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Selected Style 5-Door HB (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,721
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$384 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 51 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 49 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 93.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 175.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 67.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 - TBD -
Steering Type Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3165 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 combined 98 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System - TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 48
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Plug-In Toyota Prius
Body Style 5 Door Liftback Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 3.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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