Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,543 - $10,573
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®
$7,543 - $10,573
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 2009 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 g...

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2009 Toyota Prius Owner Reviews

4.54

151 Reviews

62% 30% 7% 1% 1 star 0%

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If you want a good car with good track record, great mileage and reliability, and you don't mind spending more for the privilege, this is an excellent car.

Overall the Prius has been an excellent vehicle, generally reliable and efficient and definitely good mileage. With regular maintenance, you can expect to go well over 100,000 miles before more serious repairs are needed, which is good for a small car. I put the first 100,000 miles in the first 4 years, and have only needed major repairs on the A/C ( evaporator core, not the compressor ) when it was about 7.5 years old, and ~130,000 miles, which apparently is not unusual for small cars. Thanks next major repair was the ABS and braking system which had to be rebuilt/replaced at about 9 years, and ~160,000 miles. Mileage after 10 years is not what it used to be, ( averages more like 30 to 40 mpg these days instead of the original 40 to 50 ) which is also not surprising due to the age of the hybrid battery system mainly.

- Samuel O

Practical car with amazing mileage

No major complaints with this car. The gas mileage is amazing, getting up to 42 mpg. One thing I dislike is how loud the exterior car noises sound when in the car cabin on a highway. You can't really listen to music comfortably, while talking and going 60 mph on a freeway, it's just a bit too noisy. This is canceled out however by the fact that the Prius has been a car that has served major practical purposes in my life. I can fit nearly anything in this car, including a bathtub! When you put the seats down the hatchback because extremely useful. The car drives well too, it's not the fastest car, by any means, but I'm not too interested in speed. So the way the car drives is 100% fine for me.

- Ela A

I'm not trading it in until it quits, and my next car is going to also be a Prius--hopefully a Prime!

I love the reliability-9 years and no issues. I love the gas mileage; I feel smug stopping at gas stations for refreshments and potty break and saying no when they ask "any fuel?" I love that when I fill my tank for the next 300-350 miles it's only 7-8 gallons. I love the handling and the acceleration. I've passed plenty of expensive cars with showoffs dudes revving their engines because the electric motor really knows what torque is. I love that it can fit 4 people and luggage or 3 people and a christmas tree or whatever. No complaints.

- Elizabeth B

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,543 - $9,548
$8,224 - $10,191

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

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
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

Category Name: 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.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Category Name: 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

Category Name: 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

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: 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

Category Name: Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: 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