Toyota Prius car is displayed during GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

How Many Miles Will a Toyota Prius Last?

The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular cars on the market for a few reasons. Some know it for its strange appearance, even calling it one of the ugliest cars ever made. Others believe that everyone who has a Toyota Prius is a notoriously slow driver. However, the main reason everyone knows about …

Japanese actress Satomi Ishihara poses beside a redesigned Toyota Motor Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) during a press conference in Tokyo
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2017 Toyota Prius Is a Great Modern Used Car

Shopping for a good used car is tricky. The cost depends on the brand and model year, trim level, location, and the number of miles on the odometer. Since the car’s trim level was chosen by the original owner, you have no customization options. The selection of used cars available for sale seems absolutely infinite. …

An orange 2020 Kia Niro on display in a parking lot with trees in the background
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the 2020 Kia Niro Hybrid Hang With the Toyota Prius

The hybrid platform has fully integrated into the car scene over the last 20 years or so. What started as something only meant for eco-conscious drivers has morphed into the powerplant for sports cars, supercars, and pickup trucks. It is as ubiquitous as a V6 at this point. The hybrid posterchild was and probably still …

Front view of a red 2019 Toyota Prius.
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2019 Toyota Prius Has ‘Just Enough’ Quirks

If you want to buy a used hybrid that’s full of promise, the 2019 Toyota Prius is an excellent choice. The 2019 Prius is incredibly efficient, plus it offers many safety features. And if you have an eccentric sense of style, this Toyota is an excellent choice. Scooting around in the 2019 Toyota Prius  Some people shade the Prius …

An electric blue 2021 Toyota Prius parked on the street.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Reliable Toyota Cars

When we think of the most reliable cars, one brand consistently comes to mind, and that’s Toyota. This Japanese-based carmaker has a lineup of comfortable and adventurous vehicles. But which Toyotas are the most reliable of them all? We’ve created a list of the most reliable Toyota vehicles for 2021 based on ratings from Consumer Reports. CR’s ratings …

2021 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid
Hybrids & Electrics

2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. Toyota Prius: A Battle of the Fuel Sippers

In 1997, Toyota introduced the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid. It became an instant success, and interest in electric vehicles was off and running. Only a few decades later, most major auto manufacturers produce environmentally friendly versions of their cars. Hybrid and all-electric vehicles have become highly competitive in an ever-changing market. The latest release …

A bright blue 2020 Camry Hybrid whizzing through city streets.
Sedans & Coupes

What’s So Great About Toyota Cars?

Toyota has a serious reputation. But how have Toyota cars drawn such a massive following of loyal customers year after year? Both new and used Toyotas are some of the most sold cars around. So what’s so great about Toyota cars? Key areas like reliability and a high resale value earn awards for models like …

The 2021 Toyota Rav4 Prime unveiled and on display at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

What Models Does Toyota Offer as Plug-in Hybrids?

EV technology is constantly improving, but range anxiety may still leave many drivers feeling nervous about committing to a fully electric vehicle. Plug-in hybrids are an excellent middle ground for folks who want to improve upon a hybrid without going all-in on an EV, and Toyota offers several of these vehicles to choose from. According to …

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid, competing with the Honda Civic, is displayed during the first press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
Hybrids & Electrics

Is Toyota’s Promise Inspiring Other Brands?

Toyota continues full steam ahead with release after release of hybrid vehicles. As the hybrid and electric market surges forward pulling the entire auto industry along with it, Toyota plans to stay ahead of the pack. Since the Toyota Prius debuted in 1997, the brand has been at the forefront of the push toward hybrid …

Automobility LA - Toyota Prius
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2019 Toyota Prius Is a Better Buy Than the 2020

The Toyota Prius is one of those cars that people consider a practical vehicle. Its fuel economy is amazing and it can accommodate a small family and their things. Plus, the Toyota Prius hybrid car gets the stamp of Toyota’s reliability. Additionally, the Prius recently received a redesign. It now boasts edgier styling and available …

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Roading
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Complained About Toyota Models

The world loves Toyota cars, SUVs, trucks, and everything in between. The brand has an excellent reputation for dependability and reliability. Most models are tried and true. In fact, if you seek out owner reviews you’ll likely find an overwhelming amount of positive feedback for Toyota models. But they aren’t all perfect. Some models are …

a red 2016 Toyota Prius parked
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2016 Toyota Prius Has Expensive Windshield Problems

The Toyota Prius is a beloved Toyota car. It’s a smart reliable hatchback with some of the best fuel economy on the market. However, according to CarComplaints.com, the 2016 Toyota Prius may have some issues. Commonly cracking Toyota Prius windshields cost a lot to repair. Although the 2016 is model year is not listed as …

Workers prepare a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 12, 2017
Sedans & Coupes

Is Toyota Finally Ditching The Prius?

