Best Bet
(4.6) 75 reviews
MSRP: $9,983$19,095
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 50
Engine: 98-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2013 Toyota Prius

Our Take on the 2013 Toyota Prius

Our Take

Toyota calls its Prius an "Eco-Icon," and the latest generation should have plenty of available gadgets for technological and environmental die-hards. Among them are a solar-panel moonroof that powers modest air conditioning in hot parking lots and LED headlights that use less energy than conven... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Braking feel
  • Balky acceleration
  • Noise
  • Blind spots
  • Ride and handling

Notable Features

  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • 50 mpg combined
  • Available Entune multimedia system
  • Four driving modes
  • New Special Edition model

5 Trims 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.