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Selected Style 5-Door HB Base (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 48 45 $21,064 $22,875
5-Door HB Touring 48 45 $21,816 $23,770
5-Door HB Base 48 45 $20,210 $21,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,210
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 48 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.2
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - 18.3
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 272
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 6.5
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 45
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 48
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Order Code NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2
 
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