2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Pros: Outstanding fuel economy; front-seat head- and legroom; cargo space

Cons: Visibility to rear corners; rear-seat legroom

CG Says: Prius is all-new for 2016. Prius moves into its fourth generation with updated styling to its familiar shape, a redone interior, a lower and wider stance, and higher fuel-economy ratings.The rear suspension has been redesigned with the goal of improving ride and handling (and creating more cargo space). Also increasing cargo space in most models is a new lithium-ion hybrid battery that is more compact than the previous nickel-metal hydride battery. While cargo room has been increased, rear legroom has been reduced by 2.5 inches. However, legroom and headroom are generous up front. The new Prius is simply a fine car—a fine car capable of breaking 50 mpg.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Two: $24,200
Two Eco: $24,700
Three: $26,250
Three Touring: $28,100
Four: $28,650
Four Touring: $30,000

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
121
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
54
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
50

2016 Toyota Prius Three
2016 Toyota Prius Three
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco