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Toyota Prius Review

By Auto Auction Mall Team Updated: 06/09/2023 Posted: 08/31/2018

Considered by many as the icon of hybrid car innovation, the Toyota Prius took the world by storm due to its ingenuity and stylistic creativity. The second-generation Prius, the first to hit the United States of America and the rest of the world with appropriate marketing, had a whopping 60 mpg avg fuel economy and incorporated technology not seen in other cars at the time of its unveiling in 2004. Now in its 4thgeneration and over, the Prius is still the top vehicle in its class on account of its leading technology and Toyota-standard reliability.

Toyota Prius Sales in U.S. 2016 2018

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The first Toyota Prius went into production in 1997. However, it was not until 2001 that the first-generation Prius was made available in America. Consequently, there were no sales until 2003. The second generation was unveiled in 2004, one year after the Prius became available in the United States. The original Prius was available as a 4-door sedan, but the second generation introduced the

Prius as a 5-door liftback. This carried over into the 3rdgeneration 5-door fastback body style it has now. The first-generation Prius was also the second mass-produced hybrid in the United States, and after 2004, became number the most popular hybrid vehicle in the country.

2015 Toyota Prius

The 4thgeneration 2018 Toyota Prius boasts a 60-mpg average fuel economy and features a 5-seat interior, an 11.6” touch screen interactive infotainment system, and 121 HP. It also offers a large cargo bay for transporting various things from groceries to luggage.

It is also very comfortable, having decent front and rear leg room in the interior of the car. Although you can tell that this car is roomy, it is classed as a compact vehicle and it still has been engineered to have space for five people. What is impressive about the engine and Toyota technology inside the Prius is that it sustains a very high fuel economy even at high speeds such as the 46 mpg rating even at 75 mph according to Car and Driver.

2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius

If you are looking for the best deal on a used Prius, the best model years, according to sale records and model features, are the 2009 and 2010 3rdgeneration models. In the first two years of the new 3rdgeneration, these models featured improved aerodynamics. Also a 1.8-liter engine, and a 134-hp output. Since these vehicles also are the oldest in their particular generation, you will be able to get a standard 3rdgenerationPrius for under $6k.

These vehicles are ranked number 1 in the United States for vehicles under 10k, and number 1 for used hybrids and small cars for both the 2009 and 2010 vehicle years. You can expect a spacious interior environment and a strong driving experience from these cars.

2009 – 2017 Used Toyota Prius Auctions

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A thorough examination of the 2009 and 2010 Toyota Prius shows how affordable and valuable these vehicles are. The 2009 Prius, at under $6k, delivers an average of 50 mpg in fuel economy, at least 110 HP. It also has a spacious interior. You will get extra features such as the universal garage door opener, rear parking aid, and remote engine start. You will also have a backup camera, cruise control, keyless entry, and more.

The 2010 model has a slightly different look than the 2009 model. And will provide you with, for under $10k, in addition to all the features found in the 2009 model. Features include a navigation system, onboard hands-free communication system, heated mirrors, and a vehicle anti-theft system. Also, driver and passenger illuminated windows, and much more. With averagepricing of $8k, you can get a 2010 Prius with all the bells and whistles, with reasonable mileage and kept in perfectcondition by the previous owner.

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid

Regarding safety features, both the user and the new Prius scored very well on IIHS scoring boards. Overall good in all safety-related areas. Also, the 2018 Toyota Prius passed with flying colors on the NHTSA testing with the2018 Toyota Prius Three getting five stars.

The Prius features some great standard features like forward-collision warning and front automated emergency braking. Also lane-keeping assistance, departure lane assistance, and adaptive cruise control. Toyota offers rear parking sensors for drivers who want even more safety-related features. Also, rear cross-traffic monitors, parking assist, blind-spot monitoring, and much more.

2018 Toyota Prius

2018 toyota prius

The 2018 Prius is also luxurious, offering a very spacious interior environment. The front and back row has at least 34cm of legroom and 40 cm of headroom. Climate control is standard, while heated seats, a head-up display, and power driver’s seating are among the optional features. You can acquire as extras or as part of a trim level. For the price tag of $22k+, the Prius is an excellent deal. You are not only getting a high-quality hybrid vehicle with very high fuel economy. You are getting Toyota standard dependability and assurance that will last many years on the road.