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Just joined. Thinking of the 2023 Prius. Im 6’2” and 225 lbs. Also 74 years young..
Anyone with similar stat regarding getting in and out of a Prius? I like the 2023:looks compared to previous years.
Looking for something that’ll last for many years. Or at least as long as we can both drive etc.
Not looking for anything that plugs in. The EV hybrid probably good for many, but mpg these cars get, don’t need any EV related products.
Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Find one to "test sit".....if you can.
I strongly suspect that they are not widely available right now though.
And you should not ASSume that the seating will be identical to earlier models.

And don't completely dismiss a plugin Hybrid.
Just because you CAN plug them in to get a few miles using NO GAS, does not mean that you must do that.
They can be driven just like a conventional hybrid without plugging in at all.
 

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Interesting how some sales folks just don't know anything about future vehicles coming down the pipeline, they simply wait on information from their higher-ups, a little sad I'd say.
And how exactly do you propose that they GET information that is just simply not available........to anyone ???
I don't understand your comment.
 

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And how exactly do you propose that they GET information that is just simply not available........to anyone ???
I don't understand your comment.
It seriously appears to me the information your currently wanting to GET is being provided through Road n Track, Car n Driver and numerous other reputable sources, along with projected pricing, specs n estimated release dates!

Should I be incorrect, please help me out to better understand what you don't understand.
 

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Should I be incorrect, please help me out to better understand what you don't understand.
It was not clear, to me at least, that the information being discussed was easily available from public sources.
If that is indeed true, the Company is falling down on the job by not making it available to their sales force too.

Or the sales force is lazy and incompetent, which is the likely explanation I think.

It seriously appears to me that the whole world is rapidly becoming lazy and incompetent.
 

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It was not clear, to me at least, that the information being discussed was easily available from public sources.
If that is indeed true, the Company is falling down on the job by not making it available to their sales force too.

Or the sales force is lazy and incompetent, which is the likely explanation I think.

It seriously appears to me that the whole world is rapidly becoming lazy and incompetent.
Interesting how some segments of the auto reporting community are saying, EV's are being neglected by favoring manufacturing primarily hybrids from Toyota worldwide.
 

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I'm close to your size (a little shorter) and I personally find my Gen 3 a little low to the ground when getting in and out. Since its a factor I'd try one on for size before committing to the purchase. I also have another vehicle that is a plug-in hybrid and like being able to plug it in and drive in full EV. Level 1 charging takes awhile but can be done with a regular 110v outlet. I did this for a couple months before going ahead and having an electrician wire up an outlet for a level 2 charger. I don't regret it.

Just joined. Thinking of the 2023 Prius. Im 6’2” and 225 lbs. Also 74 years young..
Anyone with similar stat regarding getting in and out of a Prius? I like the 2023:looks compared to previous years.
Looking for something that’ll last for many years. Or at least as long as we can both drive etc.
Not looking for anything that plugs in. The EV hybrid probably good for many, but mpg these cars get, don’t need any EV related products.
Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I'm close to your size (a little shorter) and I personally find my Gen 3 a little low to the ground when getting in and out. Since its a factor I'd try one on for size before committing to the purchase. I also have another vehicle that is a plug-in hybrid and like being able to plug it in and drive in full EV. Level 1 charging takes awhile but can be done with a regular 110v outlet. I did this for a couple months before going ahead and having an electrician wire up an outlet for a level 2 charger. I don't regret it.
Ground clearance on 3rd GEN Prius is 5.3 - 5.5” Ground clearance on the new hybrid spec‘s out as 5.1” I don’t know which tire size these numbers originated from, not much different but, I agree with you, I’ll need to test drive first
 

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Just joined. Thinking of the 2023 Prius. Im 6’2” and 225 lbs. Also 74 years young..
Anyone with similar stat regarding getting in and out of a Prius? I like the 2023:looks compared to previous years.
Looking for something that’ll last for many years. Or at least as long as we can both drive etc.
Not looking for anything that plugs in. The EV hybrid probably good for many, but mpg these cars get, don’t need any EV related products.
Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Less headroom all around. Especially backseat.
Lower profile and slightly lower door entry.
Wider stance, better suspension, way more horses, and better gas and battery mileage by a fraction.

There's a nice 15min video intro out there! You'll find it!!!
 

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I'm 6' 2". My 2015 is ok, but I miss being able to get out of a car with a little higher profile. The Gen II Prius had a lowered floor pan and I felt more comfortable getting in and out. I would need to sit inside a 2023 to see how it feels.
 

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I'm 6' 2". My 2015 is ok, but I miss being able to get out of a car with a little higher profile. The Gen II Prius had a lowered floor pan and I felt more comfortable getting in and out. I would need to sit inside a 2023 to see how it feels.
Yeah, all the specs and diagrams only tell part of 2023 Prius story, it’s that seat of the pants feeling you really need to experience. Everything I’ve seen on backseat passengers over 6 foot, they need to slouch-down to fit, not too comfortable. But thinking back, ive only been a passenger in my own vehicles a very few times
 
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