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Toyota Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius Prime is for those consumers tempted to buy a fully electric vehicle, but who aren't willing to contend with the range anxiety that typically goes hand-in-hand with owning an electric car. For anyone who can charge frequently and thus maximize the electric drive, it's a compelling car. Otherwise, using it as a hybrid compromises fuel economy. You also get a $4,500 federal tax incentive, at least for now.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"This car handles very well. It accelerates proficiency for freeway and city driving. I especially like the adaptive speed control, both for safety and that it maintains your speed, even when going downhill."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"great fuel economy and reasonable accelaeration"

Richard L., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Accelerated quickly, steers responsively, beeps if you cross a line unintentionally, the view out the front window is much improved--can see much better than old Prius, the rear camera is calibrated nicely and beeps if someone or a car is approaching. The someone in adjoining lane is helpful, too."

Frank G., OH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Love the EV mode and the ability to set a combo ev/hv for long distances"

Valerie A., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The acceleration and handling are like that of a sports car. Really surprising. The Prius Prime is a lot of fun to drive."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The handling is very good--far better than our previous Prius. It's acceleration is very good and especially good in EV mode. It handles bumps and potholes well."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Good acceleration even on battery-only mode. Handles well and suspension system provides a comfortable ride."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Handling is almost like a sports car, very responsive. However the front seats are quite uncomfortable."

Jim B., MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The vehicle runs well and gets over 25 miles per charge, but the lane keep assist does not work as advertised, vehicle crosses into other lanes after an audio warning that should then correct the steering this system does not work on the Prius as advertised. It appears to be a design defect as the dealer cannot fix it."

Michael G., DE (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"A little sluggish on electric but adequate most of the time. Steering is very good, handling is OK. OEM tires were super cheap and fragile, got a flat the first day. Replaced with Bridgestone Driveguard run-flats, handling improved dramatically, ride and noise slightly worse but not bad, no discernable effect on mileage or range. Highly recommended for improved handling and peace of mind."

Michael T., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The radar based, TSS-P is reliable and works in foggy conditions. Dynamic cruise control offloads a significant burden while smoothing out driving. Emergency braking has warned but not had to be used. Lane keep assists nags me to use turn signals."

Robert W., AL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Smoothest best driving Prius I have ever experienced in my 10 plus years experience with Prii."

Don S., NV (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Good acceleration and responsive handling."

Gary F., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Constant velocity transmission is outstanding; very smooth acceleration and when in electric drive mode very satisfying."

Burton T., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The electric engine accelerates beautifully. The gas engine is like a lawnmower."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I love the adaptive cruise control."

William B., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Has potential to accelerate vigorously, but I seldom use that potential in order to be "greener." I bought the car in December 2017, and I've only bought gasoline once when coming back from Vancouver, BC. Around town, I use the electrical system primarily. My MPG value was based on miles drive per gallon of gas burned (not much gas)."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Handles very well and very good, smooth, and silent acceleration in EV mode. A unique and pleasurable experience driving in all-electric mode."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Acceleration when driving on a slightly elevated on ramp to the freeway I sluggish. Not enough power to pass another vehicle on the same slightly elevated ramp"

Mita K., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Very good handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Very fast acceleration, takes awhile to tame foot on gas pedal. Have over 1,000 miles on 1st tankful because of local usage only with charging as needed (Plug In model)."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"acceleration is somewhat pokey, esp. when car is in "gasoline" mode"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Excellent acceleration in EV mode, fun to drive"

David P., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Way better than previous models. Sits down on its suspension and rides great"

Anonymous, OK (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Driving the first 24 miles each day on all electric is wonderful. Quick and silent!"

William C., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Handling and acceleration are best, and the ability to switch from eco to faster driving. Great car!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The handling is excellent, very precise, car is very responsive. Acceleration is good, easy to join the flow of traffic from a entry ramp even on a 65 mph highway ."

Jim B., MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prius Prime has wonderful acceleration, making it easy to get onto a highway, especially if I am driving on the electric engine. It has steady handling, hugs the road, corners well."

