Do Toyota Hybrid Batteries Last Longer with Extreme High Mileage Driving?
Based on my quick calculations, the average person might drive 135,000 miles over the course of 10 years. Of course, I am sure this varies by what part of the country you live in and many other factors. We also know that Toyota hybrid vehicles including Toyota Prius, RAV4 Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Prius Prime and others can last a very long time.
I recently wrote a Torque News story discussing+ over time. Many people commented with their personal stories.
These personal accounts of their Toyota hybrids with extremely high mileage got me thinking.
Is there a correlation between excessively high mileage driving and Toyota hybrid longevity?
Toyota Prius high miles
Remember, I stated earlier that people, on average, drive 135,000 miles in 10 years. Look at these insanely high mileage Prius and other Toyota hybrid vehicles.
Howard has a case of high mileage blues. “Two weeks ago, my 2012 Prius Hybrid died because my combustion engine was getting old and smoking badly. Nothing wrong with the hybrid. Oh, the death was at 464,000 miles! And I took a picture of the odometer to prove it. I now have a 2018 Prius Prime which should last ‘til the Toyota Mirai becomes available nationally with the hydrogen fuel cells.”
Give or take a year, that is about 46,000 miles driven per year (we will estimate since I do not know exactly when these people purchased their cars).
“2013 Prius with 315,000 running strong. I drive 15,000 miles each month as a courier. This is my 5th Prius, and you can't beat the 3rd generation for value. Also have a 2014 with 250,000 miles on the original battery.” Commented Brian.
Way to go Brian. I believe that makes 565,000 total miles between your two Prius.
David wanted to get in on the action too. “Wow, lot of couriers commenting. Well, here's another one. I have my second Prius. A 2019 Prime I bought new and currently has 204,000 miles on it. No major repairs, just regular maintenance. Oil change every 10k. Transmission fluid exchange at 80k intervals. Still original brakes. Can't say enough on the reliability of this vehicle.”
I do not want to even think about how many miles David drives each year. I once drove about 30,000 miles per year as a pharmaceutical sales rep and I was exhausted and burned out from all the driving.
“We have 3 generation 2 Prius in my family ALL over 300,000!! LOVE this car.” Exclaimed Barbara.
“I have a 2011 Prius with 252,000 miles on it. Original batteries (both) this is the absolute best most practical car I have ever owned.” Remarked Matthew.
Mohammad added. “I use my Prius for Uber in New York. Drive it daily. Over 400k miles still going strong!!!”
Not sure what year this one is but amazing work Mohammad. Keep on keeping on.
Time for your thoughts on Toyota Prius
I remember hearing a fun fact that Toyota Prius engineers proudly stated that a Prius could last for one million miles if it is maintained properly and regularly.
That is incredible if true.
It seems many of these Prius owners are well on their way to getting there. And quickly based on their driving habits.
How about you? Do you have an extremely high mileage Toyota hybrid, and what does the odometer say right now? Do you do more city or highway driving?
I wonder if there is a way to link extreme high miles and high-volume driving habits with Toyota Prius and Toyota hybrid vehicle longevity.
All I have at this point are these personal success stories from owners. Well, and my Magic 8 Ball.
“As I see it, yes.” It reads.
Well, there we go, all the scientific proof I need. Please keep your stories coming. This is fascinating.
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