Toyota is known for its reliability and the 2021 Toyota Prius kicks off the road with a greater engine performance. The Prius Eco shed an EPA fuel economy ratings of 58 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway and 56 mpg combined. The front-wheel drive version had their EPA ratings at 54 mpg in the city, 50 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg combined. On a real-world highway test drive, the government ratings fell a little to 46 mpg on a 200-mile highway. Nonetheless, all-wheel drive models are EPA rated at 51 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg combined. The Prius XLE AWD-e trim returned 47 mpg over a 200-mile highway test drive, which was commendable and above average for a hybrid car. On average, the automotive Prius consumed 2.0 gallons/ 100 miles of fuel, returning a run up to 519 miles on 11.3 gallons of fuel capacity.
On the list of hybrid cars for 2021, the Toyota Prius competes well with its competitors, the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq and the 2021 Honda Insight. The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is fuel-efficient with an estimated EPA ratings of 57 mpg in the city, 59 mpg on the highway and 58 mpg combined. It consumes 1.8 gallons/ 100 miles of fuel carrying on a 11.9 fuel tank capacity. Likewise, the 2021 Honda Insight sheds an EPA ratings of 55 mpg in the city, 49 mpg on the highway and 52 mpg combined. It’s total fuel tank capacity is 10.6 gallons and runs at 1.9 gallons/100 miles fuel economy. Comparing them side by side, the 2021 Toyota Prius’s fuel-economy stands excellent and economical.
The 2021 Toyota Prius is a midsize hybrid-hatchback by the Toyota Motors Corporation and the official manufacturer at Toyota USA. The 2021 Prius comes in 6 different trims and 1 special 2020 Edition: L Eco, LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e, the 2020 Edition and the Prius Limited. The standard L Eco and LE starts off the trim levels with affordability and full features like infotainment play buttons. The Electronic On-Demand LE AWD-e and XLE AWD-e compacts 15 inch and above 5-spoke alloy wheels, fog lights and LED lights. The special edition 2020 is based on the XLE trim and only 2,020 will be built. And accessories such as Premium JBL, 11.6 inches high-resolution touchscreen, and Amazon Alexa completes the Prius Limited.
As of May 2021, the starting price of Toyota Prius L Eco is $24,525 MSRP. The cost of Prius LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e, the 2020 Edition and Limited are $25,735, $27,135, $28,575, $29,575, $29,875, and $32,650 MSRP respectively. Toyota Prius on-the-road prices RRP from £24, 880 and rises to around £34, 745 depending on the version. Make sure the prices listed here meet the best available price to you when buying.
Specifications of Toyota Prius
The 2021 Toyota Prius holds a 1.8L 4-cylinder powertrain paired with one electric motor in the front hood and additional motor backed up in the Prius AWD-e version. The dual power sums up a total of 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard in both FWD and AWD. The drive comes in 3 different modes: EV, Eco and Power modes. The cabin is 5-seater with a plentiful 24.6-27.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seat.
Fuel Economy in MPG (Regular Gasoline)
|L Eco||58 mpg||53 mpg||56 mpg|
|LE||54 mpg||50 mpg||52 mpg|
|LE AWD-e||51mpg||47 mpg||49 mpg|
|XLE||54 mpg||50 mpg||52 mpg|
|XLE AWD-e||51 mpg||47 mpg||49 mpg|
|2020 Edition||54 mpg||50 mpg||52 mpg|
|Limited||54 mpg||50 mpg||52 mpg|
|Engine Type||Gas/ Engine|
|Width (max)||69.3 inches|
|Cargo Capacity, all seats in place||27.4 cu. ft.|
|Curb Weight||3010 lbs|
|Heating & Cooling||HVAC modes|
|Drive Type||FWD, AWD|
|Horsepower||121 @ 5200 rpm|
|Torque||105 @ 3600 rpm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.3 gallons|
|Turning Radius||33.5 ft.|
The Toyota Prius 2021 is without any doubt, one of the most recognizable hybrid hatchbacks available. Consumers report a greater achievement of satisfaction and near-perfect reliability experience. The car earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA for the features like the standard collision-avoidance technologies from its base trims. At a starting price of $24,525 MSRP the Prius offers exciting colors as: electric storm blue, supersonic red, wind chill pearl, magnetic gray metallic and more. So get your hands on the 2021 Toyota Prius and enjoy a base warranty of 3 years/ 36000 miles.
*MSRP – Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
*RRP – Recommended Retail Price
This review on Toyota Prius mpg, fuel economy or gas mileage along with specifications, features and rivals was submitted by Pratisara M. on May 2021.