Sharon S., MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I can drive about 35 miles on the battery. The only time I buy gas is when I go on trip."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Acceleration is great for getting into fast traffic or to pass other vehicles when needed. It's lane change warning if signals aren't on or warning if riding over either lane separator striping. Also large area display when backing up."

Wilfred L., NM (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It has smooth acceleration and great handling. One of the best we have owned."

Diane R., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"For my everyday driving it handled very well. Great to drive."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It is a plug-in hybrid model and gets a 55 MPG minimum when operating on the gas engine only. That figure goes up when you fully charge the battery. Short trips provide an opportunity to operate the vehicle using the battery only which is much cheaper to operate than the hybrid engine."

Dale O., DE (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Fun to drive Ivana EV mode. Good acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Controlled performance. No worries."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Excellent driving experience, handles well and safety devices work to improve your safety."

Gordon G., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prime transmission is smooth. Transitions from the electric motor to gas engine are imperceptible. The three drive modes are distinctive and work well."

Anthony W., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"does not track as well as it should"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"fantastic, as a plug in electric you will be gone blocks down the road in seconds"

Don S., NV (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Able to accelerate onto highway traffic easily"

Mark G., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It takes off from a stop quietly and effortlessly usually pulling away from normal vehicles around me even with the engine kicking in a little to help the battery-engine noise is virtually unnoticeable unless extreme acceleration is desired. the handling is outstanding-quick and almost flat cornering even at 16-19 miles per hour on sharp right angle turns. One of my sons an d I took it to Edmond, Oklahoma last year and we were amazed at the cars stability at speed [70-75 mph] and in the mountains."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Cruise controll with radar has helped me avoid an accident when an accident occurred several cars ahead of me and my car braked faster than I could react"

Paul D., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Automatic adjust cruise control"

Peter F., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Very responsive and fast acceleration."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Love the responsiveness of the electric motor."

James H., WI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Good acceleration in EV mode from low to medium speed. Not very powerful in accelerating above 50mph."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"steering a bit heavy-feeling"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Even in ECO mode I find the Prius Prime performs very well yet I hear some reviewers down rate the cars performance. I don't know what they are expecting - this is NOT a high-power sports car. I find the performance of this vehicle relative to operating cost to be excellent. I love driving it."

Rodney V., QC (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Very easy to drive. Handles quite well - very responsive. Good acceleration."

Steven M., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Love the way it drives while using EV mode as it is light and peppy. When EV is used up, the car feels more sluggish."

Ursula G., WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Smooth, quiet, super easy. It's like silk."

Ann B., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"with the electric drive it is fantastic. on gas alone it is a bit underpowered"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great acceleration in EV mode! Handles like a race car."

David L., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"If a driver wants great acceleration, this isn’t the right car for you...."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Acceleration at low speed is excellent, but as car approaches highway speeds there is less power available. Handling is generally good except on wet roads, when the tires (presumably chosen for minimum rolling resistance) provide less traction than I'm used to with my prior all-weather tires."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"There is more power than I expected when in the electric mode. The actual Prius engine actually seems to lack power, when compared to the battery engine."

John S., TN (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I love the ultra smooth acceleration and precise control with the electric drive. I don't use the IC engine much since I mostly use the car for in-town driving. However, when I do use it is pretty noisy especially when accelerating."

Warren K., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I have had number cars before, from Corvettes, Cadillacs, and more--this is the MOST FUN and ENJOYABLE vehicle I have ever had. It is full of "bells and whistles", best sounding audio system, quiet, comfortable and economical--my instrument panel says 140 mpg, but in reality I sometimes go a month without needing gas (using battery for 25-30 mile trips daily)."

Bart W., TN (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The acceleration is smooth and quiet. I have to make sure I am not driving faster than I intend to drive."

Joel W., PA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Driving a car with a CVT is a little hard to get used to."

Rebel N., WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Excellent when using battery. Noticeably different but still good when hybrid function is used. It has a very tight turning radius that is appreciated."

Elizabeth M., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Acceleration is sluggish on the highway, unless you push a power button located inconveniently when trying to get out of potential dangerous situations on the highway."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prime drives well. We like the adaptive cruise control. Acceleration is very adequate."

