Toyota Prius Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Prius Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Toyota PRIUS 5 HB AWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2020 2020 Toyota PRIUS 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Toyota Prius 5 HB AWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Toyota Prius 5 HB FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Toyota Prius 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2010 2010 Toyota Prius 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Toyota Prius 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2008 2008 Toyota Prius 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2007 2007 Toyota Prius 4-DR.w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2006 2006 Toyota Prius 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2005 2005 Toyota Prius 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2004 2004 Toyota Prius 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2003 2003 Toyota Prius 4-DR. Not Rated 3 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 3 4
2002 2002 Toyota Prius 4-DR. Not Rated 3 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 3 4
2001 2001 Toyota Prius 4-DR. Not Rated 3 (picture) 4 Not Rated Not Rated 4

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Prius for 20 years. They average 47.5 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Prius above average at 52 combined MPG.

The 2020 Prius is electric and has a 207V Li-Ion motor charged via . All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent," a conversion of electric energy consumption to gasoline equivalent.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Prius to be $750 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $3,500 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Prius consumes about 6 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Prius emits 169 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 2,535,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 121 trees would offset these emissions. The Prius has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Toyota Prius 52 50 54
2019 Toyota Prius 52 50 54
2018 Toyota Prius 52 50 54
2017 Toyota Prius 52 50 54
2016 Toyota Prius 52 50 54
2015 Toyota Prius 48 46 50
2014 Toyota Prius 48 46 49
2013 Toyota Prius 48 46 49
2012 Toyota Prius 48 46 49
2011 Toyota Prius 48 46 49
2010 Toyota Prius 50 48 51
2009 Toyota Prius 46 45 48
2008 Toyota Prius 46 45 48
2007 Toyota Prius 46 45 48
2006 Toyota Prius 46 45 48
2005 Toyota Prius 46 45 48
2004 Toyota Prius 46 45 48
2003 Toyota Prius 41 41 42
2002 Toyota Prius 41 41 42
2001 Toyota Prius 41 41 42

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Prius has 20 different model options on record with the EPA since 2001. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 52 50 54
2019 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 52 50 54
2018 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 52 50 54
2017 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 52 50 54
2016 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 52 50 54
2015 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 48 46 50
2014 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 48 46 49
2013 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 48 46 49
2012 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 48 46 49
2011 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 48 46 49
2010 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 50 48 51
2009 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 45 48
2008 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 45 48
2007 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 45 48
2006 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 45 48
2005 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 45 48
2004 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 46 45 48
2003 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 41 41 42
2002 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 41 41 42
2001 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.5 L 41 41 42