Used Toyota Prius Information
When most people think of a hybrid car, they think of a Toyota Prius. This is for good reason. The Prius has broken down perceived barriers and has become the most recognized hybrid names in the automotive world.
Now entering its third generation, the Toyota Prius remains one of the top hybrids anywhere. With many other automakers just starting to churn out hybrid models, the Prius is the best-selling Hybrid by far.
It is also highly reliable. Toyota says 95% of all Prius models sold in the last 10 years are still on the road. Not bad for a vehicle that has only been out for 14 years total.
With gasoline prices on a seemingly continuous rise, used Toyota Prius vehicles are becoming more sought after. Even with battery replacement concerns, the fuel savings trumps those concerns. In fact, when considering a used Prius, the longevity of the battery is about the only real consideration.
These days, the Prius comes in a several different sizes: subcompact, wagon, plug-in variant, standard. The standard Prius is still the compact hatchback variety, yet with improved exterior styling. The subcompact is smaller, while the wagon has an extended truck which is quite useful. The plug-in is fully electric.
It also comes in several different trim levels (2, 3, 4, 5 and Persona Series). As you move up in trim levels, you will get more features like premium audio options.
Powering the Prius is a 1.8-L gas engine used in conjunction with two electric motors and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This system maximizes fuel economy with an EPA estimated 51 city/48 hwy possible. It is worth noting many "hyper-milers" have gotten far better fuel economy than the EPA estimates.
Ultimately, the Prius remains the Hybrid leader thanks to its innovative synergy drive system resulting in outstanding fuel economy and low emissions.
There are 14,343 used Toyota Prius in our used car listings, including the Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla and Toyota RAV4. 60% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 88% have no accident history.