Joseph S., NC (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Never having had a hybrid vehicle before I am pleasantly surprised at the handling and turning radius of this vehicle."

Kathy S., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Love acceleration and handling while using electric power."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We have the advanced version with all of the safety equipment. While not substituting the equipment for our own control, it is nice to have the assistance. Because we operate the car essentially as an electric vehicle, the acceleration is far greater than our other Prius (2001 and 2004). Handling is responsive, although the 2001 has a much smaller turning radius."

- C., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I love the power mode for the electric mode. Power steering is excellent."

Bill B., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It's a lot more fun to drive and handles better than I thought it would."

William P., NH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"very good acceleration, quiet ride, good aroud corners"

Mary H., MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I have no complaints. The handling and acceleration are excellent with my style of driving which is very conservative."

John C., ID (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"One word: excellent"

Ernest F., VT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"really quite good to drive; much improved over prior Priuses acceleration is more than adequate handles well best headlights ever!"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Good handling, solid feel while driving, good acceleration"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"This is our 3rd Prius. Acceleration and handling are much improved. Car is very responsive."

Anonymous, RI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"only place to put this comment. I get over 500 MPG on this prime. all my driving is under 30 miles and i only filled my gas tank, once when i bought the car and have only used 3 gal on 1 trip of 180 m round trip. 1600/3gal = 500+"

William K., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"As a sports car fanatic, I am surprised to discover that I enjoy driving this car. Not because it handles like a sports car, but because it does so many things effortlessly. Acceleration is strong, braking is more than adequate and leaning in corners is well under control. Since usually I drive it less than 30 miles a day, we burn hardly any gas."

Robert K., OH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Drives very well on highway. rear window visibility somewhat limited"

Frank T., CT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It is VERY responsive, great turning ratio, stops on a dime..."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The rear window lacks a wiper and gets dirty with no way to clean it while driving. A definite minus."

James D., OR (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Absolutely lover all of the safety features. We wanted a vehicle with all of the available safety warning features - not as a substitute for good defensive driving, but as an adjunct as we age. Have not been disappointed - especially love the cross traffic and pedestrian behind the vehicle warnings. And, the backup camera is outstanding. Also, love that we are averaging just over 159 mph [still on the first tank of gas, since we bought the car in January}. We use the car in the EV mode for..."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats seem to be comfortable so far, it rides very quietly and smoothly. I really like this vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"driver seat could go back further; should include spare tire or an option to securely secure one in the luggage area (serious shortcoming in my view); extension of sun visor"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Better than my 2010 Prius IV in all these matters. I can drive this car many hours without fatigue."

David S., MN (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The seats are very low making it difficult at times to get into the car. Compared to our Lexus the car is somewhat noisy."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prime has very comfortable seats. My wife and I took a 1,200 mile road trip to Lake Tahoe and were impressed by how supportive the seats were after spending over 4 hours driving, more comfortable then our previously leased 2014 5 Series BMW."

Anthony W., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The driver's seat is not comfortable, it curves forward from the lumbar area to the head. Even with the lumbar support fully engaged, still uncomfortable. I use a back hugger lumbar support a couple of inched above my low back to make the seat acceptable."

Jim B., MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"comfortable seats, no noise, smooth ride"

Alice R., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The best lumbar support ever and the driver's seat is adjustable vertically."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The automobile has VERY limited storage space; the glove compartment and space between the two front seat are small. The trunk area has reduced space, presumably to accommodate the battery and there is no room for a spare tire. The rear seat has a divider and can only accommodate only 2 passengers. In exchange you get great gas mileage and a car that rides well."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"front seats are comfortable even on long drives but could be roomier ride is good for a non-luxury smallish care pleasantly quiet inside"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I am really comfortable in the car when it's not moving. When it moves, however, I feel strangely queasy. I think that there is a sympathetic sub-sonic vibration present."

Chris M., NJ (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Handles well except I dont think tyres have terrific traction. ie., entering road from parking lot the tyres skid on road with steep camber if I need to accelerate to join traffic Has a rattle inside the cabin. My passat was 14 years old It never had such a problem"

E E., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"This Prius is much improved in terms of seat comfort, quiet ride and its solid feel compared to our 2011 Prius. It's a pleasure to drive and the gas mileage we are getting is wonderful--about 65 without electric and with our many short trips we average over 88 mpg overall."

