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Toyota Prius Australia

There wouldn’t be many people who haven’t heard of the Toyota Prius. It’s been on sale since 2001, and more than 20,000 examples have been sold in Australia since, in hatch, fastback sedan, and seven-seat form.

The Prius took the notion of a petrol/electric car into the mainstream, with a huge amount of publicity from well-meaning celebs jumping aboard the ‘green’ wagon. Known as a series hybrid, the Prius uses a four-cylinder petrol engine that combines with a single electric motor to propel the car. The petrol engine can also charge the on-board battery pack, in conjunction with regenerative braking. This technology has also been added to other Toyotas, like the Camry and the Corolla.

Current prices range from $38,365 for the Prius Base (hybrid) to $45,825 for the Prius I-Tech (hybrid).

Toyota Prius Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Prius varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $23,700 and going to $45,825 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 1.8L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $23,700 $44,990
2021 Hatchback 1.8L, Hyb/ULP, CVT AUTO $38,365 $45,825
2020 Hatchback 1.8L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $23,700 $44,990
2019 Hatchback 1.8L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $21,500 $35,640
2018 Hatchback 1.8L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $19,100 $32,670
2017 Hatchback 1.8L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO $17,900 $30,580
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Toyota Prius Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Prius here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Toyota Prius: Key fob replacement

    The cost will depend on where you get the replacement, sometimes there are more affordable options than your dealer. You can read more about how to replace your car keys here.

     

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  • Prius slow to accelerate

    The early Prius was a bit dozy from the lights but before you defect you should try the new model, which is more lively.

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  • Toyota Prius park brake and spark noise

    We haven't had any reports of the issues you complain about. I would be concerned about the noise from the rear of the car when slowing down, and would get that checked out. As for rolling on a slope after applying the park brake I'm thinking that's happening while the brake sets after you've applied it. That doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about.

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  • Rusty Prius

    Rust isn't a particular issue with the Prius any more than it is on any other Toyota. I would show it to your dealer and have Toyota inspect it with a view to repairing it.

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Toyota Prius Seats

The following Toyota Prius is available with five seats. The Prius is available with black fabric seats, with the i-Tech variant available with black leather accented seats.

Toyota Prius  Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Toyota Prius 2019.

Toyota Prius Colours

  • Glacier White
  • Crystal Pearl
  • Silver Pearl
  • Graphite
  • Eclipse Black
  • Blue Gem
  • Feverish Red
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Toyota Prius 2019.

Toyota Prius Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Prius is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 3.4L/100km for Hatchback /Hyb/ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2020 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2019 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO
2018 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
2017 Hatchback 3.4L/100km 1.8L Hyb/PULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Toyota Prius Pricing and Specs for 2021

Toyota Prius Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Prius Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1490x1760x4540 mm 130 mm
2020 Hatchback 1490x1760x4575 mm 130 mm
2019 Hatchback 1490x1760x4540 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1490x1760x4540 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1490x1760x4540 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Prius Dimensions

Toyota Prius Wheel Size

The Toyota Prius has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195x65 R15 for Hatchback in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 195x65 R15 195x65 R15
2020 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Prius Wheel Sizes

Toyota Prius Towing Capacity

The Toyota Prius has no towing capacity for the last 5 years the model was manufactured.

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