2014 Prius

2015 Toyota Prius

Pros: Outstanding fuel economy; well-designed cabin provides decent passenger space for the size; futuristic yet ergonomic dashboard layout

Cons: Middling acceleration; few stand-alone options; uninspiring handling

CG Says: With an all-new Prius expected to debut sometime in the next year as a 2016 model, the 2015 Toyota Prius sees only one update of note: a Special Edition appearance package with dark-finish 17-inch wheels and other unique trim features. The Prius is a fine compact car that just happens to achieve some of the best fuel economy we’ve ever experienced. There are some compromises, namely in terms of acceleration, rear visibility, and a somewhat cheap-looking interior. In the grand scheme, these are fairly minor niggles given the car’s decent ride, accommodating cabin, and exceptional cargo versatility. Our top Prius picks are the II, III, and IV models, which offer most every feature buyers could want at very aggressive prices.

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
Three: $25,765
Special Edition: $26,985
Four: $28,435
Five: $30,005
Plug-In: $29,990
Plug-In Advanced: $34,905


Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In