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Toyota Prius 2016 4-door hatchback
Trim Shown: Three Tour/Four Tour
The new Prius is longer, lower, and wider than the previous version. It relies on a new platform with an independent rear suspension that contributes to more responsive handling and a steadier ride. We got 52 mpg overall, a significant improvement over the previous-generation's 44 mpg. Colorful digital gauges dominate the dashboard and make it easier to access the infotainment features. The sensible Prius has always been about efficiency and low running costs. The car can still drive solely on electric, up to about 25 mph typically, and the engine is now quieter when it kicks in. However, the seats are rather chintzy, tire noise is noticeable, and cabin access is not as easy because of the car's lower stance.

See Reliability page for the latest 2016 Toyota Prius recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS standard. Side and head protection air bags available, standard from 2007. ESC available from 2004, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2010, standard from 2017.

Road Test

Fifty-two mpg. Mic drop. The 52 mpg overall we garnered in the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius is a phenomenal achievement, especially viewed against the previous car's impressive 44 mpg overall. In fact, it's the highest fuel economy we've ever recorde...

Highs

  • Phenomenal fuel economy
  • Hatchback versatility

Lows

  • Hampered rear visibility
  • Some odd interior quirks, like the joystick shifter and glossy white plastic trim

Best Version to Get

We'd opt for a Prius Three and order the Advanced Technology package because it includes the Toyota Safety Sense-P suite of active safety systems. Although doing so would make it an ever-so-slightly more expensive car than the Three Touring, you'd have the benefit of a color head-up display and...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 hybrid (121 hp)