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Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius side view

Pros and cons

  • 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

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeHybrid
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption4.4 - 4.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption4.6 - 4.9 L/100km
  • Width1760 mm
  • Length4540 - 4575 mm
  • Trunk space697 - 776 L
  • Cargo space697 - 776 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

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 version of the Toyota Prius 2016 - present is available in 5 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Basic trim:
1.8 L - Hybrid - 121 hp
City consumption:4.4 - 4.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 - 4.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:851 - 972 km
1.8 L - 121 hp
City consumption:4.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:953 km

Upgrade trim features and specs

Available with the Upgrade trim:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Upgrade trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Upgrade trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Upgrade trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Upgrade trim:
1.8 L - Hybrid - 121 hp
City consumption:4.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:953 km

Touring trim features and specs

Available with the Touring trim:
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Headlight cleaners
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Touring trim:
1.8 L - Hybrid - 121 hp
City consumption:4.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:953 km

Advanced trim features and specs

Available with the Advanced trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Advanced trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Advanced trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Advanced trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic parking
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Head-Up display
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Advanced trim:
1.8 L - Hybrid - 121 hp
City consumption:4.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:953 km

Technology trim features and specs

Available with the Technology trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Technology trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Technology trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Technology trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Technology trim:
1.8 L - Hybrid - 121 hp
City consumption:4.4 - 4.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:4.6 - 4.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:851 - 972 km

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Learn about the 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.

Safety

Alongside basic safety measures, such as airbags and rearview camera, the Toyota Prius comes with numerous advanced driver assistance features, one of which is Toyota Safety Sense that is standard on all newer Prius models, from the 2017 model year. Aiming to protect you and your passengers from danger, this bundle of active safety tech includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection to reduce the likelihood of colliding with another car or a pedestrian
  • Lane Departure Alert to warn you when it senses that you may have drifted from your lane
  • Automatic High Beams, which detect headlights and taillights of preceding vehicles and toggle beams accordingly
  • Lane Tracing Assist, which uses the lines on the road to help keep the car centred

Older Priuses from around 2006 come standard with antilock brakes and traction control to help prevent skidding, with optional Electronic Stability Control and side-curtain/side-impact airbags.

Interior

With the four different Toyota Prius models, there are six different trim levels for Canadian drivers to choose from. The interior features excellent build quality with comfortable seating for everyone. Additionally, the four-door hatchback is perfect for families with young children thanks to the full set of LATCH child-seat connectors with an upper tether in the middle seat. All the connectors are easy to find and simple to operate. Meanwhile, the vehicle’s centrally mounted hybrid system indicator displays the vehicle’s operating condition while providing eco-friendly driving assistance as per the current driving conditions.

Technology

Every recent model—from around 2015—has automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, as well as Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. However, some drivers find that the Entune’s operating system can be a little bit difficult to use. Whereas, models 2012 and earlier include climate control as well as an MP3 player with auxiliary audio input. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid allows you to recharge its batteries directly from a household electricity supply, similar to a fully electric car. 

Space

Behind the rear seats, recent Prius models, from the 2017 base model to the new 2019, have a storage space of 24.6 cubic feet, while higher-end trims have a 27.4-cubic-foot cargo hold. Despite being a compact car, the Toyota Prius offers an abundance of cargo space.

Comfort

The Prius is a four-door hatchback that seats up to five passengers. Although the driver and front-seat passenger receive comfortable seating, some drivers believe that rear-seat passengers may feel cramped in the vehicle’s back seats. The eco-friendly Toyota Prius offers excellent fuel-efficiency with its hybrid powertrain yielding an estimated 4.36 L/100 km in the city and 4.70 L/100 km on the highway.

Frequently asked questions

Prior to 2019, the Toyota Prius was exclusively front-wheel drive. Since then, an all-wheel drive version called the AWD-e was released in Canada.

The battery pack in Toyota Prius models from 2004 and later are covered at roughly 160,000 km or eight years. The batteries can typically last from 12 to 15 years.

The Prius C is the most compact of the available trims, with the smallest powertrain. The Prius V is the largest of the vehicles, offering more cargo space.

Yes. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid electric car manufactured since 1997. In 2012, a Prius Plug-in Hybrid was also released.

The Toyota Prius has a long production history and many variations. A pre-owned base model that's five years old is approximately $15,000.