Used 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius
List price range
$7,917 - $17,999

Pros

  • Superior fuel economy
  • abundant backseat room
  • spacious cargo area
  • comfortable ride
  • available high-tech luxury goodies
  • strong safety scores.

Cons

  • Awkward driving position
  • disappointing interior materials
  • excessive road noise
  • overly busy gauge cluster.

Used 2012 Toyota Prius for Sale

Toyota Prius 2012 Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
107,207 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Three
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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2012 Toyota Prius with an available Extended Warranty
Toyota Prius 2012 Five 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
172,929 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Five
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$9,495
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
165,621 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$7,917
Est.Loan: $148/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
89,455 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
(2)
Car Line
38.5 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
111,167 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Three
Advance Motors
39.7 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Visit Advance Motors Inc. online at www.advancemotorsva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-779-3856 today to schedule your test drive. Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Headlights,Cargo Area Cover,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror,Electronic Brake Assistance,Electronic Parking Aid,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Power Lumbar Support,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,High Intensity Discharge Headlights,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Steering Wheel,Passenger Airbag,Power Windows,Rear Spoiler,Rear Wiper,Second Row Folding Seat,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Telescopic Steering Column,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Vehicle Stability Control System,ABS Brakes,AM/FM Radio,CD Player,Front Heated Seat,Leather Seat,Navigation Aid,Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror,Power Door Locks,Rear Window Defogger,Tilt Steering,Tilt Steering Column,Vehicle Anti-Theft
Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
List$8,988
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
67,823 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Three
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
71,375 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
List$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
112,840 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Three
List$10,999
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
53,283 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Four
List$13,941
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
99,103 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
CarFair
53.7 mi away
List$8,790
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Visit CarFair online at www.carfairva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 877-300-3247 today to schedule your test drive. Prices DO NOT include taxes title and any other DMV fees. Processing fee of %2524295.00 is not included in the price. We DO NOT raise the price if you bring your own financing. All Credit Unions welcomed%2521 We will never sell you a service or product you do not need or make any money on your loan from any bank or credit union%2521 We guarantee you a fair buying and selling experience. Child Safety Door Locks, Power Door Locks, Vehicle Anti-Theft, ABS Brakes, Electronic Brake Assistance, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control System, Driver Airbag, Front Side Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Head Curtain Airbag, Electronic Parking Aid, Keyless Entry, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Tilt Steering, Tilt Steering Column, Leather Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Telescopic Steering Column, Tire Pressure Monitor, Trip Computer, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Navigation Aid, Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Front Heated Seat, Front Power Lumbar Support, Leather Seat, Second Row Folding Seat, Cargo Area Cover, Automatic Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Fog Lights, High Intensity Discharge Headlights, Front Air Dam, Rear Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows, Heated Exterior Mirror, Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror, Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror, Interval Wipers, Rear Window Defogger, Rear Wiper
Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
61,489 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
List$12,771
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
63,604 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Three
List$12,737
Est.Loan: $238/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
102,673 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Four
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$12,980
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
85,801 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Four
List$11,795
Est.Loan: $220/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
55,140 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Three
Lancaster Mazda
95 mi away
List$17,999
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Toyota Prius 2012 Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
152,158 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Two
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Toyota Prius 2012 Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
179,996 miles
Used 2012
Toyota Prius
Four
Umansky Toyota
86.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With a bevy of new high-tech features for 2012, the Toyota Prius enhances its appeal and status as the quintessential hybrid.

vehicle overview

The 2012 Toyota Prius is to hybrids what Kleenex is to tissues. Other brands may offer something similar, but the Prius is what people think of when they think hybrid. But is this perception still warranted now that more competitors seem to pop up every year?

To keep things fresh for 2012, the current, third-generation Prius receives its first minor refresh. The subtle styling tweaks are barely discernible, while its other updates are more substantial. Even the base model Prius Two (the Prius One is for fleet sales only) now comes with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, dedicated iPod control and a touchscreen electronics interface. All trims but the Two get Toyota's new Entune system, which bundles satellite radio-sourced real-time information with a suite of apps that connect the Prius to the Internet via your smartphone. It's now possible to wirelessly stream Pandora or iHeart Radio through the car's sound system.

