2005 Toyota Prius

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31 reviews
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Available Price Range $2,842-$9,602 Trims1 Combined MPG 56 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2005 Toyota Prius

Our Take


Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 31 reviews

Best car I've ever had

by Jim from San Franciicso Bay area on January 30, 2011

I bought it for economy, but found that it does everything else well. Roomy, quiet, comfortable, fun to drive, and surprisingly peppy. Nearing 100,000 miles with no unscheduled maintenance.

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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NHTSA Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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