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
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