Toyota Prius Prime Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Prius Prime 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 Prime 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2019 2019 Toyota Prius PRIME 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2018 2018 Toyota Prius PRIME 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2017 2017 Toyota Prius Prime 5 HB FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Prius Prime for 4 years. They average 54.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Prius Prime above average at 54 combined MPG.

The 2020 Prius Prime is electric and has a 16 and 37 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 2020 Prius Prime to be $700 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 $4,250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Prius Prime consumes about 3 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 Prime emits 78 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 1,170,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 56 trees would offset these emissions. The Prius Prime has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Toyota Prius Prime 54 53 55
2019 Toyota Prius Prime 54 53 55
2018 Toyota Prius Prime 54 53 55
2017 Toyota Prius Prime 54 53 55

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Prius Prime has 4 different model options on record with the EPA since 2017. 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 54 53 55
2019 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 54 53 55
2018 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 54 53 55
2017 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 54 53 55