Harold J., MO (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The seats are comfortable, including the back seats, which is why we chose it over the Chevy Bolt. The ride is generally okay, but we weren’t expecting the best in a hybrid plug-in. We were really hoping to get a quiet ride in our latest car, though, so that we could listen to podcasts and audio books during long drives, but that is not the case with this car. ??"

Gordon H., OR (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"excessive road and engine (when operating) noise can get into the car"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The seats are comfortable even on long trips. Our Prius feels and rides like a car that is larger and more substantial, giving a secure and roadworthy impression. The handling on the road is several notches above our 2010 Prius that we traded in on this one. The only time that noise is a factor is when we are accelerating hard when using the internal combustion engine. This is especially true when going up steep hills. In the electric mode it is absolutely quiet."

William L., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great seats, fairly peppy for a small hybrid. The engine is a little loud when accelerating hard in hybrid mode."

David T., MN (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I love the vehicle under electric power. I really don't like two things -- the beeps when in reverse, and the fact that the sun visors do not slide."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats are very comfortable and cabin noise level is well controlled"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Tshis is the most comfortable, quiet and overall good riding car I've ever had and I have owned 85 vehicles in my life [give or take one or two] It has THE BEST brakes of any vehicle I have ever driven! The performance is truly great and gas mileage its phenonamal. 95% of my driving is local in town-I gas it up every 3 months and charge the traction battery once a week, The last fill up took 8.7 gallons for 3 months driving=667 miles=76.6 mpg, the best yet! I was told that the battery charge cost probably less than $3=[3 times 12 times]=$36 plus about $28 for gas [@ $3.30 a gallon]."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats adjust well. They have seat heat and are easy to clean"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Rear passenger leg room, non-adjustable rear seats"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"This car is quiet at all legal speeds. The sound system is just great in this atmosphere. The ride is very smooth for a car of this size, and I attribute that to the low center of gravity. We have driven this car on 500-mile journeys in fine comfort."

Robert K., OH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Prius prime only seats 4 passengers and has drastically reduced storage area from earlier Prius models. No wiper for back window and spring cover for hatch area makes it feel like Toyota made some cheap choices on what was a stellar model."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Excellent ride and handling. Significantly better than 2016 prius we had,"

Steve W., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The car is very comfortable for a short driver."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The center console in the rear prevents the car from seating 5 passengers, which is ridiculous for a car this size. The Leaf is smaller and can accommodate 5 when needed."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Noisy when not in full electric mode"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The ride is smooth and comfortable."

Joel W., PA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Low noise, seats have good Limbard support, bicolor is stylish but white areas easily get dirty - however material appears stain resistant."

Ruth B., MD (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats are too narrow for my 235 lb body."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"enjoy quietness and comfortable ride"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It is excellent. Much, much better than my 2010 prius or the 2011 Sienna. It is very quiet including on highways, seats are great. On a recent trip. we drove 2,000 miles in 2 days without feeling tired"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"A little noisy. Poor AC to rear seats"

Paul D., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"My commute is 80 miles round trip. Seats are comfortable and easy to keep clean. Inside is quiet for a hybrid."

Joel T., TX (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"plenty of adjustments of the seat are a good thing. loud road noise is a bad thing."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats very comfortable even on long rides. Seats warm up quickly when heated seats are turned on. Road noise is minimal while on the road."

David Z., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats very comfortable. It has a solid and controlled ride. Road noise is not noticeable."

Warren K., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"very comfortable for a long trip, no back issues with seats, nice compliant ride."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"For a small car I fell I am comfortable on longer trips. The cabin is nice and quiet, except on hard gas acceleration"

Campbell R., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Seats are very comfortable and supporting and the ride is smooth and quiet. What a great improvement over the generation 3 models"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"To see the Head-Up display must sit in upright position for a 6 foot tall driver. Can't ease the seatback BACK a little or lose the display."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"$21000 after all rebates\tax credits, a no brainer."

