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Starting at
$24,200
EPA - est City/Hwy
54/50
Engine
1.8L inline4
Seats
5
Power
121 hp

2016 Toyota Prius Overview

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Fully redesigned, the 2016 Toyota Prius gets a whopping 56 mpg combined in the new Eco trim, and 52 mpg combined in standard form. Beyond the incredible fuel economy, the 2016 Prius receives powertrain refinements and a new double-wishbone rear suspension, yielding welcome improvements in noise suppression and ride sophistication.

The fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius further cements the model's reputation as the most fuel-efficient hybrid car you can buy. But the company that dominates the hybrid sales market is not coasting on its success. Toyota turned its attention to refining the rest of the car, with impressive results. At the same time, Toyota produced a radically different exterior design that many of us find challenging to like, though whether Prius fans will love it or hate it remains to be seen. The redesigned 2016 Prius has styling unlike anything else, unless you count the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, which seems to have been the inspiration. The essential appeal of the Prius, of course, lies in its fuel economy, and for 2016 the numbers are indeed impressive, with an EPA combined rating of 52 mpg for the standard car. But there is one hybrid that can beat it, and that machine is the new Prius Eco, a fuel-economy-oriented variant (as if the Prius needed one) that is rated at a whopping 56 mpg combined. As an added bonus, the gas engine is now noticeably quieter when it comes to life, and it sounds less strained during hard acceleration. But there's plenty more to recommend the new Prius than just the powertrain. The previous Prius' odd upright driving position is no more, replaced by a lower, more natural orientation that makes the car feel less like a science experiment. There's more front leg- and headroom, too, although a couple inches of rear legroom have been lost. The payoff is found in the cargo bay, which grows by 14 percent. Hybrid credentials aside, the Prius has long been a smart pick due to its hatchback practicality, and for 2016 it's even more practical than before. As for the car's underlying architecture, a lower and wider stance combines with the new double-wishbone rear suspension to improve the car's ride and handling. Bumps are now more readily absorbed, and the steering's added heft is reassuring. This new Prius is still not speedy or all that exciting to drive, but there are far fewer failings to overlook. It's a pleasant car to drive in its own right. With these refinements, the Prius also has fewer peers than ever before. Honda has shelved its slow-selling Insight, and no other automaker is attempting a Prius rival. At this point it's a matter of size, mpg, configuration and, yes, styling. Is the 2016 Prius hatchback big enough, or do you want the extra passenger space of a midsize sedan that has a trunk? If so, the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid or the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid might be worth a look. If a plug-in hybrid is more to your liking, the redesigned Chevrolet Volt is pretty impressive. But for a regular hybrid, we highly recommend the 2016 Toyota Prius.

Look no further than the 2016 Toyota Prius if fuel economy is what you're after. But you'll also enjoy more sophisticated ride and handling qualities and a quieter powertrain. Going green with a Prius has never been better.

For 2016 the Toyota Prius has been fully redesigned.



2016 Toyota Prius Reviews From Owners
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By Evan

on Oct/10/16

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Ugly car runs well

The interior of this car is great, the dashboard has improved. The exterior rear light are ugly. The entire exterior rear end is ugly. The sea-glass green looks like a giant insect from the back.

By Troy Zabransky

on Oct/07/16

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2nd Prius-we love this one even more

Great car with many new features and improvements over our previous 2010.

By Subodh Sunil Patel

on Oct/05/16

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By Upset

on Oct/03/16

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No spare tire what were you guys thinking

2016 NO SPARE TIRE - we liked our 2007 so we traded up to a 2016 without looking in the trunk - ridicules toyota - YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF LET ME SEE ONE OF YOUR EXECUTIVES WAIT 2-3+ HOURS ON THE ROADSIDE WAITING FOR ROADSIDE SERVICE !!!! or better let me see you leave your wife and children stranded in a bad district for 2-3 hours But of course we live in a perfect world and somebody would be there in minutes right! My wife got a flat because of construction 3 times good thing we had a spare!!!!!

By Linda Saffer

on Sep/28/16

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Love my New Prius

It gets great mileage but with a comfortable ride.

