2017 Toyota Prius Prime
- Outstanding fuel economy
- Longer all-electric driving range than previous generation
- As hybrids go, the brake action is pretty natural
- Revised styling is better than base Prius
- Excessive road noise
- High trunk liftover
- The extra weight is noticeable from behind the wheel
- Seats four people
- the regular Prius (and Volt) seat five
2017 Toyota Prius Prime pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Prius Prime does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Compared to the base Prius, the Prius Prime packs a larger battery that supports approximately 25 miles of electric-only range and, crucially, can be recharged by plugging into an electrical port. Replenishing the battery via a regular wall 120-volt socket takes about 5.5 hours, while a Level 2 (240-volt) charger shortens this time to a little more than two hours. Of course, you could also choose to never plug it in and simply refuel with gasoline, and it will operate simply as a more efficient Prius.
Accommodating the larger lithium-ion battery meant turning the Prius Prime it into a four-seater (the regular Prius seats five) and raising the loading height of its cargo area. To recoup some of the lost cargo space, the Prime is 6.5 inches longer than the base Prius; most of that extra length extends aft of the rear wheels. The bigger battery adds weight, too, a change that the suspension struggles to deal with at times.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime configurations
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is available in three trim levels: Plus, Premium and Advanced.
The Plus trim level isn’t quite bare-bones, but you know you’re in the base model. It has a 7-inch multimedia screen, cloth seats with manual adjustments, Bluetooth, a USB port and keyless entry for the driver only.
Stepping up one rung to the Premium trim level puts you into the Prius Prime’s sweet spot. It includes a power driver seat, an 11.6-inch central touchscreen and upgraded multimedia system, premium synthetic leather (SofTex) seats, automatic headlights, keyless entry on three doors, satellite radio and wireless smartphone charging.
The Advanced trim level adds a raft of technology features: premium audio, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming mirror, a head-up display, a smartphone app with a charge management system and remote climate control operation, rain-sensing wipers and a semi-automated parking function.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Prius Prime safety features:
- Intelligent Clearance Sonar
- This collision avoidance system applies the brakes at speeds below 10 mph if it detects a potential crash.
- Safety Connect
- This subscription-based emergency assistance telematics system includes a variety of services.
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
2017 Toyota Prius Prime for Sale
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Overview
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is offered in the following submodels: Prius Prime Hatchback. Available styles include Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Advanced 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).
What do people think of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Prius Prime 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Prius Prime.
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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Prius Prime featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Toyota Prius Prime?
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,467. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,544 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,544 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,923.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is13.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,242. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $583 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $583 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,659.
The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is1.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime?
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