2020 Toyota Prius

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$24,325

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

52-56
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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25 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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2 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

8 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

180” x 57.9”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Great fuel economy
  • Smooth hybrid engine
  • Solid braking feel
  • Roomy interior
  • Cargo space

The bad:

  • Engine and wind noise
  • All-wheel drive lowers gas mileage
  • Android Auto still not available

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2024

Notable features

  • Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Five-seat hatchback
  • Gas-electric hybrid drivetrain
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2020 Toyota Prius?

2020 Toyota Prius review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Toyota Prius?

The Toyota Prius is the hybrid of choice for shoppers who need lots of cabin room, a comfortable ride and excellent fuel economy. The hatchback’s gas-electric drivetrain is rated at 121 horsepower, and its EPA-estimated gas mileage is as high as 56 mpg combined. Short of buying an electric car — or choosing the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid — there are few better ways to lower your fuel bill. The Prius comes with a long list of standard active safety features, and Toyota has even made the current generation a little more fun to drive.

What’s New on the 2020 Toyota Prius?

There’s a new standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity is now standard, too. The Safety Connect emergency communication system is also standard and includes a complimentary three-year trial. 

What Features in the 2020 Toyota Prius Are Most Important?

Fuel economy, plain and simple. The Prius is not a one-trick pony by any means, but stretching a gallon of gas is what this car does best. Thankfully, the hybrid powertrain is relatively smooth, but the gas engine makes some droning noises when it’s operating. The cabin offers plenty of room, front and rear, with up to 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Toyota Prius?

The 2020 Toyota Prius is an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, either at the dealership or corner gas station. While the car’s ride and handling leans toward long-distance comfort rather than corner-carving sportiness, we think that’s fine for an efficiency-focused hatchback.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Prius is the only car for me

This is best Prius I have owned. The safety features allow me to be a better driver. The furl economy is amazing - 58 mpg on the last tank of gas with in town driving!

5.0

Very very reliable car

I have no word for this car its look small and unattractive from out side but the truth is another. any way Japanese car company are number one for me because my 2013 prius are now 450,345 milage now and its like new brand when you drive it. I am so surprised by toyota company

5.0

Great gas mileage and safety features!

My last car was a Prius (2010) also. This model maintains the gas efficiency and storage flexibility of my previous model with several additional safety features. The rear movement detectors have already helped me with my partially hidden backing Out of my driveway. This version has a rear-view back- up camera which I also value. The car is low slung, which takes some adjustments around curbs. I already have one dent from turning too closely to a curb. Minor drawback as the low slung design is part of the gas mileage.

See all 18 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2020 Toyota Prius base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
10.7%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
2

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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