2005 Toyota Prius Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Driftwood Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,869 - $7,708
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
60 City / 51 HWY
Horsepower
76
Seats
5

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Toyota Prius Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 5dr HB $5,869 - $7,708
Horsepower: 76 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 5.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Great car as long as you know how to drive a hybrid. Keep up the maintenance and you'll have a car for a long time.

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As long as you keep up the maintenance, you shouldn't have any major issues. Other than the standard oil changes and tire rotations, I haven't had major problems. I have seen other cars with the front headlight off, and when you flick them back on, they stay on for a little bit, but then turn back off. Toyota is aware of the problem, but only recalled certain years. One other bad thing is that while driving at night, the green numbers on the dashboard appear in the windshield, which sometimes gets in the way of where I need to look.

Tess R
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My Toyota Prius experience.

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Of course everyone loves the mileage Prius’ get. I also like the way it runs, the interior was very nice at one time but is a little the worse for wear now. I have had no mechanical problems & think that is. Characteristic of a Toyota. The radio & ac are still in good working order. Generally speaking, I have no complaints other than in order to keep the batteries working, one must run the engine about once a week so it takes a conscious effort when one is going to travel w/o driving.

Sue N
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Efficient and Compact Vehicle: An Investment That Pays Off

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My favorite thing about the prius is getting really nice gas mileage. I routinely get 50-60 miles per gallon on average, and when I'm intentional about driving efficiently, am sometimes able to do even better. I also love that it's a compact car - I can get into tight parking spaces without much trouble. I dislike that there's no temperature gauge for the engine on the car and that parts are often expensive to replace.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,869 - $7,708

Horsepower

Horsepower
76 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC MPFI VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
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Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
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Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard

AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
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Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Bed Liner
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Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
175 (in.)

Width

Width
67.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2890 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
76 (hp)

Torque

Torque
82 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
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Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
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Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
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Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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Standard

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
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PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
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PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
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Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
56 (mpg)

City

City
60 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
51 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
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Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Standard
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Night Vision

Night Vision
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Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system *
  • Front driver/passenger airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners & force limiters
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors
  • Driver & front passenger seatbelt warning sensor
  • Rear seat Child Restraint System/lower anchor points & top tether anchors
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Traction control *
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear energy absorbing crumple zones
  • Internal trunk release handle

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (4)

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Steering > Electric Power Assist System May 30, 2006
Report Receipt Date:
May 30, 2006
NHTSA Campaign:
06V188000
Summary:
THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND SLIDING YOKE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM CAN CRACK WHEN LARGE FORCES ARE APPLIED AND THE CONNECTION MAY SEPARATE OR THE SLEEVE MAY FRACTURE.
Consequence:
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
TOYOTA WILL REPLACE THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND INSPECT THE SLIDING YOKE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
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Steering Nov 14, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 14, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V537000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.
Consequence:
Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
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Engine And Engine Cooling Nov 14, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 14, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V536000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.
Consequence:
The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

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