2017 Toyota Prius Prime consumer reviews

$27,100 starting MSRP
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95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9
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4.0

Nice car, but very small for family

I like the Prius Prime, especially the technology. But for a family, it's a bit too small. Cargo space is extremely limited, even compared to the regular Prius. If used strictly as a commuter car, the space would be largely irrelevant, but there's hardly even enough space for an overnight trip for a family of three.

5.0

Great gas mileage

The car is a pleasure to drive. I love the MPG and all the safety features. I am up to 87 miles per gallon with daily charging. Can't believe it.

5.0

Plug-in Hybrid that checks all the boxes

I have driven this vehicle for about six weeks and it's met my expectations. The fuel economy is amazing; I so far have garnered about 98 MPG with a combination of half EV and half gas driving commuting sixty miles round-trip to and from work five times a week. The advertised 24 miles of electric range is conservative; I've gone as much as 31 miles. The styling, in my subjective opinion, is beautiful, and vastly improves the frumpy styling of past Priuses, even the new generation. The fact that I will be getting a $4,502 tax credit next year due to this vehicle being a "green" car further extends the awesome value of this vehicle as a whole. The thought of plugging in the car every night at first seemed like such a burden, but after a few charges it has become a routine activity that takes about a minute each time; the reward of pure electric power is enough for me to anticipate the release of the plug every time I do it!

5.0

It's Red

I have only had my car for a few weeks. Compared to my 2007 Prius Touring my Advanced is more comfortable to drive, seating is more adjustable. It has heated seats and steering wheel will be nice in winter. The auto alert features take some getting used to, but do make it very safe. Really nice if you live where there are a lot of bicyclist. On the freeway the car pretty much drives itself. It keeps the proper distance from the car in front. This car is as close as you can get to a self driving as you can presently get. I have only used 1/4 tank of gas so far, the electric charge does fine for daily chores and work. This should get me to the grave with miles to spare!

5.0

BEST CAR I OWNED

GREAT GAS MILEAGE, THE VEHICLES SAFETY FEATURES ARE STANDARD. FINDING ELECTRIC STATIONS MAY BE A PROBLEM. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

5.0

most efficient and beautiful car we've driven

{don't tell anyone but we are getting more miles per charge than stated at the dealer or in the manual} other than being a little low to the ground making it slightly more work getting in and out {at 75 yrs old} we absolutely love it and are adding extras to it ie: clear doorcups to protect behind the door handles - from scratches thru the yrs, etc. the rebates from the state and eventually from the govt. at tax time, make it a no brainer to buy this rather than the wonderful hybrid we've owned in the past.

4.6

Great fit 25 electric then a true hybrid

One of the best cars I've owned Perfect for today's driving Handles great - much improved over previous Toyota Prius Advanced is the way to go

5.0

Best Prius yet!

This is my fourth Prius, but the first that is a plug-in. This car is amazing. It is comfortable, stylish and fun to drive. I?m currently getting about 140 mpg. I do have access to free charging at my workplace which makes it even that much more appealing.

4.6

Best of both worlds--EV & Hybrid

Fun to watch the (lack of) movement of the gas gauge. Most of my trips are within the car's EV range. Have driven about 600 miles thus far and estimate I have used about a gallon of gas. Lots of safety bells and whistles (parks itself, has a blind spot monitor, dynamic radar cruise control, etc.) Down side: No rear windshield wiper, which affects visibility out the back window, and not a lot of luggage space.

4.6

High Tech Wonder

So many amazing high tech features it really needs to be appreciated by an Engineer. Love the big screen, love the HUD, love having 2 real seats in the back without trying to shoehorn in a 3rd. Did I say I love the look, both inside and out. But you do need the center console applique package to get rid of the urinal look. Easy to install if you are handy.