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Review: 2019 Toyota Prius

Review: 2019 Toyota Prius

This four-door hatchback with seating for five delivers a smooth ride, gets great fuel economy, and offers optional all-wheel drive. The cabin is comfortable with user-friendly technology and the 2019 Toyota Prius has been designed with safety in mind. Visit Longo Toyota in El Monte to see how our model stacks up against the competition.


The new Prius trims include L Eco, LE, XLE, and Limited which are equipped with a 121-hp 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission. The base model utilizes a front-wheel drivetrain with a lithium-ion battery and achieves an estimated 53 mpg highway and 58 mpg city. Optional is an all-wheel drivetrain with a nickel-metal hydride battery earning an estimated fuel economy of 48 mpg highway and 52 mpg city.

Technology and Convenience

The standard Entune™ multimedia system includes a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free, three USB ports, and a six-speaker sound system. An 11.6-inch high-definition touch-screen, HD Radio™, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, Qi-wireless charging, a color head-up display, and a ten-speaker JBL® GreenEdge® audio system, are available. Convenience comes in the form of a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, automatic climate control, heated power outside mirrors, a Smart Key system, up to 27.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second-row seats, and an optional moonroof.


An anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, smart stop technology, brake assist, enhanced vehicle stability control, and traction control make up the standard Star Safety System™. Also included are a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane departure alert with steering assist, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, integrated backup camera, and an 8-airbag system. Optional features consist of blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, active park assist, intelligence clearance sonar, and adaptive front lighting. The 2019 Toyota Prius earned a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety**.


Starting at $23,770 MSRP***

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
** The 2019 Toyota Prius has been awarded the coveted 2019 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
*** MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
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