By Mwoodpark

on Sep/27/16

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By Walter Velicaria

on Aug/02/16

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Great price in using Edmunds.com.

Check Edmunds.com first, then compare.

By Maury Lyon

on Jul/22/16

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Had to replace 2013 Prius

Better than the last one

By Erica Lee

on Jul/21/16

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Pretty decent ride so far!

We got ours at Longo Toyota in Los Angeles. The negotiation process was done through email, so no harassing phone calls from sale reps. With the July 4th rebate, I was able to get the best deal and the color of the car that I wanted. I believe July4th is the best time to get a car because the selection is larger. It has been the 3rd week I have driven the car, so far it is very smooth. I drove 400+ with 1/4 of gas left. I plan on letting it drive for an other week.

By John Mokricky

on Jul/05/16

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Great new Prius

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By Robert Kagan

on May/15/16

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Prius Maximus

Terrific car. Rides great. Very comfortable. 60 mpg!

By Jennifer Latin

on May/06/16

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By Henry Chin

on Apr/07/16

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Conmuter car

Super mph

By Carlos Ortega

on Mar/14/16

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By Jen S

on Feb/27/17

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2016 Prius Four

Love this car! The moonstone interior is stunning, and it is fun to drive. Loving the gas mileage! My only complaint is that the headlights are too bright, and people flash their brights at me constantly. They are fantastic to drive with because they are so bright, but I am going blind with people flashing their brights at me.

By Jon Wilcox

on Feb/16/17

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My new Prius.

I just bought a 2016 Prius, the new style body, and improved electronics. This was to replace my 2005 Prius, which I loved, but, unfortunately, crashed. I would have liked to purchase the 2017 Prius, which has superior safety features, but I could not justify the added cost. I recently made a trip from my son's town, New Lenox, Illinois to my home in Downers Grove. The car was already warmed up with a 1-mile trip. It was about 40 degrees outside. The trip was 26.3 miles, no expressway, and the computer indicated 68.3 MPG! I was very pleased. This Prius can teach you to hyper mile. The headlights on the Prius are fantastic. All are LED and very precise. The first setting is a daytime running light setting (DLR) which turns on the reduced but still bright Low beams, but no tail lights. DLRs are always required to be on in Canada. The DLRs are bright enough to fool you into thinking the headlights and tail/running lights are on, but you will have no taillights. I did that last night. If your trip will end in the twilight or dark, make sure to use the second or third positions, which add the tail and parking lights. Both DLR and second position automatically turn off when you turn off the car. The third position is very bright low beams, If I am cresting a hill, with oncoming traffic with bright low beams, I reduce temporarily to the DLR low beam (second setting), until I pass that car, so as not to blind them. Then there is blinding bright on high beams. You can program the headlights on the third setting to have the car can turn them off a while after exiting the car. The only thing I do not like is the reduced storage area, as compared to the 2005 Prius. My 2005 had a large storage box below the rear hatch carpet, a hidden drawer under the console box and dual glove compartments.

By Michael Boldosser

on Feb/13/17

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New ride for a new job

Just about the time I was to start a new job with a 95 mile commute, a collision with a deer totaled my wife's car. Her long time dream car was a Prius. The timing of that collision with the start of the new job meant that our first Prius would be mine. The 60 mpg is nearly 3 times that of my old car and that really helps cut down the commute costs. It's a comfortable ride and peppy enough to hang with the other road warriors.

By Gloria

on Feb/03/17

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2016 Prius interior

We presently own our 4th new Prius (2014) and were going to buy 2017 this summer (2017) , but do not like the "shiny" black info center, cup holder console, new location of the shift lever, lack of upper glove box, and 3" less from the rear seat to the rear hatch which was noticed instantly. The car is also lower and harder to enter and exit. Would liked to have the increased mpg. Thus, we bought a low miles 2015 and will not be buying a 2017; very sorry to say!. We have loved all of the older models we have owned. We hope this review gets to Toyota.........

