Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,433 - $9,494
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
48 City / 45 HWY
Horsepower
76
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,433 - $9,494
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
48 City / 45 HWY
Horsepower
76
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota Prius If...

If you're concerned about the environment, this car produces minimal greenhouse emissions in stop-and-go driving. Speeds below 30 miles per hour are handled by the electric motor -- the ...

Toyota Prius Models & Trims

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2008 Toyota Prius Owner Reviews

4.63

249 Reviews

67% 29% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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A reliable and hardworking vehicle.

The '08 Toyota Prius is decent all around. The features are pretty basic nowadays and it runs pretty well. I noticed with age, the car seems to start taking up more oil, so using a high mileage oil is very helpful. Like a lot of people know about early Prius, they tend to not have a lot of 'kick', so you have to push the gas pedal a bit more than a normal gas car when going up hills. What I really love about this car is the hatchback. People are always surprised by the amount of things that will fit into this car when the back seats are put down. These cars are well built. I have driven from Florida to California recently, and other than needing to add some more oil most of the way through, the car had no problem. I do not know if later models have this problem, or if it has to do with the car's age, but I noticed when you go up long hills on the highway, the battery tends to drain and the motor has to work overtime. Overall, I am happy with this car and am definitely thinking of getting a newer model in the future.

- Michael W

Toyota prius save gas mileage is lightweight,

Hello! One thing that comes to mind is that I like to drive in western united states on roads that are quite bumpy and uneven, and need 4 wheel drive. I would like to have a vehicle that has a higher undercarriage, and better suspension than this one does. I know that is just the way the prius is made, I am just saying that is one thing I would like to be different about my car. The car runs well, and, I save a lot of gas because it is a prius which I am very thankful for! I would love to have a car that does not shove my head forward when I have the headrest on. The headrests naturally push my neck forward, so much so that I turned the headrest around and put it back in backwards. I know this is not supposed to be very safe but I did what I had to do!

- Rachel B

Loyal to Prius 10 years - will replace with another Prius in future.

I bought my silver prius in 2008 and have loved that car for the last 10 years. I currently have over 220,000 miles on it. I have driven it across the country several times and in all weather. This car is big enough to road trip with 4 adults and their luggage. (the trunk is large and the back sat folds down if needed.) It is a hybrid and still gets excellent mileage - about 50 mpg highway. . I've been very good about getting an oil change every 3000 miles, and am careful about getting new tires before they wear out. I also plan for necessary major 30k/60k/90k maintenance every 30k miles. I am looking to buy a new car in the next year and it will probably be another prius.

- Francine K

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,433 - $9,296
$7,555 - $9,494

Horsepower

Horsepower
76 hp
76 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L DOHC EFI VVT
Hybrid system
1.5L DOHC EFI VVT
Hybrid system
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.3 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 ft.
34.1 ft.

Length

Length
175 in.
175 in.

Width

Width
67.9 in.
67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2932 .lbs
2932 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
76 hp
76 hp

Torque

Torque
82 ft. lbs.
82 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 - 23 mpg
24 - 23 mpg

City

City
48 mpg
48 mpg

Highway

Highway
45 mpg
45 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety