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2007 Toyota Prius

2007 Toyota Prius

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$2,843 — $9,511 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
56 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Superior fuel economy
  • Performance, considering its frugality
  • Interior and cargo space

The Bad

  • Rear visibility
  • Rear headroom
  • Control operation

What to Know

about the 2007 Toyota Prius
  • Electric-dominant hybrid powertrain
  • Hatchback body style
  • Enhanced regenerative braking
  • Available Touring Edition

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2007 Toyota Prius Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
When Toyota introduced its gasoline/electric hybrid Prius for 2001, the manufacturer became the second automaker to offer a hybrid-powered passenger car, following on the heels of the two-passenger Honda Insight. The current Prius debuted for 2004. For 2007, the car receives additional standard safety equipment, as well as an available Touring Edition.

From the start, the Prius differed from Honda’s hybrids in that electric power was dominant in its powertrain. An electric motor can power the Prius until it reaches about 12 mph. At that point, the gasoline engine takes over in a virtually seamless transition. The electric motor kicks in when needed to furnish additional power. When the car is stopped or coasting, the gasoline engine can turn itself off. During that slowdown period, the battery pack recharges; the Prius never needs to be plugged in to a power source.

Exterior
More aerodynamically styled than its predecessor, the current, second-generation Prius has a coefficient of drag of only 0.26, which makes it one of the most aerodynamic production vehicles available. The Prius has a 106.3-inch wheelbase, and its overall length is 175 inches. Front and rear lighting units have been revised for 2006.

Fifteen-inch alloy wheels are standard. Touring Editions upgrade to 16-inch wheels. They also receive a European-tuned suspension, xenon headlamps, a rear spoiler and fog lamps.

Interior
Up to five people fit inside the Prius, and they’re likely to e...

Vehicle Overview
When Toyota introduced its gasoline/electric hybrid Prius for 2001, the manufacturer became the second automaker to offer a hybrid-powered passenger car, following on the heels of the two-passenger Honda Insight. The current Prius debuted for 2004. For 2007, the car receives additional standard safety equipment, as well as an available Touring Edition.

From the start, the Prius differed from Honda’s hybrids in that electric power was dominant in its powertrain. An electric motor can power the Prius until it reaches about 12 mph. At that point, the gasoline engine takes over in a virtually seamless transition. The electric motor kicks in when needed to furnish additional power. When the car is stopped or coasting, the gasoline engine can turn itself off. During that slowdown period, the battery pack recharges; the Prius never needs to be plugged in to a power source.

Exterior
More aerodynamically styled than its predecessor, the current, second-generation Prius has a coefficient of drag of only 0.26, which makes it one of the most aerodynamic production vehicles available. The Prius has a 106.3-inch wheelbase, and its overall length is 175 inches. Front and rear lighting units have been revised for 2006.

Fifteen-inch alloy wheels are standard. Touring Editions upgrade to 16-inch wheels. They also receive a European-tuned suspension, xenon headlamps, a rear spoiler and fog lamps.

Interior
Up to five people fit inside the Prius, and they’re likely to enjoy more elbowroom than in the original model. Standard equipment includes electric-inverter automatic air conditioning, a CD stereo, and power windows, locks and mirrors. Options include leather seats, a rearview camera, keyless start and an upgraded stereo with a mini-jack port for connecting portable music players. Cargo volume totals 16.1 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
The 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine develops 76 horsepower, and a 500-volt 50-kilowatt electric motor is installed. The hybrid powertrain teams with a continuously variable transmission.

Safety
Antilock brakes, traction control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and two-row side curtain airbags are standard. An electronic stability system is optional.

Driving Impressions
In performance, the latest Prius takes the lead over Honda’s Civic Hybrid. Acceleration from a standstill and for passing and merging is enthusiastic, though it’s weaker at higher speeds. Ride comfort is another bonus. Though occupants can feel rough spots — and hear them beneath the hatch lid when sitting in the backseat — they’re largely subdued. The Touring Edition model hasn’t been tested, so its road noise and comfort is unknown.

A solid bar across the back glass impairs rearward visibility. While the interior doesn’t feel quite midsize in dimensions, and rear headroom is sparse, rear legroom is abundant. The seats are adequately comfortable, but they’re positioned oddly. The cockpit comes across as modern but unfamiliar. Some controls — including the electronic gear selector, parking brake and start button — might confuse drivers at first.

Toyota says much of the Prius’ braking is of the regenerative sort, without input from the friction-operated brake pads. This phenomenon is noticeable while driving, but it’s not intrusive.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
142 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Great Car for Gas Savers

by Bryson B from Encino,Ca on July 18, 2020

I really Love my Toyota Prius. It’s Great on Gas and easy on the eyes. They don’t make them like this anymore. I enjoy driving to Las Vegas often and it’s only possible in the Prius. Read full review

(5.0)

Prius Saved Me Tons of Cash on Gas

by Deborah from Los Angeles on June 30, 2020

This is an excellent hybrid vehicle. I kept it in good condition and well maintained. It's just the right size, has very comfortable seats and is loaded with all the technology Toyota had to offer in ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Toyota Prius currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Toyota Prius Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Prius received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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