By David Mathia

on Jan/31/17

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Phenomenal MPG

Purchased used. $20K out the door. 10K miles. Mixed use, hwy and city, 63 MPG measured on 1800 miles used so far! Very quiet, stable, drives great.

By Casp3pos

on Jan/26/17

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Exceeding Expectations

I was avoiding the Prius. I rented one in 2008 and hated it. I test drove it because I felt I must. I was glad I did. It was much quieter than the 08. The accelleration and handling were much better as well. I've had the car for a week now, and I haven't gotten less than 60mpg on my daily commute to work of 20miles with a roughly 50-50 split highway-city. Amazing. Of course, I'm driving for mileage, and Chicago is pretty flat. I could care less about all the bells and whistles. I'm old enough to have most of my music collection on cassette. I'll read through the manual and check out a few websites, but I don't need navigation, parking assist, satilte radio, seat warmers, blah blah blah. Heck, I almost cancelled my purchase when I saw they had a well-maintained 1990 Toyota Corolla in their used car lot... Anyway, if you're looking for a car that barely needs gas, but you don't want to plug in your car, get a Prius.

By Mike Alto

on Jan/21/17

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No Sale

Could not get a good trade in and price on the16 Prius. No advantage over my 14 Prius.

By Rich Saylor

on Jan/05/17

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Our makes-sense car: the 2010 Prius

Currently gas prices are being held down, but they're bound to rise. Mileage in any Prius is great, but it has other pluses as well. The later models with a back-up camera are probably a better bet, all else being equal, as rear visibility in reverse isn't the best without such a camera & display. Dealer support is excellent.

By A Landholm

on Dec/31/16

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Suprising

Interior room is much better than anticipated. Ride is better than expected also. Highly recommend a power drivers seat - without it manually adjusting the seat height is cumbersome at best.

By L. Y. Mattei

on Dec/21/16

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Comfy & Economical

I have always driven a hatchback because I prefer the cargo functionality. The Cargo space in the 2016 Prius is adequate but not larger than my old Honda Fit (and obviously does not have the "magic seats" of the Fit). However it works. What I am most impressed by is the smooth and relatively quiet ride of the Prius. I almost feel like I am in a luxury car. I find the performance and handling to be quite good. Obviously, it does not have the same pick-up power, but they provide a button to give you extra power. Problem with that is that it need to be more easily accessible - like on the steering wheel. Who is going to remember where the powerboost button is in the moment of need?! I just bought this car a couple of weeks ago. I am still getting used to the controls and technology - it is a bit confusing because there is so much going on. But the basic instrumentation - the important stuff like lights, brakes and defrost - are very user friendly. What I wish was different: As with virtually all cars - the the headrest that pushes your head forward and the bucket seats are AWFUL for your posture and comfort. I will be purchasing nice quality seat cushions to ameliorate this problem. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and glad to be doing my part to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

By Suz

on Oct/01/16

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Even happier with our second Prius!

We found the restyled Prius to be quite comfortable and are delighted that the gas mileage is even better than what we got with our 2010. We opted for the advanced technology package in order to add the safety features-lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, etc.-and we are happy to have done so. (Our insurance rates are actually lower than what they are for the earlier Prius based on those safety features.) The car rides smoothly and easily and is a pleasure to drive. Neither of us was crazy about the white plastic console which looks cheap. Note too that the wireless car charging port won't work with an iphone 6 plus. Finally, we purchased the Level 3 trim because that is the highest level that is available with a spare tire. I, personally, would not buy a car that offered only a repair kit that might or might not be sufficient in an emergency.

By Shay

on Sep/25/16

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Unexpected Great Buy

This car is fun to drive. There is a visibility issue. It a very smooth ride and handles well. This isn't a sports car so the acceleration isn't there but it has a power mode. Also, there no privacy in the trunk. You can see the entire trunk from the outside. I bought a large bin for this. Otherwise, the more I drive it, the more in love I am. I keep discovering cool techie things. Plus it's a cool looking car. Love the lights. I didn't buy it because it was a hybrid. I bought it because it was cool. The hybrid was just extra.

