Toyota

Toyota Prius

Price $27,480 – $35,445
Fuel consumption 4.3 – 4.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 81%(view ratings)
A hybrid pioneer in North America, the Toyota Prius consumes less than 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres without breaking a sweat. Available under $30,000, it comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P package of advanced driving aids. Its hybrid drivetrain combines an Atkinson-cycle, 1.8L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 121 horsepower.

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Test Drives2017 Toyota Prius Prime at AJAC EcoRun
For its first year on the Canadian market, a limited number of units were available, so Toyota decided to initially launch the car in Quebec. For the 2017 model year, the plug-in hybrid version of the Toyota Prius will be exclusive to La Belle Province , where the majority of …
First Drives2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Beyond the Looks…
Last week, a number of Canadian journalists were invited to attend the media launch of the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in version of the next-generation Prius that offers an electric range of up to 35 kilometres. As we found out, the Prime is much more than a juiced-up …
Spotlight onWe’re Driving it this Week: The Toyota Corolla ’86!
Oh wait, small typo in the headline. This week, The Car Guide is driving the Toyota Corolla and the 86. We’ll also be getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Sienna, Prius Prime and Highlander. That’s a lot of test drives! However, there aren’t many changes to speak of in …
First Drives2016 Toyota Prius: the Manufacturer’s Ethos
The Camry is the bestselling car in North America and the Corolla is the world’s top seller, but the Prius is Toyota’s ethos. It’s the most eloquent demonstration of the manufacturer’s technical know-how. The Prius debuted in Japan in 1997 and then came to North America in 2000. Since then, …
Spotlight on2016 Toyota Prius: we’re driving it this week
The Car Guide is on its way to Vancouver to get a look at the latest generation of the Toyota Prius that’s built on an all-new architecture. Launched in Japan back in 1997, then in North America in 2000, the Prius is now a part of the automotive scenery and …
First Drives2016 Toyota Prius: All That's Missing Is The Cord
Mount Fuji, Japan – If the new Toyota Prius that has rolled into dealerships has a fault, it's that it bucks current esthetic trends. It's very nice though—even elegant—with a style that differs considerably from the old Prius, which was distinctive, but a tad cartoonish. This newbie is 6 centimetres …
Test Drives2014 Toyota Prius PHV: To plug in or not to plug in?
At last! After making us wait for months, Toyota has finally come out with its plug-in hybrid. Some of you may recall that last year I tested the prototype of this hybrid model, whose battery can be recharged by simply plugging into an electrical outlet. The experience won me over, …

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Los Angeles2019 Toyota Prius Headed for Los Angeles
The popular compact hybrid will get a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year, and it will be unveiled at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Toyota claims the Prius “ready for sunshine or snow,” and published a teaser image of the car rolling down a snow-covered …
NewsAJAC Announces Winners of the 2018 Innovation Awards
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada unveiled the winners of their annual awards handed out to the best new technological innovations. This year, there are three categories, including the Best Green Innovation, the Best Safety Innovation and the Best Technical Innovation. The winners were determined by a jury of nine …
Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid2017 Toyota Prius Prime Pricing Announced
Seeing the enthusiasm of the Quebec market for hybrid and electric vehicles, Toyota will sell its 2017 Prius Prime in La Belle Province starting June 1st, before it goes on sale in other regions of Canada. Crowned the World Green Car of the Year at the 2017 New York Auto …
Geneva2017 World Car Awards: Top Three Finalists Revealed
At the Geneva Auto Show last week, the top three finalists in each of six distinct World Car Awards categories were announced. In terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in the world, and its jury consists of 75 …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
RecallsA Recall for the Toyota Prius
Bad news for those who flocked to get their hands on the first units of the new Toyota Prius: your car may have been recording impressive fuel economy numbers, but it has already been recalled. On 2,780 units of 2016 and 2017 Prius vehicles, the parking brake might become inoperative.
NewsToyota says global hybrid sales surpassed 9 million units
Toyota says global sales of its hybrid powertrain vehicles have surpassed nine million units globally, with more than 120,000 sold in Canada. After selling just 300 hybrids in 1997, the first year the automaker sold vehicles powered by a combination of conventional gas engines and electric motors, cumulative sales broke …

Videos

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2004
Motoring TV 2004 Episode 11
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Motoring TV
Review: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota is the world leader when it comes to Hybrids. It has sold over 10 million since the original Prius was introduced 20 years ago. We got a chance to drive the newest hybrid, the Prius Prime. The question is, do you need an electric car anymore? (This segment originally …
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Motoring TV: Green Car of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner for Green Car of the Year. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV episode #6) …
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Review: 2016 Toyota Prius C
The Prius has simply become a brand, and a big reason is because the Prius is an affordable hybrid. Where the premium charge for most hybrids means recouping the up front costs takes a lot of driving before any return on the investment, the little Prius C begins repaying it's …
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Review: 2016 Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is much more than a name plate, it has become a brand since the first generation in 2000. Back then it was a niche environmental product, but with each generation it has become more mainstream. The challenge facing this new model is that fuel prices are down, …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2016 Toyota Prius
Two-Minute Test Drive host Russ Bond has always maintained that the Toyota Prius is a sporty car. And, with the help of some drivers from Sunset Speedway's mini stock division, he thinks he was found a way to prove it. This segment originally appeared on Episode 16 of Motoring 2016.