2015 Toyota Prius

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2015 Toyota Prius
2015 Toyota Prius

Key specs

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The good:

  • Impressive gas mileage
  • Refined hybrid system
  • Predictable brake pedal feel
  • Roomy cabin
  • Visibility

The bad:

  • Busy ride quality
  • Suspension, road and tire noise
  • Dated cabin design, materials
  • Digital instrument panel appearance
  • Touch-screen washes out from sunlight

6 trims

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Notable features

  • New Special Edition model
  • Gas/electric hybrid drivetrain
  • Hatchback body style with room for five
  • EPA-estimated 50 mpg in combined city/highway driving
  • Precollision system available
  • Lane departure prevention available

2015 Toyota Prius review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Toyota Prius?

The 2015 Toyota Prius is a five-seat, front-wheel drive hatchback that competes with the Honda Civic Hybrid, Ford C-Max Hybrid and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. Trim levels include the Prius Two, Three, Persona Series Special Edition, Four and Five.

The larger Prius v, smaller Prius c and Prius Plug-In are covered in separate reports in the Cars.com Research section.

What's New on the 2015 Toyota Prius?

A new Special Edition model includes 17-inch wheels with a dark finish, dark chrome door grips, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, special badges and blue footwell illumination.

How Does the 2015 Toyota Prius Compare to Other Hatchbacks?

Since it was redesigned for 2010, the Toyota Prius is a much better competitor than past model years. It trumps the Camry Hybrid in affordability, space and fuel-efficiency.

What Features in the 2015 Toyota Prius Are Most Important?

The front-wheel-drive Prius is powered by a standard 1.8-liter gas four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack working with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Its total system output is 134 horsepower. The vehicle can drive on electric power alone, gasoline or a combination of the two. Significant standard features include touch-sensitive audio and climate controls on the steering wheel, LED taillamps that use less power and two glove boxes.

Significant available features include power tilt/sliding moonroof with solar-powered ventilation, Entune multimedia system, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, LED headlights and heated front seats.

As required in all new cars, the Prius includes front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Other standard safety equipment includes active head restraints for the front seats. A pre-collision system with autonomous braking, lane departure prevention and Safety Connect emergency communication system are available.

Should I Buy the 2015 Toyota Prius?

The Prius is a better option for shoppers who value impressive gas mileage, visibility and plenty of space in the cabin. If you prefer a quiet ride and updated designs and materials, then the dated style and busy ride quality of the Prius might turn you off.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


No Problems!

Bought this car new 5 years ago and after over 100,000 miles have had not problems with it, other than having to replace the 12V battery which Toyota is generally cheap on.


Nice car, efficient, reliable

This car is exactly what I was looking for efficient gas mileage and just basic upkeep so far. It has plenty of trunk storage. It even holds a wheelchair. Also you can seat 4-5 people comfortably. Best car I ever owned. TOYOTA reliability.


Great car for the money!

This was exactly what I was looking for. Plenty of room and great on gas. Handles very well for a small car and gives me plenty of leg room!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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