2015 Toyota Prius CVT

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The Toyota Prius is pretty much synonymous with the term “hybrid.” While it isn’t the only hybrid option available, it was definitely a pioneer for this type drivetrain. Although the hybrid segment now has many more options, the Prius still remains a great choice.

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The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid vehicle and has been the vehicle to pave the way for hybrids everywhere. Many new hybrid options have come about, but the Prius still manages to hold up as far as fuel economy and interior space go. There are some shortcomings, like its slightly underwhelming design, but if its function over form you are after, then the Prius is a great economical option.

The Prius was first introduced to the world in 2000 and is currently in the third generation after a refresh in 2009. The Prius is available in five different trim levels: Two, Three, Persona Series, Four and Five. When it comes to the economical buyer that is solely focused on the hybrid component over any other, then the Prius remains a go-to option.

The Toyota Prius is one of the most distinct cars on the road. There may be some imitators, but nothing can replicate the design that allows the Prius to achieve such great mileage. Designers have shaped the Prius to be aerodynamic and wind-defying. While it may not be the sleekest-looking vehicle on the market, it definitely isn’t the worst. There is a reverse hump on the roof that helps increase interior space, while also adding some defining features. While the Prius is no longer the most aerodynamic car on the market, it is definitely up there with the best of them. The base Prius comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and heated power mirrors. Moving up in trim will add slightly different options. There is also a Plus Appearance package, which adds 17-inch wheels and an aerodynamic body kit.

The function-over-form theme continues into the cabin of the Prius, where drivers are greeted with simple layout. The console has straightforward controls that are jutted out towards the driver for easy access. The dash is stylish yet functional, and allows for lots of storage room. There are nooks and crannies for storage to be found all over this vehicle. The design is on the basic side, so some added colour would be a nice touch, but simplicity is the key on this vehicle. The materials used in the Prius are a bit disappointing as hard plastics make up the majority of the surfaces. The cabin space is pretty good, however. The cargo space is large thanks to the hatchback style and the rear headroom is good thanks to the hump in the roof. Standard interior features in the base Prius include keyless entry and ignition, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control and automatic climate control.

The technology features in the Prius range from basic to quite good, depending on the trim level or package option. The base Two comes with an AM/FM/XM/CD player, Bluetooth pairing and a 3.1-inch display radio with iPod and USB connectivity. Upgrading the Prius trim will add features like a rearview camera, better audio system, navigation system and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. The system provides occupants with a suite of applications that preform different technological functions.

The main appeal of the Prius is, of course, the hybrid drivetrain configuration. Every Prius is equipped with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine combined with a pair of electric motors/generators. When combined, they send 134 horsepower to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, the 2015 Prius uses 4.7 litres per 100 kilometres.

Overall, the 2015 Toyota Prius is still a great option as far as hybrid vehicles go. While there is definitely a growing number of options out there, the Prius remains one the most economical offerings around. So, if that’s your goal, then don’t overlook the Prius.

2015 Toyota Prius
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Rating: 7.9 / 10

Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
CVT$26,305 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Moonroof Upgrade Package CVT$29,550 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Touring Package CVT$31,290 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
Technology Package CVT$34,390 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

March 03, 2015 thru March 31, 2015
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
Moonroof Upgrade Package CVT$29,550$0$0
Touring Package CVT$31,290$0$0
Technology Package CVT$34,390$0$0
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Moonroof Upgrade Package CVT$0$0N/A0.99%1.49%1.99%2.49%3.49%N/A
Touring Package CVT$0$0N/A0.99%1.49%1.99%2.49%3.49%N/A
Technology Package CVT$0$0N/A0.99%1.49%1.99%2.49%3.49%N/A
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
Moonroof Upgrade Package CVT$0$0N/A0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A
Touring Package CVT$0$0N/A0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A
Technology Package CVT$0$0N/A0.99%1.99%2.99%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 1.8000 L
Horsepower @RPM134
Fuel TypeElectric
Body typeHatchback
Number of Doors5
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

The 2015 Toyota Prius is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a pair of electric motor/generators. Together they send a total output of 134 horsepower to the front wheels through a specialized continuously variable transmission.

