Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius Four Touring

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

Cons: Visibility to rear corners; rear-seat legroom

CG Says: After its redesign last year, the 2017 Toyota Prius gains a standard Toyota Safety Sense package. Safety Sense includes pre-collision system with pedestrian detection; automatic high-beam headlights; lane-departure alert with steering assist; and adaptive cruise control. Also, the plug-in Prius Prime rejoins the lineup after an absence of one year. Toyota claims the new Prime has an all-electric range of 25 miles. Prius, Toyota’s hybrid compact hatchback sedan, moved into its fourth generation with updated styling to its familiar shape, a redone interior, a lower and wider stance, and higher fuel-economy ratings. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor produce a combined 121 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is the only transmission. LED headlights and keyless entry and starting are standard. Parking assist, Siri Eyes Free, and head-up instrument display are available. Legroom is generous up front, but only adequate in the rear. 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 (4 Prime)
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Two: $24,685
Two Eco: $25,165
Three: $26,735
Three Touring: $28,115
Four: $29,135
Four Touring: $30,015
Prime Plus: $27,100
Prime Premium $28,800
Prime Advanced: $33,100

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