2013 Toyota Prius hybrid

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$23,215 - $30,005

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Key Spec of 2013 Toyota Prius hybrid
fuel economy

51/50/48

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

134 hp @ 5200 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Super-impressive fuel economy

Less powerful and slower than rivals

New Persona Special Edition

Spacious interior

Low-quality interior

No other significant changes for 2013

Lots of cargo space

Ugly-looking exterior

Feature-rich trims

2013 Toyota Prius hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Toyota Prius is a name synonymous with a hybrid car as it was the only one with a hybrid powertrain when it was introduced and for a significant time after that. But now we have many competitors for the Prius, not in the exact segment or design configuration, but for a very similar price. So let’s see if the Prius is still the king/queen among cheap hybrid cars by comparing with the similar competition.

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8.2

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Trims

One$23,215 onwards

Two$24,200 onwards

  • 15-inch aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front automatic air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio

Three$25,765 onwards

  • Navigation system
  • Parking assist
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite

Persona Series Special Edition$27,130 onwards

Four$28,435 onwards

  • 15-inch aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front passengers heated-cushion

Five$30,005 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/driving lights

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2013 Toyota Prius
19
Price Rise, $201
Previous Price: $1219621 Jun 2022

2013 Toyota Prius Three hybrid

Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

$12,397
Est. $168/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,997 Below market
RMV: $16,394
South El Monte, CA
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2012 Toyota Prius
9
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $997521 Jun 2022

2012 Toyota Prius Two hybrid

Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

$8,975
Est. $121/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,842 Below market
RMV: $11,817
Keller, TX
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2013 Toyota Prius
25
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $1299922 Jul 2022

2013 Toyota Prius Three hybrid

Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

$10,999
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,438 Below market
RMV: $14,437
Newport Beach, CA
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2012 Toyota Prius
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2012 Toyota Prius One hybrid

One 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

$8,900
Est. $120/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,725 Below market
RMV: $11,625
Hattiesburg, MS
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2013 Toyota Prius
19
Price Drop, $666
Previous Price: $1034125 Jul 2022

2013 Toyota Prius Two hybrid

Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

$9,675
Est. $131/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,903 Below market
RMV: $12,578
Pittsburgh, PA
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2012 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback

$9,900
Est. $134/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,874 Below market
RMV: $12,774
Hendersonville, TN
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2013 Toyota Prius
14
Price Drop, $400
Previous Price: $1139513 Jun 2022

2013 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback

$10,995
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,185 Below market
RMV: $14,180
San Jose, CA
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2013 Toyota Prius
16
Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $1099530 Jun 2022

2013 Toyota Prius Four hybrid

Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

$10,895
Est. $147/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,123 Below market
RMV: $14,018
Orlando, FL
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2013 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,556 Below market
RMV: $11,551
Helena, MT
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Colors and Styles

2013 Toyota Prius hybrid in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2013 Toyota Prius comes as a carryover model with no significant changes for the year. The only new thing is the addition of a Persona Special Edition. The engine under the hood is a 1.8L Inline-4 combined with a pair of electric motors. Pricing starts at $24,200, and the Prius competes with the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid.


Features
9.0/10

The 2013 Toyota Prius is offered in five main trim options, namely Two, Three, Four, Five, and the new Persona Special Edition that is placed between the Three and Four. The Special Edition comes with some minor visual changes and is just an attempt to make the Prius look sporty or more appealing. All models are powered by the same hybrid powertrain and CVT. The following table shows the detailed features list and prices of each trim of the 2013 Toyota Prius.

Trim

Two

Three

Persona Special Edition

Four

Five

MSRP

$24,200

$25,765

$27,130

$28,435

$30,005

Key Features

Projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-off feature

Integrated Backup Camera

17-inch alloy wheels

SofTex-trimmed heated front seats with seatback pockets 

LED headlights 

 

Automatic climate control

SiriusXM Radio with 90-day complimentary trial

Charcoal/Black "Softex" (Synthetic Leather) Upholstery With Red Stitching And Dark Chrome Interior Accents

JBL GreenEdge 8-speakers with an amplifier,

17-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels

 

Display Audio with 6.1-in. touch-screen, and six speakers

iPod connectivity and control

 

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support

Integrated fog lights

 

15-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels with full wheel covers

Entune, includes Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable and Pandora

 

4-way adjustable front passenger seat 

Available Pre-Collision System (PCS)

 

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, climate, Multi-Information Display, and Bluetooth hands-free phone controls

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with voice-command controls

 

SofTex-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Available Lane Keep Assist (LKA)

 

Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)

Smart Key System

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

We Recommend

The ‘Three’ trim of the 2013 Prius would be the best choice in the lineup. The Solar Roof Package available with the ‘Three’ trim would be a nice addition as it adds a power tilt/slide moonroof with a solar-powered ventilation system and a remote air conditioning system. The ‘Three’ trim is already a well-equipped one as it adds some features over the already feature-rich base trim of the Prius. 