William C., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The plug-in capability is fabulous. Almost 90% of our driving is within the 30 miles of battery life, so we are averaging over 130 MPG overall. Handling is much better than the Gen II Prius we also have. Visibility with the massive C-pillar is problematic, but tolerable with the rest of the positive features with the car."

Kristin P., WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We purchased the vehicle 5.5 months ago, so it's still pretty new. So far, it's been a fantastic car. We've averaged 60.7 miles per gallon! The acceleration, handling, and feel are like that of a sports car, but with the comfort of a high quality sedan. The style/looks are eye catching. As with earlier Prius models, the interior is amazingly roomy. Our 6'5" son can sit very comfortably in the front or back, with plenty of leg and head room."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The only negative that we have experienced to date has been, when I wear my sunglasses with polarized lenses, you cannot read the data on the heads up display."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"good value with Toyota Rebate with IRS tax rebate"

Richard L., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"With state and federal credits and a reasonable base price, this car is a great value"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"good value after tax credit & rebates"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The vehicle is well-made, runs well, is comfortable and I really like all of the Safety Technology."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We have only purchased Toyotas for the last 40 years because of the value we get. The are remarkably well-made and we have had few major repairs even though we generally keep our cars until they go over 200 miles. The Prius Prime replaces a 2000 Camry. We purchased the Prius Prime because we have been so happy with the fuel efficiency and low pollution of our 2005 Prius. the Prius Prime Plus has the addition of a electric chargeable engine that takes us about 28 miles on electricity alone (we charge it from our solar array). That accounts for the outrageous current 98+miles per gallon of gas. We also got a $1500 energy rebate from Massachusetts for getting a plug-in car, and anticipate a $4500 Federal Tax rebate for our 2018 taxes."

Sharon S., MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"This car has so much to offer in safety, MPG, performance, styling. Avoided accident due to radar with pedestrian. Only item negative, small luggage area. Might also have low clearance problems. I have not had."

Ernest F., VT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great car, comfortable,good looking & frey on gas usage"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Overall good value of the car; very satisfy. One note: the expanded warranty is very expensive, too expensive."

Anonymous, QC (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I primarily purchased this car for the excellent state (CO) and federal rebates, but the car offers so much more than a good price. We use it all the time and are pleased with the acceleration, mileage, and safety features. Lane warnings, backup camera, high beam adjustment etc."

Terry C., CO (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I fill up once a month. Sometimes twice"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Mileage using only electric motor exceeds my expectations. I put gasoline in only when leaving town to go on a trip. Effective mileage combining gas and electric works out to over 199 mpg since the greatest part of my driving by far is within town using only electric motor. The battery also recharges much quicker than expected."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"GIven the length of my commute, I can run the car on electricity most of the time. This makes the car an amazing value."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"love the gas mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Can drive ~ 25/35 miles pure electronically in winder/summer. MPG WITHOUT charge at all is ~ 60/70 highway/city. All these are above you/manufacture reported and above what I expected."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Tax credits made this car affordable."

Gary F., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The equivalent electrical miles per gallon."

Wayne W., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"It is so advanced for a car of its price, it looks great, and it is a joy to drive"

T O., MI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great value on energy savings, love BSM, lane keeper, and dynamic cruise control. Also excellent rearview camera with cross traffic and pedestrian alerts."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"2017 P rius Prime gets between 60-80 mpg after using its 30-36 miles of electric drive. It’s reliable, economical and has very high utility( useful) and drives very eell( specially for winter driving)"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We rarely have to fill the fuel tank, because we do a lot of around-town driving and plug in when the charge is low."

Lawrence S., CT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Have been surprised by the great gas mileage with this car."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The car simply performs very well and is extremely reliable."

Dale O., DE (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The tax credit of $4500 combined the dealer discount of $3000 made this auto as inexpensive as my previous, less advanced, Prius."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"incredible MPG"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"we average less than 25 miles per day, so this car is a perfect fit. We rarely need to purchase gas! Also looking forward to the $4,500 tax credit!"

