2013 Toyota Prius Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Winter Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,128 - $17,746
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
51 City / 48 HWY
Horsepower
98
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.3Comfort 3.7Styling 3.2Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

The Toyota Prius is the world's most popular hybrid and the poster child for high-mileage vehicles. For 2013, the Prius family continues with the original hatchback, a similar Plug-in Hybrid model, a station-wagon-like version dubbed the Prius V and a smaller compact hatchback called the Prius C.

Toyota Prius Models & Trims

One $11,128 - $13,413
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Two $11,553 - $13,932
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Three $12,703 - $15,290
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Four $13,184 - $15,863
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Five $14,793 - $17,746
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Persona $13,187 - $15,930
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $11,128 - $13,413
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Advanced $11,128 - $13,413
Horsepower: 98 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0, 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.62
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

The gas mileage is fantastic and maintenance is fairly low for this vehicle.

I have no regrets purchasing my Prius. It gets fantastic gas mileage and I don't worry about if it can make it to my next destination. I love that I don't have to stop for gas on a weekly basis. I find the seats comfortable and people are always surprised at how spacious it is. I am able to use it for moving decently sized furniture, plants, etc. An issue I do have with it is that it crumples when hit. I was rear ended and my car was almost totaled. They didn't total it and so the repairs done on it left it not as it was. The gas mileage isn't the same as before the accident.

Melanie B
Helpful

It gets really high mileage but a new 12 volt battery does cost about $300.

Great mileage and a lot of pick up. It is comfortable and holds tons of stuff in the back. There is an air vent in the back seat that uses a fan to cool the hybrid batteries while driving. If you have an animal that sheds or drive with your windows down a lot that fan will get clogged after a few years and cost about 300-600 dollars to get cleaned out. There is no filter over the air duct so it is worthwhile to buy a cheap air filter at Lowe's and cover the vent. You can change that filter every couple of months and it costs almost nothing.

Lee D
Helpful

The best car for every driver.

We absolutely love this car. Easy to drive, park, care for, easy on gas. Too, it is a very comfortable vehicle for long sitting drives. To top it off, it looks good. I would change only one thing & it might cut back on gas mileage as it is probably done for aerodynamics. It'd be helpful if it were a tad higher so it'd clear curbs when parking & driveways that are even a little steep. I have been pretty hard on the front end under the bumper & have had to have it replaced. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing about this car.

Margaret P
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,128 - $13,413
$11,553 - $13,932

Horsepower

Horsepower
98 (hp)
98 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC 16, Hybrid system
1.8L DOHC 16, Hybrid system
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 (in.)
42.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36 (in.)
36 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 (in.)
37.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/45R17
P215/45R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - (ft.)
- TBD - (ft.)

Length

Length
176.4 (in.)
176.4 (in.)

Width

Width
68.7 (in.)
68.7 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3042 (.lbs)
3042 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
98 (hp)
98 (hp)

Torque

Torque
105 (ft. lbs.)
105 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Standard
Standard

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
50 (mpg)
50 (mpg)

City

City
51 (mpg)
51 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
48 (mpg)
48 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)
  • Smart stop technology (SST)
  • Traction control (TRAC) *
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Daytime running lights (DRL) w/on/off
  • Vehicle proximity notification system (VPNS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners & force limiters
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors -inc: auto locking retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system for outboard rear seats
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Direct tire pressure monitoring system
  • Energy absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Backup camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (2)

Hybrid Propulsion System Oct 4, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 4, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V684000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V vehicles. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.
Consequence:
If the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to begin October 22, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0V. Note: The software updates in this recall are needed even if the vehicle had the software previously updated under recalls 14V-053 or 15V-449.
Hybrid Propulsion System Feb 11, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 11, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V053000
Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2010 through 2014 Prius vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module (a component of the hybrid system) contains transistors that may become damaged from high operating temperatures. If this occurs, various warning lamps will be illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle will have reduced power allowing it to only drive a short distance.
Consequence:
The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners and dealers will update the software for both the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. If an owner experiences a failure of the inverter before the vehicle receives updated software, the dealer will replace the inverter assembly with a new one at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in late February 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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