Toyota Prius Prime
The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that has been on the market for a number of years. It was one of the first hybrid vehicles on the market back in 2010, but since this, all-electric vehicles have gone down in price and up in range. Unless you must have a Toyota, there are better options on the market.
Toyota Prius Prime Range
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime gets an EPA-estimated 55 city/53 highway/54 combined MPG estimates and 133 combined MPGe estimate when fully charged and with a full tank of gas.
Toyota Prius Prime Pricing
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime starts at $27,750 before any discounts or federal tax credits. Here at Electrek, we’ve worked hard to find the best prices at dealerships around the country.
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Toyota Prius Prime Review
In 2017, we reviewed the Prius Prime and came away less than impressed.
That’s the basic theme here. The Prius is a damn fine automobile with a noble heritage and the 2017 redesign is going to be popular even if it looks like you just rolled it over a few times. However, the patch job that Toyota did to make this Prime version an ‘EV’ isn’t worthy of your pocketbook. If you are looking for a similar plug-in petrol/EV hybrid, I’d check out the Chevy Volt, Hyundai Ioniq, BMW i3 w/REX or similar options.
The market has moved away from hybrids towards all-electric vehicles.
So we’ll leave the big issue there. Like I said earlier, the Prime is a big improvement over the Prius Plug-in in almost every way. I say ‘almost’ because the 5 seat Plug-in became a 4 seat Prime and I’m not in love with the exterior design. Hearing jokes like “watch out, the cops are going to pull you over for driving a totaled car” confirm I’m not alone (and the Prime design is a muted, longer version of the regular 2017 Prius). That said, the original Prius design was controversial and has now become iconic so there’s hope in Toyotaland that this will catch on.