Anonymous, RI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Good value"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"great mileage Drives well Visibility a bit limited"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Wanted an electric car for use around town. Getting about 35-mile range in suburban driving and no climate control use. Also, needed to make a weekly trip of 220 miles without the possibility of recharging. No electric car on the market short of the $150K Tesla can do this. The 35-mile electric range covers all our around town needs and the first 30 miles on electricity gives us 220-mile trips yields a round-trip fuel efficiency in excess of 60 mpg. Best solution on the market today, This is my third Prius and they have all been highly reliable."

T W., VA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Able to charge at home or charging stations greatly helps mpg. I rarely fill with gas. Also the EV driving experience is smooth and quiet."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Best car we've ever had...a joy to drive, SO comfortable, amazing technology. Most grateful to have it."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"For driving around town, I only drive using the electric motor. I get about 30 to 40 miles on a charge, about 5 to 6 miles per KW used to charge the batteries. On a long road trip, I averaged 64 miles per gallon of gasoline. It gets much better economical driving than I was told before I bought the car. Of course, I drive very efficiently."

John C., ID (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great car that is comfortable for me and my wife and saves a lot on gas. Because of the plug in capability we get about 100 mpge. Our record is driving 1700 miles between gas fill ups."

Joseph S., NC (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Purchased with large dealer discount, generous Toyota rebate and US tax credit. Less expensive that standard Prius."

David P., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We have Prime Plug In model. First 25 miles is electric drive; mileage is outstanding."

Burton T., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"About 90% of my miles are EV around town costing $2.50 per 100 miles. About 1/3d of electric charges is free from merchants who want my repeat business. On the highway or when using the engine, we get 56-70 MPG but this is less than 10% of my driving."

Robert W., AL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"If you keep the electric battery charged, the mileage around town is 199 per gallon. Excellent highway mileage as well--73 per gallon."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I rarely use gas, most of my local driving is on electric charge."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Love this Prius Prime. Gas mileage is incredible. EV Mode is complicates but works. Extra battery makes the car heavier and handles better as a result."

George J., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I received a $4500 rebate from Toyota, plus the federal tax credit of $4500 - net cost of the car was less than $20,000. I regularly get at least 35 miles/gallon on all electricity after plugging in and near 75 miles/gallon strictly on gasoline. Can't beat those combined values of any car currently on the market."

Shira S., ME (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Very happy with purchase."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We gave up too much trunk space and a third seat for the Prime. If we did it over again we would not have bought the Prime model for the extra fuel savings."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We are both retired, so most of our driving is less than 25 miles round trip. The Toyota Prius Prime provides about 30 miles electric driving per charge, therefore we average about 153 miles per gallon. Gas savings add to the value of this vehicle."

Michael B., AZ (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I think I received a fair price for the vehicle. I paid 35294.21, I traded in a 2015 Prius valued at 14500.00 less 7479.00 where the balance, 7020.17 was applied as trade in.I also received 9000 in rebates for the car which was a large part of my decision to purchase it. I am certainly enjoying the car immensely. I do very well in the economy department as I rarely purchase gas. at the moment the car shows 130 mpg. It was the Prius Prime Premium model"

Peter N., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Fantastic mileage, only fill up about every 6 weeks; normally about 10 gallons. It is a plug-in hybrid."

Gordon G., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Got an incredible price, perhaps due to buying a 2017 car in 2018, and after state and federal tax credits are counted in."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Super vehicle so far. This PHEV allows me to drive around town on battery power alone and go on long drives it I want. I have driven 200+ miles then around town got 800+ miles and 80 mpg before I had to fill the tank. Takes a little time to get to know all the controls. Practical for transporting people and things!"

Thomas W., NM (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prius Prime is cheaper than the regular Prius, at least at my dealership, and you get a great car. Only downside is the three-passenger (vs. four) capacity, but otherwise a great value for a great car."

David L., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"it's all good"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Handles and drives well on road and freeways. Comfortable seats, and adequate sound system. Also very much like moon -roof and AC."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"With the electric plug in feature, I use NO gas commuting to and from work and get AWESOME gas mileage! The money I have saved in gas alone make up for the increase in initial cost of vehicle."

Elaine D., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"My third Prius, this is by far the best. It feels good, and has all the bells and whistles, and still not breaking the bank."