By James Eng

on Sep/25/16

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Difficult to buy gas cars in the future without co

Drives like a normal car

By Sue Harris

on Aug/20/16

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Love my new Prius 3

I am averaging almost 60 mpg!! Love the information available at your fingertips. Comfortable and more sporty than my previous Prius.
Winter average in colder temperatures with snow tires is about 45 mpg.

By Noland Harmon

on Aug/03/16

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Prius Preview

My biggest concern are the dealerships.They are still using the same old tactics of trying to get you to "dicker" with them. I'm so sick of it. I wish Toyota could just offer their best deal and not have to go through these rip-off artists. Otherwise, the car is wonderful! I now have two Prius(es)? I love my 2012 Prius but I love my 2016 Prius even more! The acceleration, handling and comfort is improved. I ordered leather seats but they have not come in yet.

By Cecilia Urrutia

on Aug/03/16

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Good car

Its really a very well designed Beautiful car, its hard to See thought the rear mirror sometimes because of the hatchback but can adjust. The technology is amazing and easy to use

By Noel Marcovecchio

on Apr/17/16

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Third Prius

This is my third Prius since 2002. They keep getting better.

By Joe Cortopassi

on Apr/04/16

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2016 Prius Three

The interior design is a bit wild with highly contrasting black and white surfaces (we have the Moonstone fabric). The detail around the display screen that extends to the glove box is a definite dust catcher. Having said that, we had a 2007 Prius and the 2016 is much more comfortable for me.

I haven't had it long enough to know what the mileage will really be.

By Jo

on Mar/14/16

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No review

Too early in the process.

By Ronay Leblanc

on Dec/14/16

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Pearl is a beauty of a Prius

We have only had this car for about a month but we already love "Pearl", our blizzard pearl Prius 4! The exterior is super sharp looking and the interior reminds me of the Star Wars Stormtrooper outfit. Mileage is incredible without even trying, getting about 51 mph in and around town. The dashboard is awesome with all the information displayed in an easy to understand manner. Also the HUD (heads up display) is cool. It displays your current speed as well as turn information when using navigation, and speed limit information whenever there is a change in speed limit. Seating is comfortable. All in all, we love the car for what it is, a high mileage, sharp looking, fun to drive car!

By Burt Bittner

on Nov/11/16

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Prius Praise

It's easy to drive, comfortable, and fairly sporty! We've been getting about 59 miles to the gallon without even trying. It has PLENTY of power, even going up steep mountain roads. The dashboard and connectivity technology is outdated and is too cartoonish. Luv it tho!

By Timothy Piper

on Oct/31/16

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Tim's 2016 Prius Touring Review

Some people I've met don't like the look of the new exterior design, the look of the wing tip rear lights in particular. I don't mind the looks but it takes some getting used to at first. It grows on you and I remind myself it's not the main reason I bought this car. At least now it has its own identity from the millions of older Prius's out there. The white console and steering wheel appliques have way too much contrast against a black or grey interior. I insisted the dealer include the Black console applique and black interior. The moonscape interior is just too much for me. Besides from some little gripes on appearance, everything else is amazing. I traded in a loaded 2013 Prius and this car is so much nicer. The doors are solid and don't sound like tin cans, the engine electronics give you a noticeable gas mileage improvement. The Bose sound system is much better than the Bose system I had in my old car. The safety technology is very cool, the dynamic speed control is much smoother than my old car. The 2016 Prius looks different but it performs fantastic.

By Kevin

on Sep/23/16

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Three for Three

This is our 3rd new Prius. First was bought in 2005 and major concern was would it start sitting outside in cold weather. Would the battery work and last? Local dealers hadn't seen a hybrid car when we had the oil changed locally. Bought a 2010 Prius II. 110,000 miles later all we change are tires and oil. With every generation they have gotten better. We finally stepped up to the 2016 Prius IV because we wanted the blind spot indicator. The cabin and ride are all improved. The headlights are better than the 2010 which were better than the 2005. There are many great cars available today, but the cost per mile to purchase and drive keeps bringing us back to the Prius.

By Midwest Guy

on Sep/03/16

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Prius Has Pluses and Minuses

Look no further if you want a car with excellent gas mileage and reliability. Average 55mpg on the highway! Toyota has done a great job on the seamless transition between the gasoline engine and battery power. Assembly quality is very good. Now for the not so good. The windshield on this car is a rock magnet. Have had more windshield rock strikes in 3 months than in years with other cars. Plan on replacing the windshield, if you drive a fair amount on the highway. Dealer was unable to fix a recurring clunk in the trunk experienced when driving over uneven pavement separations on the highway. This is not typical for a Toyota. The 2016 Prius sits lower than the previous generation. You will tire of climbing out of the car after awhile. Navigation system is not easily accessible and quite frankly mediocre. The small sun visors are totally useless when pivoted to the side window in an attempt to block the sun. No spare tire. Lastly, the resale value is poor. The money saved on gas will be lost and then some, unless you keep the car for 10 years.

Update on 3/8/17 - traded the Prius on a Subaru. Not good value for the money paid. Couldn't take the unresolved clunk in the trunk any longer. Way too small sun visors are a big problem when commuting at sunrise and sunset.

By Barbara Martin

on Aug/30/16

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Red hot 2016 Prius

We traded in our 2008 Prius, it had all bells and whistles, low miles. Nothing wrong. Reason we traded was because of the safety features. We are very pleased with those features. Our old vehicle had more up front storage, but, not as much fun to drive. This is a great little car, that gets great gas mileage to boot!

By N N Beckett

on Aug/06/16

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GREAT!!!!!!

the car is not really suitable for the shak oneal size, better for us smaller folks! It is great to drive, has made us more energy conscious! better mileage than what has been published....huge learning curve for the electronics, maybe we'll know most by the time the car has logged 50,000 miles. husband has an antique muscle car, threatens to record the engine noise on a disc, play it in the prius at a stop light (with the windows rolled down), but he loves the prius!

By Norman Wagner

on Aug/06/16

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The future's technology here today

For a small car,the new Prius is head and shoulders above its competitors in performanceand features it offers,but at a price. Compared to the Hyundai Sonata Limited I'm currently driving,it provides much better mileage with its 1.8 engine,which while quite adequate, lacks the snappier performance of the Sonata's 2.4 engine. Surprisingly,the ride is actually more comfortable than the larger, roomier Sonata. Both handle well. The interior trim does leaves something to be desired,while the expensive add-ons are a negative,however.Still, my research indicates it to be one of the safest, most economical autos to own for the long haul and has superior resale value.

By Georgia Williamson

on Jul/21/16

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Best Car I Have Ever Owned

I took one test drive and knew this was the car for me. Several years ago we drove a Prius hybrid rental and liked it, but it wasn't anything special. As soon as I started driving the 2016 Prius I was enjoying the ride, even in rush hour traffic. It handled easily, provided a smooth ride, easily kept pace with traffic, both slow and fast and was quiet. I bought it that night. The gas mileage is exceeding what I was expecting for combined street and highway driving. Even my husband can drive it. He is 6' 5" and the joke has always been we had to try on cars rather than picking the one we wanted, we had to take the one that he could get into whether it was comfortable or not. Even with the moon roof, his head does not bump the top of the car. I can get 3 dog kennels in the back and still have room for luggage. AND it also fits into our garage even with the full size van, freezer and storage in the front part of the garage.

By Jen

on Jul/08/16

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Perfect sporty hybrid/poor music quality

I love this vehicle,even from coming from a new explorer previously. Gas usage and fill up cost is amazing. I average 54.4mpg with lots of driving. I love the interior two toned leather seats. The touchscreen is easy to figure out. My kids have plenty of leg room. The engine is very quiet. The ride is very smooth. Trunk space is great. My only negative is that this vehicle comes across as a sporty hybrid but the sound system is very poor quality for it.

By Paul Harding

on Jun/11/16

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Super Prius

It's all about MPG and comfort. Both interior and exterior redesign exceed expectations. MPG is well above the posted ones.

By Stephen Vear

on Jun/08/16

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Greatly improved mileage over 2014 Prius 2

New design greatly improves Fuel mpg, averaged 48 on 2014 Prius 2, have gotten almost 70 mpg non highway, frequently over 60mpg driving 100 miles to work, combo rural and interstate, current average is 58.6 for all miles driven a 20% improvement over the 2014 Prius 2 I owned.
Advanced Technology package well worth it, Active cruise control, collision avoidance, lane departure correction. AND the only way to get a moon-roof which I hope will improve resell value as it is only offered on model 3 and 4 !

By Rita

on Jun/01/16

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Gas saver, so quiet

It makes me love driving even with the heavy traffic. It is so smooth and quiet. I only do not like the white cup holders and the sun visor is too short that does not cover the side at all.

By Robert Kagan

on May/15/16

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Prius Maximus

Terrific car. Rides great. Very comfortable. 60 mpg!

By ROE ODONNELL

on Apr/17/16

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Best Car I've ever owned

This is my second Prius. The first one was a 2006 model 2. It was a great car and I sold it with 137,000 miles.

The 2016 model is so much better in every way: handling, technology, 20% better fuel economy, comfort. I especially like the self parking, the intelligent cruise control, and the lane warning system.

I recommend this vehicle highly.

By Javier Jimenez

on Nov/06/16

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Love the 2016 Prius Two Eco

After 2800 miles the car is averaging 70 miles a gallon. Thete is a power mode button where you can go to full power (121 HP 4 cylinder 1.8 liter) if needed. The car rides great, it is comfortable, roomy, hatchback with plenty of cargo space, double wishbone suspension and amazing MPG with the new rechargeable lithium ion battery.

By Greg F Harris

on Nov/02/16

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Practical sedan that's great on the highway

People know the 4th generation Prius is the most fuel efficient car ever. It is also a great highway car. It's quiet, feels tight and cushions bumps. It cruises effortlessly at 75 mph and still gets 50 mpg. If you go the speed limit you will always get 55-60 mpg. If you want a trouble-free car that is likely to go 200,000 miles and cost little to operate, buy a Prius.



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    106.3 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    178.7 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    58.1 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    5.1 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3075 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    43.2 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    55.0 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    33.4 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    53.0 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    24.6 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    195
  • Rear Tire Profile
    65



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes


Interior

Interior Features

  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    Hybrid Nickel-Metal Hydride
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    11.3 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

Four Hatchback / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.7 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.4 sec @ 77.6 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $16,671
  • Private Seller Price
    $18,501
  • Dealer Price
    $19,881
  • Original MSRP
    $24,200

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2016 Toyota Prius
JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Toyota Prius Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    54 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    50 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 3
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    7
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2016 Toyota Prius Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    2 years / 25,000 miles
    1 years

2016 Toyota Prius Key Factors

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Pros

  • Notably quieter and better-riding than past iterations
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Significantly improved driving position.
  • Generous cargo space

Cons

  • Less backseat legroom than before
  • Offset gauges out of driver's direct line of sight
  • Polarizing styling.


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2016 Toyota Prius True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,248$1,292$1,337$1,384$1,432$6,693
Maintenance$59$474$433$984$1,739$3,689
Repairs$0$0$111$269$393$773
Taxes & Fees$2,643$191$173$157$143$3,307
Financing$865$687$500$309$110$2,471
Depreciation$5,163$2,742$2,412$2,138$1,920$14,375
Fuel$867$893$920$947$976$4,603
True Cost To Own ®$10,845$6,279 $5,886$6,188 $6,713$35,911

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Toyota Prius NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 10/20/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The coating on the wiring system attracted rodents to my car, the rodents ate through the electrical and tried to nest in the engine bay. the results were massive systems malfunctions and the car wasn't safe to drive. i had to get it towed to toyota and they stated that this is a common problem. "they've seen alot of this recently"


Date Complaint Filed: 10/25/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My windshield randomly cracked and looking on-line this seems to be a common occurrence on the prius 4th generation vehicles.


Date Complaint Filed: 02/08/2016

Component(s): SEATS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2015 toyota prius. the contact stated that the driver's head rest positioning in the vehicle was too forward making it impossible to drive for long periods of time without severe discomfort. the vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 50. the vin was not available. updated 04/20/16*lj


Date Complaint Filed: 05/11/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The 2016 prius 4 doesn't come with the ability to change miles to kilometers unless you are aware that it is an option you have to buy which neither salesmen or toyota technical assistance is aware of. i have not been able to find anyone who can tell me whether this option can be added but so far it appears that it is.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/11/2016

Component(s): SEATS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

There is an ongoing issue with the head rests on this vehicle. the default setting is much too far forward, causing a forward head and neck posture, resulting in headaches, neck pain, etc., and make it very uncomfortable to drive, and difficult to check blind spots. it also forces the driver's head very close the airbag, which is supposedly very dangerous. if you move the seat back, then you are too reclined to drive attentively. online searches and complaints to the dealer tell me i'm not the only one complaining about this, and it is supposedly the result of nhtsa regulations. this is terrible if true.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/21/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The center display has a mirror high gloss/glare finish. because of this mirror finish, when the sun is at an angle coming through either the side or back windows, the sun is reflected back into the driver's eyes. there should be a recall on the car to replace center display to prevent accidents.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/30/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When gently applying brakes for a stop light, and the right wheel hits a 1 and 1/8 inch deep depression in the road, the brakes feel like they momentarily release. the depression is for a 9 inch diameter city water cover, and the overall diameter of the depression is 12 inches, and it is 1 and 1/8 inches deep. this can be replicated at this location and we have also noticed the same thing happening elsewhere in town.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/06/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The 2016 prius iv we just purchased 2 weeks ago comes with a white dash! the white dash creates a horrible glare when trying to look out either driver or passenger window! the only way to avoid glare is drive with windows down all of the time. visibility is greatly hampered by the white dash reflection off the windows! this is huge safety issue!


Date Complaint Filed: 07/22/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Rodent damaged wiring and casings by eating/damaging both at a cost so far of $2700. i have owned this vehicle for one month. i've been told the warranty does not include the damage. i asked about where the dealership stored the vehicle prior to its delivery to me. i wasn't satisfied with their explanation.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/20/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

We had an unexplained blowout in a tire with less than 5000 miles on it on our prius iv 2016 purchased in may. we saw nothing in the roadway that would have caused this. the tire was ripped. there is a recall on this brand, bridgestone/firestone so was this tire at risk? the tire number is p195/65r89s. the warranty is worthless as they could claim road damage and we can't prove otherwise. but we saw nothing that we hit, and other cars passing us did not have blowouts. so did the tire fail? we think so. we were on an interstate highway when this happened. very scary and no spare tire, a separate complaint. we could have been killed by a passing truck while waiting for a tow truck for nearly 2 hours.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/18/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

We had a tire blowout on an interstate highway and discovered there was no spare tire in our new car. the device to repair the tire didn't work as the tire was ripped. we had to wait 2 hours for a tow truck, with huge trucks passing us at 80 mph, very close. we were terrified. we still don't know what really happened as we didn't see anything that would have ripped the tire. the car is new, still under warranty. every car should have a spare tire for emergencies like this. we did not know it didn't have one.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/13/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The car started to burn lot of oil. like 1 quart for every 1000 to 1200 miles. when i googled, i saw i was one in a million as already prius owners were shouting about this issue online. when i called and explained the problem to autonation dealer in tempe, he clearly understood this problem(because he faced the complaints) and he said it would cost 6000 bucks to fix. toyota is not ready to extend the warranty for this problem. but, the dealer is ready to buy this car for just 1000 bucks. my car's current value in kbb is 7800 bucks.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/02/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

