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Selected Style 5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,864
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,015
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$384 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review Read Our Full Review
TCC’s Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 51 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 48 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 93.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 175.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 67.3 67.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 21.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 34.2 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3042 3042
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5200 98 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 48 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 51
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Toyota Prius
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.8 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10 10
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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