2017 Toyota Prius

Buyer's Guide

The Toyota Prius has changed the way Canadians think about eco-friendly motoring. Over four generations and nearly 20 years, the Prius has gone from a quirky, niche compact sedan to becoming the world's most popular hybrid with nearly four million cars sold across the world.

Redesigned just last year, the latest Prius rides on an all-new platform and sports a new look that's unlike anything else on the road. While it's only slightly larger on the outside, on the inside it's considerably more spacious in terms of passenger and cargo room. The Prius maintains its futuristic interior styling with a centrally mounted instrument cluster and pod-style shifter, but features greater use of soft-touch interior plastics for a more upscale feel.

Despite its growth in size, this is the most efficient Prius yet. With a fuel economy rating of just 4.4 L/100 km city and 4.6 L/100 km highway, only a handful of plug-in electric cars can best it. Drivers can select from several driving modes including normal, eco, power, and an EV-only mode allows the car to be driven for short times solely on electric power.

All versions are powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine that's mated to a pair of electric motors. The system makes a total of 121 horsepower and drives the front wheels through a CVT.

The only changes of note for 2017 are the inclusion of standard heated seats and Toyota's Safety Sense P package on all trims. Safety Sense P includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams, radar cruise control, and emergency autonomous braking.

A plug-in hybrid model will return later in 2017. In addition to featuring distinctive exterior and interior styling, it also receives a new name: Prime.

The Prius is available in three trims: Prius, Prius Technology, and the Prius Touring. Unusually, the Touring is available only in Canada's three biggest metro areas: Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Standard Equipment on the Prius includes a six-speaker audio system with 6.1-inch touchscreen display, USB and Bluetooth, reverse camera, proximity key with push-button start, cruise control, automatic climate control, power heated exterior mirrors and a full-colour TFT instrument cluster display.

The Technology trim level adds a power moonroof, a larger 7.0-inch infotainment display, wireless device charging, leatherette-wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio, and additional sensors to lock and unlock the rear doors and liftgate.

The optional Advanced package adds blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, leatherette upholstered seats, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a tire-repair kit.

The Touring includes much of the above equipment plus navigation, fog lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

With the additional equipment, the starting price of the new Prius climbs slightly to $27,055, with the range-topping Technology trim with the Advance Package selling for $32,365.

2017 Toyota Prius Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $27,190 MSRP
4.5
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
121 hp @5200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
5dr HB $27,190 5 Hatchback
5dr HB 121 hp @5200 rpm 105 ft-lb @3600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB 178.7" 69.3" 57.9" 106.3"
5dr HB
5dr HB Cloth Seats
5dr HB
5dr HB
5dr HB Technology $29,825 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Technology 121 hp @5200 rpm 105 ft-lb @3600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Technology 178.7" 69.3" 57.9" 106.3"
5dr HB Technology
5dr HB Technology N/A
5dr HB Technology
5dr HB Technology
5dr HB Touring $30,425 5 Hatchback
5dr HB Touring 121 hp @5200 rpm 105 ft-lb @3600 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Touring 178.7" 69.3" 57.9" 106.3"
5dr HB Touring
5dr HB Touring Premium Synthetic Seats
5dr HB Touring
5dr HB Touring
5dr HB $32,990 4 Hatchback
5dr HB 121 hp @5200 rpm 105 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB 182.9" 69.3" 57.9" 106.3"
5dr HB
5dr HB Cloth Seats
5dr HB
5dr HB
5dr HB Technology $38,565 4 Hatchback
5dr HB Technology 121 hp @5200 rpm 105 ft-lb @4000 rpm CVT Transmission Front Wheel Drive
5dr HB Technology 182.9" 69.3" 57.9" 106.3"
5dr HB Technology
5dr HB Technology Premium Synthetic Seats
5dr HB Technology
5dr HB Technology

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Toyota / Prius

Average Rating

2017 Toyota Prius

by Terrific6047 on 06-29-2017
Terrific ride
I have a light foot and can usually do much of my hybrid driving on battery, but I found the V wasn’t as interested in switching to electric-only as often as its smaller Prius siblings do, possibly because it outweighs the Prius hatchback by 115 kilograms. Even so, I still managed to hit the V’s published combined city/highway rating of 5.8 L/100 km on the nose.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Toyota Prius

Trim: Keyless entry
by Leigh_S on 06-29-2017
Incredible reliability
I have 279,000 km on this vehicle. I drive over 250 km per day on Highway 2 in Alberta in all kinds of weather.

PROS:
1. Reliable starting in all temperatures from -40C and up without using a block heater (0-20W oil).
2. Typical mileage is 5.1 L/100km highway, and 4.8 L/100km on alternate (slower) roads and downtown Calgary.
3. Vehicle has never let me down. Most reliable car that I have ever driven even at such high mileage.
4. Love the keyless entry and keyless start.

CONS:
1. Uses very thin oil and as a result uses an inordinate amount of expensive oil. Will go through a litre of oil every 2000 km at high speeds in warmer temperatures, which Toyota says is within specs.
2.Tossed around by crosswinds on the highway more than other cars I've driven.
3. Mileage reduced dramatically by headwinds.
4. Some huge and dangerous blindspots, especially when reversing.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2017 Toyota Prius

by Terrific6047 on 06-29-2017
Terrific ride
I have a light foot and can usually do much of my hybrid driving on battery, but I found the V wasn’t as interested in switching to electric-only as often as its smaller Prius siblings do, possibly because it outweighs the Prius hatchback by 115 kilograms. Even so, I still managed to hit the V’s published combined city/highway rating of 5.8 L/100 km on the nose.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2007 Toyota Prius

by HelenC on 05-27-2017
good car
This car has been a reliable and comfortable car for us for many years. I would recommend this make for sure. Toyota makes great cars which last for many years.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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