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Review update: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime excels at efficiency, little else
Review update: 2020 Toyota Prius Prime excels at efficiency, little else

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in electric version of Toyota’s bestselling hybrid. It gets 25 miles of quiet electric range, and when that juice runs out it still gets 54 mpg, according to the EPA. The Prius Prime outdoes the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in to reign as fuel-efficiency champ. For...Read More»

2015 Toyota Prius Liftback
Toyota expands recall for Prius hybrid system failures

Toyota is expanding a recall from 2018 on certain Prius models that can stall while driving, according to paperwork filed with the NHTSA last week. A transistor in the power module can fail when accelerating quickly and cause the hybrid system to shut down, which may cause the vehicle to stall and...Read More»

2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition
Toyota Prius 2020 Edition celebrates hybrid's 20th birthday in US

Toyota is throwing the Prius a party for its 20th birthday in the U.S., and it will be a blacked-out affair. The 2021 Toyota Prius will be available in a special Prius 2020 Edition model with black inserts on the wheels, headlights, body sides, and side mirrors, the automaker announced Monday. You...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2020 Toyota Prius Prime lineup expands, adds Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa compatibility

The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will come standard with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and owners of the hybrid will now be able to bring an extra passenger along for the ride. Last year's model sat just four passengers, but this year's 2020 Prius Prime has five seats. Buyers shopping...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius, Prius Prime earn Top Safety Pick award

The 2019 Toyota Prius earned a Top Safety Pick award, the IIHS said last week. The hybrids almost aced the insurance industry-funded testing agency's barrage of crash tests. The Prius scored "Good" in every instrumented crash test except for an "Acceptable" rating in the challenging passenger-side...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
All-wheel-drive 2019 Toyota Prius to cost $1,400 more than front-drive model

Extra traction won't break the bank when it comes to the new all-wheel-drive Toyota Prius that was unveiled at the 2018 LA Auto Show last week. CarsDirect reported Monday the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e will start at $27,300, which includes a $920 destination charge. In comparison to the standard...Read More»

2019 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius adds new all-wheel-drive option

Following in all four of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's tire tracks, the 2019 Toyota Prius that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show will offer all-wheel drive as an option for the first time. Toyota expects that about a quarter of Prius shoppers will opt for all-wheel drive. The 2019 Prius'...Read More»

2018 Toyota Prius
2019 Toyota Prius shuffles its trim levels

The 2019 Toyota Prius ditches its previous trim level naming structure going forward, swapping numbered trims—One, Two, and Three—for conventional Toyota car and SUV trim level names like L, LE, and XLE. Toyota’s city-sized Prius c received the same change just a few months ago...Read More»

2014 Toyota Prius V
800,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over stall risk

Toyota on Friday said that it will recall about 800,000 examples of its popular Prius hybrid in the U.S. and about 1.6 million more worldwide over a concern that the vehicles may lose power and stall while being driven. Toyota said in a statement that the recalled vehicles—2012-2014 Toyota...Read More»

2018 Toyota Prius
192,000 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled over fire risk

An engine wiring harness that can fray and start a fire prompted Toyota on Wednesday to recall 192,000 examples of its popular hybrid hatchback in the U.S. The recall covers 2016-2018 model year Toyota Prius hybrids. At fault is wiring that comprises the Prius' hybrid-electric system, which the...Read More»

Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery delivery
Kroger supermarkets jump into self-driving car grocery delivery in Arizona

With Waymo, Uber, and more testing all over the state, Arizona is a hotbed (pun intended) of self-driving car activity, and Kroger supermarkets said Thursday that it would be starting self-driving grocery delivery with partner Nuro at a single store in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius
Eco-cheap: New 2017 Toyota Prius One trims hybrid price

Toyota has quietly made a few changes to its 2017 Prius, including a new base model that's $1,210 cheaper than the base model offered just a few months ago. At $24,360, including a mandatory $885 destination charge, the 2017 Prius One is well-equipped but is missing a few key items that helps lower...Read More»

2017 Ford C-Max
2017 Ford C-Max vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars

Hybrid hatchbacks are some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road today—but when it comes down to buying one, should you opt for green credentials or fun-to-drive qualities? In other words, which should you buy: the new Toyota Prius, or the latest Ford C-Max? MORE: Read our 2017 Toyota...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars

Going green has never been easier. Some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road are brand-new this year, and by our ratings, they're scoring better than ever in their lifetimes. But when it comes down to purchasing one of the big green mainstays, which one's better for you—the new...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2017 Toyota Prius vs. 2017 Honda Fit: Compare Cars

The Toyota Prius hybrid remains the most fuel-efficient vehicle sold in the U.S. without a plug: 52 mpg combined for this year's all-new model. Every facet of every Prius reflects the car's designers and engineers striving for maximal efficiency from every drop of fuel. But the smaller Honda Fit...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius: The Car Connection's Best Hybrid to Buy 2017

Since it was introduced here in 2000, the Toyota Prius has fundamentally changed the way car buyers view fuel efficiency. It's hard to argue that any other car has done more to press the case for eco-friendly cars than has the Prius. But frankly, Toyota's effort had withered after 15 years on the...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2016-2017 Toyota Prius recalled to fix faulty parking brake: 92,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Toyota is recalling select 2016 and 2017 Toyota Prius vehicles to fix a serious problem with their parking brakes. The recall affects roughly 92,000 hybrids registered in the U.S., 212,000 in Japan, and 17,000 in Europe. According to Toyota, the Prius' parking brake "could become inoperative"...Read More»

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
2017 Toyota Prius Prime rated at impressive 133 MPGe

The most fuel-thrifty version of the Toyota Prius, the 2017 Prius Prime, has been rated using the EPA testing at an industry-leading 133 MPGe. That's a somewhat complex figure based on a series of measurements comparing gasoline and electricity, and it doesn't actually translate into 133 miles of...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

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