2019 Toyota Prius

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Toyota Prius highlights

Customer rating


  • Thrifty hybrid powertrain
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Roomy cabin and trunk


  • Dated and limited infotainment system
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Poor visibility for instrument panel

Mileage (EPA estimate)

52 city, 48 highway, 50 combined

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The ultimate road warrior's hybrid hatch

Want a hybrid? These days, you've got plenty of options to choose from. There's an array of choices for just about any preference, from luxury hybrids to small fuel-sippers and even sporty cars powered by a gas-and-electric powertrain. Even with all these choices, you should definitely consider the 2019 Toyota Prius. This is the ultimate road warrior's car—a comfortable vehicle that fuses advanced power technology with the practical benefits of a hatchback body style and a design that has evolved into a modern classic.

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What is new for the 2019 Toyota Prius?

  • The Prius is available in a variety of new trims, including the L ECO, LE, Limited, and XLE.
  • The Four, Four Touring, One, Three, Three Touring, Two, and Two Eco trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Prius trims have been upgraded with Automated Parking, Cruise Control, Head Up Display, 4WD/AWD, and JBL Sound System as standard equipment this year.

2019 Toyota Prius trims

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L Eco

  • Standard equipment on the base 2019 Prius includes 15-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and cloth upholstery.


  • The next trim configuration for the 2019 Prius includes standard equipment such as a rear window wiper, front seatback pockets, a spare tire, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring.


  • Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, automatic wipers, SofTex® simulated-leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver seat, and a wireless charging pad.


  • The top-of-the-line Limited trim adds adaptive headlights, a heads-up display, a navigation system, an 11.6-inch touchscreen, and a 10-speaker premium JBL audio system with satellite radio.

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Toyota Prius

1. Simplified, mature styling

2019 Toyota Prius Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

Since its initial debut in 1997—and especially during the notable second generation—the Prius has gone through a styling evolution. The 2019 Prius calms the edges and smooths the angles for a lower profile and overall more mature design. Since the start of the current fourth generation in 2016, the Prius style has grown even more sophisticated, but long-time Prius fans need not be worried, the egg-shaped body is still a key touchstone in this hybrid's design philosophy.

2. Less stops at the pump

No matter how nice the styling or comfortable the interior, there is likely one main reason you're drawn to the Prius: fuel economy. The 2019 Prius boasts an EPA-estimated 50 mpg combined.

The combination of a hybrid powertrain, aerodynamic design, and low resistance tires makes for a polite fuel sipper. The 2019 base model Prius L Eco sports an EPA-estimated 58 mpg city, 53 mpg highway, and 56 mpg combined.

3. Room to stretch and stow

2019 Toyota Prius Review: Backseats | CarMax

When it comes to comfort and space, the 2019 Prius has plenty to offer. For example, comfortable front seats and a spacious 33.4 inches of legroom in the back give passengers room to move and relax. There's also 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats as well. In fact, spacious passenger and cargo room has always been one of the hallmarks of the Prius, and the 2019 model doesn't disappoint—it's more accommodating than ever.

4. Advanced technology in the cabin

2019 Toyota Prius Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2019 Toyota Prius makes technology a part of the driving experience. Even on the base L Eco model, high-tech infotainment and connectivity features are plentiful. Some features include keyless start, Bluetooth, a 6.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, three USB charge ports, and more. Higher trims showcase more technology, such as the top-of-the-line Limited trim for the 2019 Prius which features a massive 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

5. Hybrid technology

2019 Toyota Prius Review: Engine | CarMax

Since 1997, the Toyota Prius has been a strong contender in the hybrid market. The 2019 Toyota Prius has a 1.8L four-cylinder engine mated to a 53-kWh electric motor that combines for a total of 121 horsepower. Saving that power is a lithium-ion battery pack (nickel-metal hydride for the AWD-e version), and for 2019, there's an available all-wheel-drive system that uses two motors on the rear axle.

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If you're interested in the 2019 Toyota Prius, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Honda Insight

Honda Insight

The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact sedan with a hybrid powertrain. The Insight brings function and practicality to the hybrid buyer. Power comes from a 1.5L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine to produce 151 horsepower. The powertrain in the entry LX model gets an EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined.

Standard equipment on the base LX model includes cloth upholstery, a five-inch display for audio, Bluetooth connectivity, and 16-inch wheels. The 2019 Honda Insight EX trim also includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

9 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Toyota Prius an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Prius 6th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Toyota Prius features and specs

XLE 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Entune
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Head Up Display
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.3"/R 33.4"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 37.4"

Front tires


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Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Blizzard Pearl

  • Classic Silver Metallic

  • Electric Storm Blue

  • Magnetic Gray Metallic

  • Midnight Black Metallic

  • Sea Glass Pearl

  • Supersonic Red

Interior colors:

  • Black Fabric

  • Black SofTex

  • Harvest Beige Fabric

  • Harvest Beige SofTex

  • Moonstone Fabric

  • Moonstone SofTex

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