2018 Toyota Prius Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Classic Silver Metallic
MSRP
$21,572 - $24,303
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MPG (up to)
58 City / 53 HWY
Horsepower
121
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.1Comfort 4.2Styling 4.1Value 4.3

What's New

Updates to the new Toyota Prius for 2018 are minimal. The massive 11.6-inch HD Multimedia Display, which is rivaled only by those in more expensive Teslas, now comes standard on the top-of-the line Prius Four and Prius Four Touring trim levels.

Toyota Prius Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Plus $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5, 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5, 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5, 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Two $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Two Eco $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Three $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Three Touring $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Four $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Four Touring $21,572 - $24,303
Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 121 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Prius Prime is a Great Car to Own

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My Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid. When travelling less than 30 miles a day and charging overnight, it will get over 500 mpg. The heads up display is great for keeping track of speed and I also have it set to show cruise control speed and lane departure images. The many sensors are great for: backing up cross traffic and pedestrian warning, proximity warning when turning into and backing out of parking spaces, maintaining distance when using cruise control, turning headlights on/off, turning wipers on/off, etc. The large (11 inch) display is great for GPS display and showing available options to set. Charging the battery is easy to do.

Richard K
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I like the light on the side view mirror. Detects cars in your blind spot.

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I save a lot of money on gas. I drive more than 100 miles per day. It used to cost me a lot with my older car. I like the ease of the steering wheel. My other car was a kind of hard to maneuver. I also Like the fact that it is small, which allows me to fit in smaller parking spaces. The seat is a little uncomfortable. I do not feel it that much when it is a short distance though.

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Easy to drive, great gas mileage, high resale value and trouble free.

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I have had the 2018 Prius for 5 months and have driven 7000+ miles. I took a trip Labor Day weekend from Florida to NY and the traffic was extremely heavy. The car performed beautifully. I traded in a 2010 Prius with 90,000 miles so I can say with confidence that the 2018 Prius is terrific. Mileage is better. Safety features are outstanding. The ride is terrific.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,572 - $24,303
$21,572 - $24,303

Horsepower

Horsepower
121 (hp)
121 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L 4
1.8L 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 (in.)
42.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 (in.)
33.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 (in.)
37.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

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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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic, Cloth
Premium Synthetic, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
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Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65SR15
P195/65SR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 - 35.4 (ft.)
33.5 - 35.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
178.7 (in.)
178.7 (in.)

Width

Width
69.3 (in.)
69.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3010 - 3080 (.lbs)
3010 - 3080 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
121 (hp)
121 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.3 (gal.)
11.3 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
54 (mpg)
54 (mpg)

City

City
56 (mpg)
56 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
52 (mpg)
52 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Standard
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

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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A
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Toyota Safety Sense P and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rcta) *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Toyota Safety Sense P *
  • Toyota Safety Sense C *
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Departure Warning *
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up 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.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Electrical System > Wiring Sep 4, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 4, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V579000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Toyota Prius vehicles. A portion of the engine wire harness connected to the hybrid Power Control Unit (PCU), could contact the cover at this connection and wear, causing an electrical short circuit.
Consequence:
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine wire harness assembly and replace it if damage is found. A protective sleeve or protective tape will be included to prevent any future damage. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0T.

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