Engine and Performance
6.8/10

All models of the 2013 Prius are powered by a 1.8L Inline-4 engine coupled with a pair of electric motors producing 134 hp and 105 lb-ft of maximum power and torque. These numbers are not very exciting, and the power delivery also is not so. However, it surprisingly seems adequate for most people looking for a really efficient machine in the price range. There’s nothing much to be impressed with about the acceleration and handling side of the Prius.

The Prius takes 10.1 seconds to reach a speed of 60mph and crosses the quarter-mile in 17.5 seconds. The ride in the Prus is comfortable, while the electric steering is unresponsive and seems dead. The Prius could also be driven around in an EV mode for which the battery should be at least half-charged and the speed is limited to 25mph. Overall the Prius is a vehicle that drives pretty well when it’s driven how it is supposed to be driven.

Model

2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid L4

MSRP

$25,765

$25,200

$25,650

$24,360

Engine

1.8 L Inline-4

2.0 L Inline-4

2.4 L Inline-4

1.5 L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed shiftable automatic

CVT

Power

134 hp @ 5200 rpm

188 hp @ 6000 rpm

199 hp @ 5500 rpm

110 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

105 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

129 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

N/A

127 ft-lbs. @ 1000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

10.1

8.1

8.1

9.8

Quarter mile (mph)

17.5

16.2

16.3

17.5

Top speed (mph)

108

N/A

125

120

The Hyundai Sonata is the most powerful hybrid here, followed by the Ford C-Max. However, the Ford and Hyundai are very similar in terms of on-road acceleration. The Civic and the Prius are underpowered, unexciting, and unimpressive. Overall the C-Max is the best option considering the fact that it is not only powerful but also handles very well. 

Fuel Economy
9.9/10

This is where the Prius excels, and by excels I mean, it just outperforms and obliterates all of the competitors. The Prius delivers a whopping 51 mpg of fuel efficiency in the city, 48 mpg on the highway, and a combined efficiency of 50 mpg. These are undoubtedly the best figures in a category known for fuel efficiency. Combined with a comparatively small 11.9-gallon fuel capacity, the Prius can travel up to around 595 miles without a recharge. 

Model

2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid L4

MPG (city)

51

42

36

44

MPG (Highway)

48

37

40

44

MPG (Combined)

50

40

38

44

Fuel Capacity

11.9

13.5

17.2

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

607/571/595

567/500/540

619/688/653

581/581/581

The 2013 Toyota Prius is the absolute best in terms of fuel efficiency, followed by the Honda Civic hybrid. The Hyundai Sonata delivers the most range as it comes with a huge 17.2-gallon fuel capacity. The Sonata, however, also happens to be the least efficient machine. The Prius dominates the fuel efficiency game and wins, keeping the opponents miles away. 

Interior
8.1/10

The 2013 Prius comes with a low-quality interior cluttered with an abundance of buttons. The materials and elements used to build the cabin are not of good quality, and it is disappointing. There are rivals in the segment that come with a premium interior so good that when looked along with the Prius’s cabin, it seems like one from a higher segment. Overall the interior of the Prius is not a place anyone desires to be in. 

The Prius, however, comes with a great feature set. It comes with automatic climate control as standard in the base trim itself, which is a nice addition. The seats are covered in fabric in the lower trim, while the high-end variants come with SofTex trimmed upholstery. There is an ample amount of space on the inside, and the occupants won’t feel tight. The cargo capacity offered is also pretty good, measuring 21.6 cu-ft, which is a lot for a hybrid hatch.

Model

2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid L4

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/54.9/42.5

41.0/55.9/43.1

40.0/57.9/45.5

39.0/56.6/42.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.6/53.1/36.0

39.4/55.2/36.5

37.8/56.7/34.6

37.1/53.3/36.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

21.6

24.5

12.1

10.7

The Ford C-Max and the Hyundai Sonata have the best-looking interior, and the C-Max also happens to be the most spacious option. The C-Max also comes with the most cargo capacity, followed by the Prius. The Honda Civic Hybrid has an interior that is extremely cluttered and looks like a cockpit, which might be off-putting for many, but we loved it. Overall, the Prius has the worst interior, and the following are its prominent interior features-

  • Automatic climate control with air filter, dust, and pollen filtration mode, electric compressor, humidity sensor, and push-button controls 
  • SofTex-trimmed heated front seats with seatback pockets
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat 
  • Front door storage pockets with sculpted bottle holders
  • SofTex-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel

How intuitive is the 2013 Toyota Prius’s infotainment unit?

