2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in

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$12,386–$19,014 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug‑in base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    50 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    98-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    2-speed CVT w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Fuel efficiency matches regular Prius
  • Interior space of regular Prius retained
  • Long charging cord
  • 240-volt charging not needed
  • Remotely activated air conditioning
  • Smartphone access of EV features

The Bad

  • Significant price premium compared with Prius
  • Relatively short EV range
  • Electric-only mode not sustained under full acceleration
  • No remote cabin heating (cooling only)
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in

  • Base price reduced by $2,010
  • EPA-estimated electric range of 11 miles
  • Three-hour charging time on 120-volt service
  • 50 mpg combined when operating as a hybrid
  • Tax credit of up to $2,500

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Based on the regular Prius, the Prius Plug-In provides a wider range of electric-only operation with the ability to travel up to an EPA-estimated 11 miles on electric power alone. When the lithium-ion battery pack is depleted and during certain driving conditions, the Prius Plug-In operates as a traditional hybrid car. Competitors include the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.New for 2014
Toyota has dropped the base price of the Prius Plug-In by $2,010.
Exterior Highlights

  • Blue-tinted headlight covers; LED headlights available
  • LED taillights
  • Chrome accents on door handles, grille, liftgate and charge-port door
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Coefficient of drag is .25, which helps gas mileage

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for five people in two rows
  • Center-mounted instrument panel
  • Joystick like console gear selector
  • Fabric-trimmed seats with first-row seat heaters
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, climate and Bluetooth controls
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Entune with applications for iHeartRadio and OpenTable, Pandora integration, weather information, gas prices and Bing search
  • Navigation system with backup camera
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 98-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine and 60-kilowatt-hour electric motor
  • 134-hp total system output
  • 4.4-kwh lit...
Vehicle Overview

Based on the regular Prius, the Prius Plug-In provides a wider range of electric-only operation with the ability to travel up to an EPA-estimated 11 miles on electric power alone. When the lithium-ion battery pack is depleted and during certain driving conditions, the Prius Plug-In operates as a traditional hybrid car. Competitors include the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi.New for 2014
Toyota has dropped the base price of the Prius Plug-In by $2,010.
Exterior Highlights

  • Blue-tinted headlight covers; LED headlights available
  • LED taillights
  • Chrome accents on door handles, grille, liftgate and charge-port door
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Coefficient of drag is .25, which helps gas mileage

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for five people in two rows
  • Center-mounted instrument panel
  • Joystick like console gear selector
  • Fabric-trimmed seats with first-row seat heaters
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, climate and Bluetooth controls
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Entune with applications for iHeartRadio and OpenTable, Pandora integration, weather information, gas prices and Bing search
  • Navigation system with backup camera
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 98-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine and 60-kilowatt-hour electric motor
  • 134-hp total system output
  • 4.4-kwh lithium-ion battery pack in place of the regular Prius' nickel-metal-hydride battery
  • Battery can be charged in about three hours using 120-volt service or 1.5 hours using a 240-volt connection
  • Runs on regular gas
  • Can travel up to 11 miles on electric-only power
  • Under full acceleration, car reverts to hybrid mode and turns on the gas engine
  • 120-volt charging cable

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available Safety Connect emergency communication system
  • Available precollision system that can tighten the seat belts and apply the brakes when a crash is imminent

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

2014 Prius Test Drive

by Ken from Los Angeles, CA on February 17, 2018

I tested drive the 2014 Prius. For whatever reason, the prior generation 2004 to 2008 drive smoother and the new generation 2017+ drive better. I do love the light blue color of the 2014 generation. Read full review

(5.0)

Very reliable car

by pietrok48 from Escondido, California on November 8, 2017

Very well equipped, very reliable, very economical, very fast for the class. I love my prius, it is the best value for the money. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in currently has 0 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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* 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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