Dan B., TX (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great Value, charges quickly, get about 30 miles on a charge"

Ronald S., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We can drive almost exclusively in the electric mode. Since we purchased the car our entire gas expenditure has been $20 and there is still half a tank of gas in the car. We use it primarily as a town car. So, it is doing exactly all of the things we wanted when we purchased it."

- C., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The safety features are fantastic. backup camera adaptive cruise control proximity sensors and parking assist"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"In California there are rebate programs for certain hybrid and all electric cars. In the case of the Prius Prime, so far this year, I have received rebate checks totaling $3000. In addition the Prius Prime has a tax credit of about $4000 this year. That means that this car saved me $7000 in 2018. In addition I can drive about 30 miles before the gas engine kicks in. Since most of my driving is short, around town trips, I've been able to go months without visiting the gas station."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Very high value. MPG is excellent, both when using EV system and when using ICE hybrid."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Price was very fair. Combined with the federal and state rebates, car cost significantly less then than similar cars in its size class."

Scott F., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"As a plug-in hybrid electric, it actually does get the aprox. 133 MPG hat is claimed. Probably half of our driving is less than the range of the battery, so no gasoline is used. Yesterday we drove about90 miles in the mountains. As a hybrid it constantly generated more electricity. Further, I really like the fact that the time to charge the battery can be programed to coincide with times of lowest cost of electricity."

Gregory M., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"We got $11,000 off retail with manufacturer rebate and tax credits."

Steve W., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The extra money one spends on this car is seen in the beautiful fit and finish. The lovely quiet ride. While my car is the Prius Prime Advance, this car is as quiet as my car running in the EV mode. No butt or backaches in this car."

Judith P., NC (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The plug-in feature is easy to use and it saves us a tremendous amount of $ on gas. We rarely visit the gas station, even though we use the car for daily commuting to work."

Jonathan M., NY (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Great car for the money. Great ride, range, comfort and flexibility. I can haul 4 comfortably with some luggage, or two and quite a bit of cargo. Amazing mileage."

David T., MN (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Fantastic fuel mileage"

Daniel F., CT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"About 80% of our driving is within the range of the 25 miles on a battery charge, which leads to over 110 mpg on the gas we purchase. Extremely happy with that result. The 55 mpg on gas only is nothing to sneeze at, either. Although the purchase price was relatively high, we plan on driving this car for decades, and it is already paying off."

Kristin P., WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I bought it for the fuel mileage, to replace a 2012 Prius I sold to my daughter and son in law. I expected mileage in the 60 MPG range. With the plug in battery, I've learned to manually switch from Battery only mode to Hybrid mode, and I can regularly get 110 MPG for my 70 mile round trip daily commute. My overall 70+ MPG includes numerous long road trips where I exhaust the plug in battery"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The mileage I get, even when I don't plug it in to charge, far exceeds my expectations. Routinely, I drive 700+ miles before having to fill the gas tank. The car is very stylish - I often get comments from people about how good it looks. The safety features, which all came standard, make this vehicle a bargain in my opinion. The car is responsive, quiet, comfortable. The hatchback & fold-down rear seat makes it versatile. I am beyond pleased with the purchase I made."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prius Prime drives and rides exceptionally well for a car priced under $40k. Because it is driven short distances almost all the time, it gets exception gas mileage (yes 195 mpg is what it shows on the dashboard.) But for $40K the seat covering should be better than the vinyl provided."

Bill H., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"This is a plug in hybrid. Rarely need gas, as it covers about 25 miles on electric. Can do errands without using gas power."

Anonymous, VT (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Got a dealer discount,a Toyota discount and a tax credit!"

William C., FL (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"The Prius Prime is a plug in hybrid and I have solar panels so it makes this a very cost effective vehicle to own."

Kathy S., CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"I’m impressed that the Prius Prime did not cost more than a regular Prius."

James H., WI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"great tax incentives"

Anonymous, RI (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Awesome vehicle!"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

"Amazing value, great MPG. MPG varies with type of driving but we are amazed with ours, 78 mpg.. Rather be driving our Mercedes or the X3 but they mostly sit in the garage now."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Prius Prime)

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