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Price Range     $24,200–$32,375
Consumer Rating     (5.0)2 reviews
Combined MPG (Miles Per Gallon)     50-56
Body Styles     Hatchback

Launched in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid made its U.S. debut in 2001 and sold only 15,000 units that first year. By 2011, U.S. sales reached the 1 million mark, and today global sales top 3.5 million. The Prius uses a gasoline engine and an electric motor with a battery pack. The hybrid system saves fuel by using the electric motor at low speeds, with the gas engine automatically turning on when needed. The Prius’ batteries are recharged by energy captured from braking and by the gasoline engine. Known for its distinctive styling, the Prius name has been applied to other hybrid offerings, including the Prius c, v and Prime. Toyota’s hybrid system found in the Prius is also used in hybrid versions of some of Toyota’s mainstream models. 

2016–2020 Prius
Along with updated styling, the Prius grew for 2016, increasing cargo space. A new platform improved handling and ride. Though output from the carryover engine decreased slightly, thanks to lighter hybrid components fuel mileage estimates increased to 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway; an Eco version was even more efficient. Lithium-ion batteries are now used on some variations. Six trim levels are offered. 

Warranty
New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota 

New Car Program Benefits
Bumper-to-Bumper     36 months / 36,000 miles
Powertrain     60 months / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance     24 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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