The 2013 Toyota Prius comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit along with six speakers. The audio unit is upgraded to an 8-speaker JBL unit in the higher trims. The infotainment unit also features the Entune suite that includes Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, and Pandora along with real-time info of traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and stocks. The access to Entune is complimentary for 3 years. The following are the prominent infotainment features of the 2013 Toyota Prius- 

  • 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup camera display
  • AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability
  • Eight JBL GreenEdge speakers with an amplifier
  • SiriusXM Radio with 90-day complimentary trial
  • HD Radio with iTunes Tagging
  • auxiliary audio jack 
  • USB port with iPod connectivity and control
Exterior
7.5/10

This is where not much analysis is required to assess the Prius. It is just ugly as it has always been. It looks like an amalgamation of a hatchback and a sedan but in the worst possible way. The rear end is the most bizarre and worst-looking part of the Prius, and the rear end is an abomination to look at. From the front, it looks pretty much like Corolla, and that’s acceptable but in no way beautiful.

The Prius gets 15-inch 5-spoke alloys in all trims except the top-most Five trim which comes with 17-inch alloys. The Prius is offered in twelve shades among which one is an extra-cost option. The Prius has a ground clearance of 5.3-inches which is practical enough and can go over bumps in the city peacefully. Overall, when looked at from the outside, the Prius is still unimpressive.

Model

2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid L4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,042

3,607

3,457

2,868

Length (in.)

176.4

173.6

189.8

179.4

Width (in.)

68.7

72.0

72.2

69.0

Height (in.)

58.7

63.9

57.7

56.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

5.5

5.1

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

104.3

110.0

105.1

The Ford C-Max and the Honda Civic Hybrid are the best-looking ones. While they are not exceptionally beautiful, they are not bizarre or weird-looking like the other duo, the Prius and the Sonata Hybrid. The Sonata is the longest and widest, while the Ford is the tallest. The C-Max also comes with the most ground clearance, making it the most practical one. The following are some of the most important exterior features of the 2013 Toyota Prius-

  • LED headlights with auto level control, auto on/off feature, and headlight cleaners 
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • Integrated fog lights 
  • LED tail and stop lights 
  • Hybrid Synergy Drive blue accent badges 
  • 17-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • UV reduction glass windshield
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with Solar Powered Ventilation System
Safety
7.7/10

The 2013 Toyota Prius has been crash-tested by both NHTSA as well as IIHS and passed all the tests with flying colors. NHTSA has rated the Prius, and it gets an impressive overall rating of 4-stars. It doesn’t get a rating lower than 4-stars for any test conducted. It also performed very well in the crash tests conducted by IIHS, and it also got the 2013 Top Safety Pick award. The following are some of the most important safety features incorporated in the 2013 Toyota Prius-

  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) 
  • Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Brake Assist (BA) 
  • Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Available Pre-Collision System (PCS)
  • Available Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Final Verdict

The 2013 Toyota Prius is still the bizarre-looking hybrid car with the best fuel efficiency figures and impeccable reliability. These are the positives, and they stand super strong. However, the Prius lacks power, handling, and a quality interior. Overall the Ford C-Max Hybrid is the better choice as it comes with more power, speed, and better handling while sacrificing fuel economy. But if what you want is a highly efficient vehicle and the compromises mentioned earlier are all acceptable, then go for the Prius. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$24200

body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
displacement

110 cu in

horse power

98 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

105 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

2-Speed CVT w/Overdrive

dimensions
length

176.4 in

wheelbase

106.3 in

width

68.7 in

curb weight

3042 lbs

Height

58.7 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.7 cu ft

cargo volume

39.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

51/50/48 mpg

highway range

571.20 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Toyota Prius hybrid 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,413
5 Year Cost To Own
$36,693
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $36,693
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,705$1,671$1,560$1,858$1,765$12,559
Insurance$1,234$1,357$1,327$1,395$1,438$6,751
Fuel$818$902$908$925$968$4,521
Maintenance$25$536$513$1,037$1,957$4,068
Repairs$-7$-33$83$285$426$754
Financing Interest$1,739$1,420$1,066$644$263$5,132
Taxes and Fees$2,286$211$137$126$148$2,908
Total Cost-To-Own$11,800$6,064$5,594$6,270$6,965$36,693
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