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About the 2016 Toyota Prius

Vehicle Summary

Who says driving a hybrid has to mean sacrificing space or creature comforts? With the 2016 Toyota Prius hatchback, you can have it all. A large cabin accommodates up to five passengers comfortably, and standard features include automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and keyless entry. Meanwhile, a 1.8L four-cylinder engine paired with dual electric motors provides strong and capable acceleration. 

If you're looking for a hybrid vehicle that could help you travel farther in between fuel stops, don't let the 2016 Prius pass you by. Available in a number of trim configurations, from essentials only to totally extravagant, there's sure to be a Prius that suits your needs. 

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Q: What kind of fuel economy does the 2016 Prius get?

A: Many factors can affect fuel economy, but the 2016 Prius base Two trim with 1.8L four-cylinder engine and dual-electric motors gets an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined.1 

Q: Does the 2016 Prius use regenerative braking?

A: Yes, the Prius uses regenerative braking to intermittently recharge its included lithium-ion battery while driving. 

Q: Does the 2016 Prius come with Apple CarPlay®?

A: No, Apple CarPlay is not offered on the 2016 Prius, but smartphone integration is available on the 2016 Prius Three and above trims. 

Q: How much trunk space does the 2016 Prius offer?

A: The 2016 Toyota Prius has a 24.6-cubic-foot trunk on most trims; the Two Eco and Four trims, however, offer 27.3 cubic feet because they do not offer a spare tire in the trunk. 

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info

Generation Overview

The 2016 Prius launched the fourth generation (2016-2020) of this hybrid vehicle, debuting with a revised rear suspension and a quieter engine than its previous generation. It also boasts a more spacious cargo area, measuring 24.6 cubic feet on most trims (compared to 21.6 cubic feet on the previous-generation's 2015 model. 

Toyota Prius Engine

Every fourth-generation Toyota Prius is outfitted with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine and dual-electric motors for a combined output of 121 hp. The Prius is also powered by a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Beginning with the 2019 model year, an innovative hybrid all-wheel drive system became available on the LE and XLE trims—but every Prius still comes standard with front-wheel drive. 

Toyota Prius Storage Space

The fourth-generation Prius hatchback offers a spacious 24.6-cubic-foot trunk on most models, which is plenty of space for groceries, luggage, sports gear, and the like. The rear seats can also be folded down when needed to optimize storage space. 

A spare tire is not included on the Prius Two Eco or Four trims; in turn, these trims offer a little more cargo storage space at 27.3 cubic feet. 

Toyota Prius Trim Configurations

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius offers a wide range of features and trims. Check them out below to get a better feel for which Prius trim best suits your needs. The following features are based on the 2016 model year. 

Prius Two (2016-2018)

  • 15-inch alloy wheels 
  • Rear windshield wiper 
  • Dual 4.2-inch driver information screens 
  • Bluetooth® connectivity 

Prius Two Eco (2016-2018) 

  • Illuminated keyless entry 

Prius Three (2016-2018) 

  • Seven-inch touchscreen interface 
  • Built-in navigation system 
  • Wireless device charging 
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel 

Prius Three Touring (2016-2018)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels 
  • Leatherette upholstery 
  • Exclusive exterior styling 
  • Fog lights 

Prius Four (2016-2018) 

  • Heated front seats 
  • Adjustable driver lumbar settings 
  • Rear cargo area cover 
  • Automatic windshield wipers 

Prius Four Touring (2016-2018) 

  • 17-inch alloy wheels 
  • Leatherette upholstery 
  • Exclusive exterior styling 
  • Fog lights 

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Toyota Prius. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

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