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Toyota Prius:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Toyota Prius side view
Toyota Prius angular front perspective
Toyota Prius angular rear perspective

Overview of the Toyota Prius

Learn about the Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Summary

Mixing strong fuel economy with above-average cargo space, the Toyota Prius is a reliable compact car. As a hybrid, it runs on a twin-powered engine that uses both gas and electricity, switching between them depending on the situation. Not only does this cut your spending at the pumps, but it also conserves your vehicle’s energy.

Older models of the Toyota Prius still represent a smart investment for Canadian consumers thanks to its outstanding fuel economy. More recent versions come with an abundance of modern inclusions that further increase the car’s efficiency and offer great improvements to the overall performance.

Pros and cons of the Toyota Prius

  • Most popular low-emissions vehicle
  • Exceptional fuel economy
  • High level of safety tech
  • Loud CVT transmission
  • Centre display screen takes getting used to
  • Limited rear visibility due to split rear window
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Toyota Prius

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Toyota Prius

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption4.4 - 4.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.6 - 5 L/100km
  • Width1760 mm
  • Length4540 - 4575 mm
  • Trunk space697 - 776 L
  • Cargo space697 - 776 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Toyota Prius

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Toyota Prius 2016 - 2022 is available in 5 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Toyota Prius

Dimensions of the Toyota Prius

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20221471 mm1760 mm4575 mm
20211471 mm1760 mm4575 mm
20191470 mm1760 mm4575 mm
20171470 mm1760 mm4540 mm
20161470 mm1760 mm4540 mm