Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

About Toyota Prius

This family-friendly 4-door hatchback is America’s best-selling hybrid. Now in its fourth generation, the 2018 Toyota Prius has a well-earned reputation for safety and reliability, plus it continues to deliver industry-leading fuel economy. The 2018 Prius offers radical futuristic styling, a refined interior with room for five and it has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Seven trim levels are available, all powered by a 1.8-liter internal-combustion engine and a small electric motor, a potent combination that delivers 121 horsepower and over 50 mpg. Prices start around $24,000 and a fully loaded model can creep past $30,000. Built in Japan, the new Prius remains the gold standard in hybrid automobiles. It competes with the Chevy Volt, Kia Niro, Hyundai Ioniq and Ford C-Max Hybrid, as well as hybrid sedans like the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid.

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2018 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2018?
2018 Toyota Prius

Updates to the new Toyota Prius for 2018 are minimal. The massive 11.6-inch HD Multimedia Display, which is rivaled only by those in more expensive Teslas, now comes standard on the top-of-the line Prius Four and Prius Four Touring trim levels.

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
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2017 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota’s Prius for 2017 gains standard Safety Sense P that adds pre-collision and pedestrian detection, autonomous braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights. New this year is the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid.

2016 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota Prius

The 106.3-inch wheelbase is unchanged, but everything else is new. New foundations – Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), far more rigid. New unit body, longer, lower and wider, with snappier styling. New interior, with improved materials, upgraded infotainment and more room. New, more efficient engine and transmission. New independent rear suspension.

2015 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota Prius

The 2015 Toyota Prius gets a special edition this year, while the rest of the lineup remains unchanged. The Prius Persona Series Special Edition adds dark-finish 17-inch wheels, heated outside mirrors, dark chrome accents inside, and is painted either Blizzard Pearl or Absolutely Red.

2014 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius hybrid and plug-in hybrid remain unchanged for model year 2014.

2013 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Prius

There are no styling, specification or equipment changes to the Prius for 2013, though a new trim package is added, the Persona Series Special Edition.

2012 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Prius

The 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid gains some new styling, with a revised front end, new headlight and taillight designs and new 15-inch wheel covers on the Prius 2. A host of new audio systems is added, including Toyota's Entune. Entune is a subscription infotainment service similar to Ford's SYNC that uses voice-recognition software for many of its functions, and includes apps for Bing, Pandora and Movietickets.com.

The new Prius Plug-in Hybrid uses a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged in 3 hours via a standard power outlet or half that time on a 240-volt line. The car can travel in electric-only mode for 11 miles and at speeds up to 62 mph, then works as a regular Prius hybrid after the battery discharges.

2011 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota Prius

A low-cost entry level Prius I is added for 2011.

2010 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota Prius

For 2010, the Toyota Prius enters its third generation, with a thorough revamping that includes new styling inside and out, a larger, more powerful engine and, as expected, even better fuel economy.

2009 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota Prius

There are no major changes for the 2009 Toyota Prius. An all-new model is due out in 2010.

2008 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota Prius

For 2008, Toyota will increase Prius production and add more packages to the already lengthy option list.

2007 Toyota Prius
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota Prius

For 2007 the Prius receives front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and front and rear side-curtain airbags. A new Touring trim debuts and includes a firmer suspension, 16-inch wheels, integrated fog lights and xenon headlamps.

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Consumer Reviews

Glad I bought my Prius

By on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Quiet, plenty of room for a tall person, and fun."

Cons: "I wish I would have got the Prius V package.."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love the Prius Three I bought. I have learned to drive it and optimize my mileage. I took it camping this last summer and went over the pass. I had the back seats down holding my tent, pop up patio canopy, two lawn chairs, two ice chests loaded and all of my other cooking, camping gear and clothes. I ended up getting 61.2 mpg for the entire round trip. Love the quietness of the ride and smoothness as well."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

An Excellent Improvement

By on Friday, June 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "See Complete Review: Best is Dynamic Cruise + BSM"

Cons: "Less storage; High Price"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had a 2013 Prius that I replaced with this Four Touring. The handling and ride is much better. Because I purchased a more expensive model, the features are also better. Things that I really like: Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Dynamic Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Better Rear Camera and Object Closeness Warnings... (It triggers each time I pull into the garage). Minor Plus: QI Charging for my Cell Phone. The MPG is much better than my prior Prius. When I drive to work, I usually got in the low 40's. Now I get in the low 50's. I like them moving the P/R/D stick. Negatives: I miss some of the storage that I used to have: 1) The Split Glove Box.; 2) The Storage Space under the Carpet in the Back. Overall, just a better car."

44 people out of 47 found this review helpful

Overall a great car

By on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great mileage, comfortable, quiet"

Cons: "no spare tire, white and black dashboard is odd"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After owning a 2011 Prius for 115,000 miles our new Prius is even better. The car is much quieter and more comfortable than the prior model. Ours is equipped with all the technology packages which make the car safer and more pleasant to drive. The dynamic cruise control makes long distance driving easier, as regular cruise control can be used less and less. After 4000 miles I am consistently getting mileage locally in the low to mid 60's and upper 50's to low 60's on the highway !"

28 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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