Toyota Prius News, Reviews and Pricing

Read the latest news about the all models of Toyota Prius hybrid car. It can be hard to believe, but the Toyota Prius has over 19 years in the U.S. market today. What started out with an odd looking compact sedan, has evolved into a story of success like no other. Toyota Prius first became popular in Japan back in 1997 before the launch in the U.S. in 2000. Prius quickly became a crowd favorite especially after the launch of the second generation in 2004. Now Prius is selling well all over the world because the word is out about, reliability, fuel economy, and class leading technology that sets them apart as a leader in industry.

The Prius Lineup includes three top sellers, the Prius C, Prius V, and the beautiful Prius Prime vehicles. The new Prius AWD e is the newest model which offers an all wheel drive system for the first time. All models include a Toyota original THS or Toyota Hybrid System that has revolutionized the hybrid and electric vehicle market we see today.

Here at Torque News, we cover Prius extensively and have the latest reviews on each model. Here’s a list of the Prius lineup and U.S. pricing for each model. Pricing does not include delivery and destination charges. Destination and Delivery may vary in some states. Check our current reviews of each model for specific trim levels and check back daily for the latest Toyota news.

Toyota Prius Models

  • L Eco - $23,770 starting
  • LE - $24,980 starting
  • XLE - $27,820 starting
  • Limited - $32,200 starting
  • LE AWD-e - $26,380 starting
  • XLE AWD-e - $28,820 starting
Toyota Venza hybrid engine image by John Goreham

It's What's Missing That Matters - Why Toyota Hybrids Are So Much More Reliable Than Other Brands' Vehicles

Sometimes less is more. In the case of Toyota’s long list of green vehicles, less troublesome parts means more reliable vehicles. Here’s what Toyota got rid of to improve durability and reliability in the Avalon, Venza, Sienna, Prius, RAV4 Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, and Highlander Hybrid.
Toyota RAV4 Prime Image courtesy of Toyota

Consumer Reports: PHEVs Like RAV4 Prime Have Lower Maintenance & Repair Costs Than BEVs Like Tesla Model Y

A Consumer Reports study concludes that plug-in hybrids like the Toyota Prius Prime and Honda Clarity have lower lifetime maintenance and repair costs than battery-only vehicles like the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf.
Toyota RAV4 Prime Image By John Goreham

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime PHEV Rivals Battery-Electric Vehicles Like Tesla Model Y For Reduced Repair And Maintenance Needs

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid-electric eliminates nearly every common repair and maintenance need. Here’s how, and a reminder that many of the systems Toyota pioneered on hybrids are now commonly used in EVs.
Gen 2 2004 Toyota Prius Energy Monitor

Why Your Toyota Prius Battery Meter Is Just Nothing More Than A Feel Good Indicator

Hey, I am with you when it comes to things being full. I like my fuel tank full, and my hybrid battery indicator too. Knowing what it is actually telling you is something completely different. Here is why you should not trust what it says and what to do about it.