We were traveling at approximately 70miles an hour on a divided highway. the cruise control was activated. my husband was driving, i was the passenger. we both were wearing our seat belts. my husband suffered some sort of medical incident causing him to lose control of the vehicle. we crossed through the median, became airborne, crossed two lanes of opposing traffic and headed up a steep incline. the car came to rest on a pile of debris and hung up on a wire fence. my husband suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage from striking something on the dash of the car. when the car stopped he was slumped over the wheel bleeding.. he also suffered a mild l4 compression fracture. at the time of the accident i had ligament damage in the chest area. as a result he was taken by ambulance to the regional hospital and then air-evacuated to las vegas. our side curtain airbags deployed but not the frontal bags. i called toyota and was told that the crash was not severe enough to cause them to nflate but my husband's injuries would tend not to support that. an engineer did remove the "black box" from the vehicle to test it. he promised he would get back to us with the results. when i did not hear from him i called and he told me that all results have been sent to toyota. he was reluctant to say more. i called toyota and was told that several people had looked at the case and that the results had been sent to legal, the attiitude of the people there has gone from helpful to abrupt. my husband is still under the care of a neurologist because of the injury and to determine what cased the incident. they have not been able to determine a cause for his blackout but we have been assured via ct scan that the bleeding has stopped into his brain. if he hit something in the car hard enough to cause this type of injury it seems to me that the airbag should have deployed. .


Date Complaint Filed: 10/12/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

As i took a highway exit, following behind other cars doing the same, my prius refused to brake efficiently when another car abruptly invaded our line. it felt as if the brakes made a slight release or couldn't reach a full stop. i had enough space to stop, and i pressed the brakes on time but there was almost no brake reaction and i crashed into the truck in front of me. i was probably going 20-30 mph, somewhere in the middle... so not even that fast. best part is that the airbags didn't inflate, even though the car was almost totaled. this feels explainable to me... i had it for only two months thus far. i do not recommend this car to others.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/13/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I recently purchased my 3rd toyota in august (2016 prius). i upgraded my 2011 prius because i really needed built in navigation due the nature of my job and my commute. i am currently experiencing issues with the radio/navigation system, which is very frustrating because this is a "brand new" car. the navigation system and radio turn off and on continuously during the most dangerous and inconvenient times (i.e. when i am navigating though unfamiliar wooded areas in the dark when it's raining). this also causes one of my instrument panels to go blank. i have had to stop using the navigation system altogether at times, which again is the reason that i upgraded my car in the first place. this began happening intermittently in september, and the problem has gotten progressively worse over time. i took off of work to have the issue diagnosed and repaired by the dealership in november and to have the parking cable recall issue taken care of. i was informed by the dealer that they did not have the parts in to address the recall issue and the technician immediately noticed the issue with the radio/navigation system but was unable to correct the issue because the update that "might" fix it is not available yet. this is very dangerous and this issue needs to be addressed before someone gets hurt.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/15/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 toyota prius. while the vehicle was stationary, the battery became extremely hot. the vehicle was repaired by the contact. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 20,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/28/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving at night, rear view interior mirror does not dim as traffic approaches from rear. when taken to dealer, technician shined light from iphone onto mirror and it dimmed properly. however, under normal driving conditions it does not! on a recent 2 hour nighttime drive, as car lights approached from behind, i alternately turned the dimming feature on and then off and noticed absolutely no difference. i even tried it when stopped at red light with headlights from several cars behind me, with the same result. since there is no lever to use to dim the traffic as there might be with a non-electronic mirror, i was forced to lower the mirror to avoid being blinded by cars approaching from rear - an obvious safety situation. dealer says there's no problem but has not tried in real life driving.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/15/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On friday, october 21, 2016 while driving over a pothole i pressed on the brake. the car slowed but all of a sudden the brake suddenly depressed even further down and the car jerked and seemed to stall before pushing forward. i had been pressing the brake as far down as it would go and it seemed as if there would be some kind of brake failure. on october 31, 2016 while driving over another pothole, i again stepped on the brake and suddenly the pedal again depressed further down and there was a creaking and squealing sound. then on november 4, 2016 while going over a pothole, there was a squealing and creaking sound but not a sudden additional depression of the brake pedal. all these incidents happened on salt lake blvd. or kamehameha highway and passes under the fixed guideway for hawaii's rail system. the road is extremely bumpy and full of potholes.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/19/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

16v741000 was not performed on the car even though it was purchased 11/17 , and the recall began 11/10. dealer lee's toyota located at 139-65 queens blvd, jamaica ny 11435








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