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Interiors and Special Features:

The 2015 Toyota Prius features straightforward controls that jut out toward the driver in a "floating console" that provides a storage tray underneath. It's stylish and also helps maximize cabin space. The digital instrument panel features a floating layer that displays audio, temperature and trip computer information when the driver touches those controls on the steering wheel, minimizing eye movement. Some drivers might find the overall design a bit cluttered, however. Potentially more irksome though, is the lack of useful range provided by the telescoping steering wheel, which doesn't extend far enough to reach some drivers.

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Safety features:

Every 2015 Toyota Prius comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A rearview camera is also standard.

Optional on the Prius Four and Five is Toyota's Safety Connect emergency communications system, which includes emergency and roadside assistance, collision notification and stolen-vehicle location. The Prius Five is also eligible for the Advanced Technology package, which includes a frontal-collision warning system and a lane-departure warning system.

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Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB
Element antenna
Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
6 speakers


Brake assist system
Hill holder
Electronic brake distribution
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)


Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks
Cargo area cover


Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,620.00


Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Front reading lights
Cargo area light
Cruise control
4 passenger assist handles
2 12V in front
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Vehicle start button
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Smart Key System smart key: ; includes keyless entry and keyless start
Rear camera parking distance sensors


Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 612
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 980, rear headroom (mm): 955, front hip room (mm): 1,339, rear hip room (mm): 1,300, front leg room (mm): 1,080, rear leg room (mm): 914, front shoulder room (mm): 1,394, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,349 and interior volume (litres): 2,653
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,480, overall width (mm): 1,745, overall height (mm): 1,490, wheelbase (mm): 2,700, front track (mm): 1,525, rear track (mm): 1,520 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,400


Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged
Rear door: lifting gate
Body colour exterior door handles


Electric power info: battery type: nickel metal hydride, driving range (kms): 1.61, battery voltage (V): 202
Emissions data: CO2: 2,270 kg/yr
Engine: 1.8L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with VVT

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 4.6 ; highway= 4.9 ; combined= 4.7 ;
Secondary power: 98 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 105 lb ft @ 4,000 rpm
Power: 134 hp


Fuel: electric and/or unleaded
Fuel system: multi-point injection
Fuel tank: 45 litre capacity


Low tire pressure monitor
Multi-function display screen 6.1 and 2
Main dashboard display
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
External temperature
Service interval indicator

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy look on shifter, alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors, alloy look on dashboard and none
Floor covering: none
Carpet floor mats


LED brake lights, day time running lights and rear lights
Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Daytime running lights


Card key power locks ; automatic locking


Pearl paint


Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Driver knee airbags
Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Acceptable, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 4.00 and 4
Front to rear curtain airbags
Front side airbags
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats


Front driver seat : bucket ; details: manual height, front passenger seat : bucket
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three
Front seat center armrest
Rear seat center armrest
Seat upholstery: cloth
Seating: 5 passengers


Intermediate service 8,000, 6, variable distance/period and 4,971


Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Power steering type


Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Storage box trunk and fixed
Dashboard console, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console


Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension with coil springs


Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) stability control
Axle ratio :1
Transmission: CVT ; incl. shifter on dash
Front-wheel drive
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)


Ventilation system with cabin filter
Air conditioning with automatic control ; includes remote control


Version information 03 Mar 2015
Data completeness
Date introduced:
Trim level:
5-door hatchback
Powertrain type : hybrid


Zone tinted windshield
Tinted glass
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Rear view mirror
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe


Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Warranty battery: 96 months/ 160,000 km


Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,380 and Manufacturer’s own


Front and rear alloy wheels: 15"x 6.0"
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear all-season tires 195/65/S