2014 Toyota Prius hybrid

MSRP $23,215 - $30,005

Ranked #1 in Hatchback

8.2

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2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 22, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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In the dawn of the fuel crisis, many have been forced to drive themselves on a road that is less traveled. The complete switch to electric mobility might be a far-fetched vision but coupling it with the existing technology would be a much more viable option to end with a middle ground for the time being. 

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Pros

Range Coverage

Comparatively better cabin space

Performance figures

Cons

Pricing Could have been lowered a bit more

What's New?

No major update for 2014


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$23215

bodystyle

5dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

134 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

105 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

continuously variable speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

176.4 in.

width

68.7 in.

height

58.7 in.

curb weight

3042 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.6 cu ft.

payload capacity

825 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

51/50/48 mpg

highway range

464.2 mi.

highway range (evs/hybrids)

464.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

One$23,215 onwards

Two$24,200 onwards

Three$25,765 onwards

Four$28,435 onwards

Five$30,005 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid in Barcelona Red Metallic color
Barcelona Red Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

9.5

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The Toyota Prius Hybrid is simply one of the responses to such shifting dynamics. It has been a cornerstone in the segment for its supreme practicality and value return as per the money invested in it. This machinery is available in two trims and seeks to compete against the assets of the Honda Insight, Chevrolet Volt, and Toyota Prius C.


9.5/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Features

9.5/10

There are two trims that are available for the 2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid namely the HB and HB Advanced. The HB trim gets EPAS which has been replicated in the elder sibling as well. But the price tag seems to increase with the heat-assist tech ends which engulfs the power adjustment as an extra for the seats in the HB Advanced trim. Not just that, the higher trim even gets a Head-Up Display which tracks all the necessary parameters. One important touch that is basic in the Prius Hybrid is the Entune with a 6.1” Display Unit as it is highly interactive while abusing.

Trim

HB 

HB Advanced

MSRP

$30,815

$35,730

Key Features

Entune with 6.1” Display Unit

Power-Adjustment for Seats

 

EPAS

Heat-assist Interior

 

Regenerative 4-Wheel ABS

Automatic Air Conditioning

 

15" x 6J 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels

Synthetic Leather SofTex

 

SiriusXM satellite radio

Head-Up Display

The list goes on to introduce you to the Synthetic Leather SofTex’s asset and Automatic Air Conditioning for your ease and comfort within the cabin. The SiriusXM satellite radio has enough reached to bring in the engagement of yours along with the 6-speaker audio unit having high bass. The 15" x 6J 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels have a Regenerative Braking Unit attached to them which helps in trickle charging while hard braking.

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Since the gap of offering is not significant in terms of basic amenities. A parallel performance along with the same comfort and ease for daily commuting and long hauling in the HB trim makes it a more valuable choice. It is obvious that the higher is more packed but the younger one is well-packed. It is also true that it lacks the Head-up display and some other flashy features but on the whole, the interior accent and appeal of the HB make no difference owning the Prius Hybrid.

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid, as the name suggests, has a combination of a hybrid electric motor with the 1.8 L I-4 engine. Together, they have a net power output of 134 hp and a torque surge of 105 lb-ft. This is one of the best in the segment and the most well-balanced power distribution among the rivals. The unit is coupled with an efficient CVT in an FWD layout. Thus, one gets negative oversteer and smooth gear shifting all at once. The Prius Hybrid with this setup is capable of achieving a top speed of up to 110 mph which paints the overtaking maneuvering. 

Model

2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2014 Honda Insight Hybrid

2014 Chevrolet Volt

MSRP

$30,815

$24,705

$34,995

Engine

1.8L I-4/Electric

1.3L I-4/Electric

1.4L I-4/Electric

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

1-Speed Automatic 

Power

(hp @ rpm)

134 @ 5200

98 @ 5800

149

Torque

(lb-ft @ rpm)

105 @ 4000

123 @ 1000

273

0-60 MPH (seconds)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Quarter mile (seconds)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top speed (mph)

110

113

100

In comparison, it is a realization that the Prius Hybrid might not be the fastest one when subjected to pure street racing but tell you what, it is not meant for that at all. Just for the record’s sake, the Honda Insight achieves the highest top speed of 113 mph while the Toyota sibling Prius C is slower than the former by some hundredth of a second altogether. Moreover, it is also advisable not to let this specific figure guide you to make a call to one over another. Since the data for them is not available it is quite a difficult one to conclude.

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Fuel Economy

9.0/10

There has been a lot of charm tagged to the Prius name and fuel economy is one of those. A whopping mileage of 49 mpg in the city, 51 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg on a daily basis is simply of the segment-leading cader. And that too when coupled with the 10.6 gallons of the fuel tank, the range shoots up to 540 miles. This is by far the most one can achieve with a significant gap against the rivals. These numbers can even exceed when the only electric drive is also engaged. 