Beyond this increase of electronic toys, the 2012 Toyota Prius maintains the practical advantages that have made it so successful. With an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg, the Prius is topped only by the new Prius C subcompact, or more expensive plug-in models like the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and upcoming plug-in Prius. The Prius also stands out from the crowd because of the generous dimensions of its backseat and the versatility of the hatchback-style cargo area. In fact, the Prius is so practical that it's used as a taxi in many cities.

There are downsides, however. Interior quality leaves much to be desired, with more hard, unpleasantly grained plastics than other brands offer. While the Prius is easy and intuitive to drive, there's zero enjoyment behind the wheel. Other hybrids (including the new Prius C) are better in this regard, while the more composed ride quality and quieter cabins of the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid represent a much greater degree of refinement.

Another aspect to consider is price. Regular compact cars (either gasoline- or diesel-powered) get excellent fuel economy nowadays while costing much less, meaning the Prius might not produce the savings in fuel costs that you think it will. Still, the 2012 Toyota Prius continues to warrant its position as the quintessential hybrid. Its blend of fuel efficiency, practicality and now technology make it an easy choice among hybrids.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Toyota Prius is a four-door hatchback available in four trim levels: Two, Three, Four and Five. The latter is not to be confused with the Prius V, which is a larger wagon version of the Prius that's addressed in a separate review.

Standard equipment on the Prius Two includes 15-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, a rear window wiper, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, an advanced trip computer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a touchscreen electronics interface and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The Prius Three gains an enhanced keyless entry system, a rearview camera, a navigation system, voice controls, satellite radio, HD radio and Toyota's Entune system, which includes real-time information (traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports scores) and a suite of apps that connect the car to Internet sites like Pandora, iHeart Radio and Open Table through your smartphone. The Solar Roof package adds a sunroof and a solar-powered ventilation system that keeps the car cool to limit the burden on the air-conditioning system.

The Prius Four has automatic headlights, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, SofTex synthetic leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a JBL sound system with eight GreenEdge speakers. The Deluxe Solar Roof package adds everything from the Prius Three version plus a head-up display, Safety Connect emergency communications and an upgraded navigation system with a high-definition display and split-screen capability.

The Prius Five gets 17-inch alloy wheels, foglamps and LED headlamps with auto level control and washers. The Advanced Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision alert system, a lane-departure warning system, Safety Connect, a head-up display and the higher-quality navigation display.

Available on all trims, the Plus Appearance package adds unique 17-inch alloy wheels and a seven-piece aerodynamic body kit. To this the Plus Performance package adds a sport-tuned suspension and unique badging.

performance & mpg

The 2012 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 through a specialized continuously variable transmission (CVT).

In track testing, we clocked the Prius from zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds, which is about average for a hybrid vehicle. The EPA estimates the 2012 Prius will return a very impressive 51 mpg city/48 highway and 50 mpg combined. In real-world testing, we found these estimates to be reasonably accurate.

safety

Every 2012 Toyota Prius comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. The Prius Four and Five can be equipped with Toyota's Safety Connect emergency communications system. The Prius Five includes a pre-collision warning system and a lane-departure warning system.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Prius came to a stop from 60 in 118 feet — very good for a compact or midsize car.

In government crash tests, the Prius received a perfect five stars for overall protection, four stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for overall side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Prius the highest possible rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

driving

Acceleration in the 2012 Toyota Prius is far from sprightly, but it's on par for similarly priced hybrids and certainly adequate. Four driving modes -- Normal, Eco, Power and EV -- allow the pilot to decide the optimum powertrain configuration depending on conditions. Eco is measured and sluggish, but returns the best fuel economy. Power is useful for entering freeways or driving on hills. EV mode locks out the gasoline engine, but only up to 25 mph with at least a half-charged battery pack.

Around town, the Prius is an easy-to-drive runabout. The electric steering doesn't provide much feedback, but it's very light in parking lots and doesn't become overly boosted on the highway. The ride is comfortable, but nastier bumps can leave it a bit flummoxed. There is also an excessive amount of road noise that permeates the cabin regardless of speed, and the noises emitted by its smaller gasoline engine are hardly what we'd describe as serene.

interior

The 2012 Prius features straightforward controls that jut out toward the driver in a "floating console" that provides a storage tray underneath. It's a nice design that helps maximize cabin space. The now-standard touchscreen operates an increased number of high-tech features for 2012 and for the most part is smartly designed. The digital instrument panel also 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 too busy-looking, however.

Materials quality in the Prius is disappointing, with harder and cheaper plastics than other cars in its price range. The corduroy-like texturing on the climate and audio controls seems nice at first, but collects oil from the skin and causes circular dark spots on most buttons.

In terms of versatility, though, the Prius is still a champ. The hatchback body style provides more cargo capacity than a typical midsize sedan, and the backseat offers plenty of space. Sadly, taller drivers still have to contend with a steering wheel that's placed too far away. There's a telescoping column, but it doesn't come out nearly far enough. On the upside, the Prius finally offers power front seats.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Toyota Prius.

A happy buyer.
emmettmoore, 4/19/2012
Just purchased a 2012, loaded Prius. Out the door at $35k. Switched from a Mercedes e350 that was getting 16 mpg city driving. Spending $80 dollars per week was just pissing me off...so i took the plunge. The performance is no comparison to the Mercedes, and the interior is bit bland. However, I am really enthused about the gas mileage. Drove around the city, punching the gas to see how bad of mileage I could get (seriously), I ended up with 44 after a day. The next day I babied the gas pedal on got 50. My wife is a real baby and wont drive anything but a benz, she is actually kind of liking this car, which is a big relief. My 10 year old son loves the big back seats.
it's always been about the environment, not your wallet
whcc90069, 8/9/2012
bought the package 4 not long ago. it took a while to get accustomed to the "park" button, the "gear" selector, and the complicated instrumentation display. the car is fairly quiet, though, i remember riding in a 2nd generation prius which seemed better at taking care of road noise. i drove it from l.a. to phoenix and had no problems accelerating up hills. with the a/c running, i averaged 50.9 mpg throughout the entire 780 mile round trip. the seats are comfortable and there's plenty of legroom for everyone. toyota made the prius because of their (mis)interpretation of calif. air quality standards way back when. the low emissions are great, and, the high MPGs are an added bonus.
Pleasantly surprised with the 2012 over the 2011
chipl, 3/1/2012
Was bargain shopping for a 2011 at a Tysons VA dealer last week. They dissed me on the trade and said to take it to Carmax for the trade. So headed to Laurel MD and glad I did! The 2012 is so much nicer inside than the 2011. Add to that $3900 better on my trade-in! Things people complain about, road noise, the stereo, and such - just aren't there in my opinion. The ride/noise is as nice as my old 2003 Baja, maybe better at times except under very hard acceleration. Loving the CVT transmission, such smooth driving; but find myself needing to watch the speedometer more to be sure I am not speeding.
2012 Prius III
stef6, 4/4/2012
This is my first Hybrid. The Prius is a comfortable good performing car for everyday driving. Two things to remember the Prius is neither a luxury car or a sports car. Once you drive it for a while the gas mileage will make you forget whatever other issues you have with the car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
51 city / 48 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
134 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
51 city / 48 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
134 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
51 city / 48 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
134 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
51 city / 48 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
134 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Toyota Prius
Used 2012 Toyota Prius Overview

The Used 2012 Toyota Prius is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Five 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and One 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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Save up to $300 on one of 18 Used 2012 Toyota Prius for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,917 as of08/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Toyota Prius trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Toyota Prius Three is priced between $8,995 and$17,999 with odometer readings between 42971 and112840 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Prius Two is priced between $7,917 and$12,771 with odometer readings between 0 and165621 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Prius Four is priced between $11,795 and$13,941 with odometer readings between 53283 and102673 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Toyota Prius Five is priced between $9,495 and$9,495 with odometer readings between 172929 and172929 miles.

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