Toyota Prius

2018 Prius Four Touring

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

Cons: Visibility to rear corners; rear-seat legroom

CG Says: The 2018 Toyota Prius gains a standard 11.6-inch control screen for Four and Four Touring trims. The Prius Prime is unchanged for 2018. Prius is Toyota’s hybrid compact hatchback sedan and the Prius Primes is a plug-in hybrid version that Toyota claims has an all-electric range of 25 miles. 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. Safety features include pre-collision system with pedestrian detection; automatic high-beam headlights; lane-departure alert with steering assist; and adaptive cruise control. Legroom is generous up front, but only adequate in the rear. The 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 One: $24,370
Two: $25,580
Two Eco: $26,060
Three: $27,630
Three Touring: $29,010
Four: $30,580
Four Touring: $31,460
Prime Plus: $28,220
Prius Prime Premium: $29,920
Prius Prime Advanced: $34,220

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