2004 Toyota Prius consumer reviews

$20,295 starting MSRP
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94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 2004 Toyota Prius

The absolutely best, most reliable car owned by me

This car has met all my expectations. Great car. I have be more than pleased with the great and dependable car. There is no better car.


For Jobu Sixpack, the best car ever made?

Perfect in so many ways. Sips gas, obviously. Virtually repair-free — 16 years running! Revitalized hybrid battery at 185,000 miles, not for the $4,400 the dealer quoted, but for $800 from private firm (Falcon Hybrid in Hawthorne, NJ).


Great commuter car to get around LA county.

Nice ride when you have good tires. Only downfall is eventually you will need to replace the hybrid battery when you hit higher mileage. Cool car to work on.


100% reliable

great car. It was even in a crash before I owned it, and it still turned out to be flawless. That's the test of a great car - can withstand a crash, and NOT TURN INTO A LEMON


The best car I have ever owned

I have owned VWs, Volvo’s, and Toyota’s. The 2004 Prius is the last car I bought I loved it from the beginning and continue to love it. Whether commuting or driving long distances it has been very reliable and comfortable and I understand they have continued to get better. If I was not retired I’d buy a new one.


Most Reliable Car I Have Ever Owned

I love my Prius!!! The only issues I have had with it are the multifunction display occasionally stops working and the auto locks on the front doors don’t work to lock the car. I have to manually lock and unlock the front passenger door. But these issues pale in comparison with its reliability. I have owned my car since 2015 and it has never broken down or needed any major repair. For a car this old, that is REMARKABLE!!! And the gas mileage is EXCELLENT!


Very reliable and inexpensive to drive

I loved my Prius. It was reliable, great gas mileage, and I loved the keyless start. It does ride low to the ground (can bottom out if you?re not careful).


Awesome MPG.

Bought this car used a few years ago and has been very reliable. It gets great, great miles per gallon. I am an independent contractor driver so I put many miles on it and it has been fantastic.


Caused me to buy another one

Does what it is supposed to with minimum cost. It is a highly dependable and efficient car. It is good to drive in traffic and aaround town.



As long as they keep making them- I will keep buying them. The car is that wonderful! The best car I ever owned. Thank you Toyota!