People love to hate the Toyota Prius, so it isn’t surprising that a rumor about the car being pulled from the production line would spread quickly. Like with any other news, it is easy to get things twisted, and what started as news that a specific trim level for the Prius, the C, would be …

the AWDe is a great example of why knowing what drivetrain and powertrain mean is important
Sedans & Coupes

The Toyota Prius Alarmingly Earned a Spot on This List

The Toyota Prius is one of those cars you think of as a safe and conservative choice. You don’t necessarily hear much about Toyota Prius problems. It’s a model that is extremely popular and sought after for reliability and impeccable fuel economy. From the 2020 Toyota Prius model to the 2010 Prius, Consumer Reports shows …

2019 Toyota Prius Limited
Autos

Is Buying A Used Toyota Prius Worth it?

The Toyota Prius is the most popular green car. It outsells a variety of electric vehicles in the U.S., making it a pretty compelling option to buy new and used. However, what do you need to be concerned about when purchasing a used Toyota Prius?  Is buying a Used Toyota Prius a good idea?  First …

A Toyota Prius out for a test drive
Hybrids & Electrics

Why Consumer Reports Recommends the 2015 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is so dependable and versatile that it delivers on a variety of different driving needs. This quirky hatchback is one of Toyota’s most reliable cars and is enjoyable to drive. If you’re looking for reliable hybrid power and at an extremely affordable price, you don’t have to look much further than the …

the AWDe is a great example of why knowing what drivetrain and powertrain mean is important
Hybrids & Electrics

These Prius Recalls Could Be A Major Setback

The Toyota Prius is not the newest hybrid or fully-electric car to enter the modern-car market, and for many people, it was the first affordable hybrid readily available. This year, however, Toyota announced a pretty major recall for the Toyota Prius, and it dates back to models as old as the 2013 production year. Recalls …

Workers prepare a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 12, 2017
Hybrids & Electrics

It’s Easy to Make Fun of the Toyota Prius Until You Buy One

When it comes to eco-friendly vehicles, nothing attracts mockery quite like the Toyota Prius. Across the internet, in television shows, and in real life, this hybrid frequently finds itself as the butt of the joke. However, people’s personal biases may actually be preventing them from enjoying an excellent vehicle. Here’s what you should know about …

Toyota Camry hybrid sedan car on display at Brussels Expo
Hybrids & Electrics

Toyota’s Getting Sued For Brake Issues In Hybrid Models

The owners of specific Toyota vehicles have filed a class-action lawsuit against the automaker because of a dangerous brake defect. The lawsuit, filed April 3, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, is centered around a brake defect that affects many thousands of Toyota vehicles including Avalon, Camry, and Prius …

Automobility LA - Toyota Prius
Hybrids & Electrics

Is the Toyota Prius AWD-e the Ultimate Rideshare Car?

Toyota’s tag line “Let’s Go Places,” mainly correlates their entire lineup being reliable and fuel-efficient enough to go just about anywhere. But one thing that jumps out to us when reading those words is ridesharing, like taking an Uber or Lyft. In case you haven’t noticed, many ride-share drivers drive Toyota Prii (plural for Prius) …

A Toyota Tundra TRD Pro on display at an auto show
Autos

Consumer Reports: These Toyota Models Can Go for 200,000 Miles and Beyond

It goes without saying that Toyota is an incredibly reliable car brand. Just what makes Toyota so reliable? For starters, the carmaker is known for prioritizing functionality over frills and for being meticulous when it comes to adding new upgrades. Toyotas are also known for having fewer mechanical issues over time. With the help of …

Hybrids & Electrics

Fuel-Saver Flashback: First-Generation Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is probably the most recognized car on the planet by now and it’s no surprise that it keeps getting better with every new generation. However, does anyone remember the first generation of the Toyota Prius? Probably not. Let’s take a look back to the turn of the century and find out how …

A new Toyota Camry hybrid automobile is on display during the second press day of the Paris Motor Show
Cars

These Toyotas Achieve 40 MPGs or More

There are many reasons a person will replace a vehicle. For example, their current vehicle may be facing the end of a lease, or the vehicle may have become a mechanical nightmare, or the car is so old that the vehicle has had its wheels driven off of it. Regardless of the motivation to get …

Cars

5 Reasons Why The Honda Insight is Better Than The Toyota Prius

When it comes to hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius has reigned supreme for the past couple of decades. In fact, when most consumers think of a hybrid car, the Toyota Prius is most likely the first, and probably only, car that comes to mind. Until 2019, when the Honda Insight came back into the market …

2019 Toyota Prius Limited
Hybrids & Electrics

3 Major Complaints About the 2019 Toyota Prius

Since it arrived on the scene as one of the first hybrids, many utilitarian Americans have fallen in love with the Toyota Prius. Owned by an overwhelming number of retirees, the Prius remains a front runner in the race for practicality. Even as the hybrid and electric vehicle markets grow, the Prius holds its place …