Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 1 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 53 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
2015 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2014 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2013 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 5 HB FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Prius Plug-in Hybrid for 4 years. They average 50.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid above average at 50 combined MPG.

The 2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid is electric and has a 18 kW AC Induction 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 2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid 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 Plug-in Hybrid consumes about 5 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 Plug-in Hybrid emits 133 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 1,995,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 95 trees would offset these emissions. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 50 49 51
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 50 49 51
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 50 49 51
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 50 49 51

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has 4 different model options on record with the EPA since 2012. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2015 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 50 49 51
2014 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 50 49 51
2013 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 50 49 51
2012 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 50 49 51