Model

2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2014 Honda Insight Hybrid

2014 Chevrolet Volt

MPG (city)

49

41

35

MPG (Highway)

51

44

40

MPG (Combined)

50

42

37

Fuel Capacity

10.6

10.6

9.3

Range (City/highway)

519.4/540.6

434.6/466.4

325.5/372

Well, the Toyota sibling Prius C is quite a competitor to the Prius Hybrid but even it has to struggle in the matter of range. Others like Insight and Volt are far behind the aforementioned. The range ceases to have a relative difference of at least 100 miles. It becomes impressive as the Toyota Prius Hybrid achieves this with a comparatively bigger engine capacity. Hence, it is way more practical than others to own. 

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Interior

7.0/10

Well, expecting too much from a 5-door hatchback would be immaterial on one’s end. Yet it has been given some decent touches which may turn around the scenario for you if that matches your status quo. Starting with the power-heated and electric-actuated seats which are wrapped with the Synthetic Leather Softex in the HB Advanced, the narrative does mention the leather upholstery on the steering wheel and door inserts for the same. On the other hand, the HB goes on to replicate a few of the comforts like the automatic air conditioning and under-seat ventilation but the following does lack the touch of leatherette for many units which the HB Advanced does not.

Model

2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2014 Honda Insight Hybrid

2014 Chevrolet Volt

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

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

38.6/54.9/42.5

38.4/52.7/42.3

37.8/56.52/42.05

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

37.6/53.1/36

36.4/50.4/33

36.02/53.9/34.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

21.6

15.9

10.6

After the description, comes the climax where it becomes much clearer what the plot is all about. The spaciousness inside the Toyota Prius Hybrid along with cargo capacity is just fascinating. It allows you to take in 5 but the 5th being a child would be a preferred one. Other rivals are also somewhat close to the standard figures except for the Volt as it is easy to spot with naked eyes that squeezed spacing. Thus, the Prius Hybrid comes out with flying colors in this domain. Some of the features are:

  • Power-heated and electric-actuated seats
  • Synthetic Leather Softex
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather upholstery on steering wheel and inserts

How intuitive is the 2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid’s infotainment unit?

The 2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid gets a series of technology packs that is sufficient for your craving irrespective of the trims. The Entune with 6.1” Display Unit along with SiriusXM satellite radio is among those which take on your vision in the first place when entering the cabin of HB. 

This gets bigger with HB Advanced to 7”. Further adding to the same Darwin Evolution, the 6-speaker audio unit becomes premium with the 8 JBL GreenEdge speakers. One also has the privilege to try out the Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity and HDD navigation which has been integrated into it. Some of the features are:

  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity 
  • HDD navigation
  • 6.1” Display Unit
  •  8 JBL GreenEdge speakers
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Exterior

8.0/10

The Prius Hybrid is a simple and sober-looking hatchback. The hatchback is adorned with the black grille on the fascia with backward converging headlamps which give it aggressive imagery but not to any superlative extent. The whole chassis rests on the 15" x 6J 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels which do not seem to serve any trim purpose in terms of exterior appeal. The rear is generally underappreciated in a hatchback but the Prius deviated from the normalcy as it has a lip spoiler along with stainless steel- finish exhaust to give it a little bit of sportiness.

Model

2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2014 Honda Insight Hybrid

2014 Chevrolet Volt

Curb Weight (lbs)

3165

2767

3786

Length (in.)

176.4

172.3

177.1

Width (in.)

68.7

66.7

70.4

Height (in.)

58.7

56.2

56.64

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.3

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

100.4

105.7

Despite being one of the heaviest and lengthiest cars among all, the Prius Hybrid is still within the extremities. This allows it to give comfort inside without any compromise with the handling dynamics and control stability. The truly compact one is the Prius C and it also tends to be the lightest one as well. Both of these factors together make it fundamentally stable and give one the confidence to go a bit reckless around the corners. The Volt and Insight are smaller in number than the Prius Hybrid but are on the same level as that of the latter. Some of the features are:

  • 15" x 6J 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels
  • Black Grille
  • Auto-Off Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps
  • Lip Spoiler

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Safety

8.0/10

The 2014 Toyota Hybrid Prius is one of the best and most real-time tested hybrids which grabs the “Top Safety Pick+” award by IIHS for scoring a Good rating across all domains. On top of that, it has a 4-star rating for its rollover worthiness in the NHTSA. 

To our dismay, the Prius Hybrid has not yet been tested in other parameters to date for the same. Apart from these ratings, one gets Electronic Stability Control and Safety Connect Emergency Sos to fill in the void of active aids. Moreover, it has optional advanced features which include the Additional Safety Package and Pre-Collision System. Some of the features are:

  • Pre-Collision System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Safety Connect Emergency Sos
  • Side Impact Beams

2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Final Verdict

The Toyota Prius Hybrid is simply the best among the rivals. There is hardly any segment where it has not left its impression. The embossing of its practicality and economic-friendliness are going to attract a huge customer base and it is worthy of the same as well. Thus, keep your eyes close and hit the pedal to drive you to this beautiful engineering.