2020 Toyota Prius hybrid


Ranked #6 in Midsize Hatchback

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$25,535 - $32,500

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Key Spec of 2020 Toyota Prius hybrid
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


121 hp @ 5200 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Impressive MPG figures

Exterior looks

Addition of AWD Variant

Superior noise insulation

Acceleration from the Motor

Exterior Styling Updates

Visibility from the Inside

Interior Layout and Quality

New Trim names

Cargo Capacity

Interior Color Scheme

AWD's handling manners

2020 Toyota Prius hybrid Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Amratya Nigam 

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While most of the manufacturers are busy hustling to grab a certain share of the EV segment, the folks at Toyota stay relaxed in their Barcaloungers and watch the show with a coffee mug in their hand. Back when people were just being introduced to the electric vehicle segment, Toyota had already played their card in the form of the Toyota Prius - the first mass-produced hybrid ever. Though it took some time to grab eyes, Toyota stood patient as they had already foreseen where the automotive industry was heading to.

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LE$25,535 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitoring w/ rear cross-traffic alert
  • Parking sensors

XLE$28,375 onwards

  • Keyless entry (front & passenger) door
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Softex simulated leather upholstery
  • Wireless charging pad

Limited$32,500 onwards

  • 11.6-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation system
  • Sunroof


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2019 Toyota PriusHome Delivery
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $2999826 May 2022

2019 Toyota Prius LE hybrid

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

Est. $393/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,362 Below market
RMV: $32,360
Virginia Beach, VA
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2019 Toyota PriusHome Delivery
Price Rise, $100
Previous Price: $2658811 Jul 2022

2019 Toyota Prius LE hybrid

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

Est. $362/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,971 Below market
RMV: $29,659
Placentia, CA
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Price Drop, $4241
Previous Price: $3149716 Jun 2022

2020 Toyota Prius XLE hybrid

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

Est. $370/mo
Good Deal
$2,997 Below market
RMV: $30,253
Moreno Valley, CA
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2019 Toyota Prius LE hybrid

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

Est. $339/mo
Good Deal
$2,716 Below market
RMV: $27,707
Cumming, GA
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2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition hybrid

2020 Edition 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 121 hp 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Est. $407/mo
Good Deal
$3,237 Below market
RMV: $33,232
Chicago, IL
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2020 Toyota Prius L Eco hybrid

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

Est. $347/mo
Good Deal
$2,738 Below market
RMV: $28,297
Chicago, IL
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Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $2643328 Jun 2022

2020 Toyota Prius LE hybrid

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

Est. $357/mo
Good Deal
$2,811 Below market
RMV: $29,144
Lincolnwood, IL
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2019 Toyota Prius L Eco hybrid

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

Est. $380/mo
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$2,933 Below market
RMV: $30,932
Clearwater, FL
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2020 Toyota Prius XLE hybrid

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

Est. $441/mo
Good Deal
$3,252 Below market
RMV: $35,738
Nottingham, MD
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Colors and Styles

2020 Toyota Prius hybrid in blizzard pearl color
blizzard pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Come 2020, the Prius hybrid still remains to be the most talked-about hybrid ever and some people also refer to it as the "Father of hybrids". That said, the Prius hybrid hatchback is stylish, efficient and of course, reliable too. However, the segment is getting crowded gradually and the Prius needs to remind them of its stature.

Toyota has shuffled the trims of the Prius for 2020 with the new trim names being L Eco, LE, XLE, and Limited. While the Engine remains the same as last year, Toyota has updated the NVH levels and refined the motor furthermore. For the tech-hungry guys, Toyota has updated it’s Entune Infotainment Unit that gives smartphone connectivity, Live traffic updates and a whole host of other useful data.

Speaking of prices, the 2020 Toyota Prius’ prices range from $23,770 to over $32,000. While all the trims come with the FWD setup as standard, the AWD-e version is being offered in the LE and XLE trims only. The primary rivals to the Prius now include Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and the Honda Insight.

2020 Toyota Prius Hybrid Front Three-quarter View
2020 Toyota Prius Hybrid Rear Three-quarter View


"Fuel efficiency is its reason for being, and over its production run the car has pushed the entire auto industry to find ways to drive further on less gas." - Motor trend

The 2020 Toyota Prius gets a shuffle in terms of the trims. Available with FWD as standard in the L Eco, LE, XLE and Limited trims, the AWD-e system can be had in just the LE and XLE trims for now. All trims have decent equipment on board and the higher trims come with features like a premium JBL Audio System, Softex upholstery and more.


L Eco














Key Features

2 Rear USB 2.1 Ports

Adds/Upgrades from L Eco

Adds/Upgrades from LE

Adds/Upgrades from XLE


Integrated Backup Camera

Blind Spot Monitor

Softex Trimmed Heated Front Seats, Steering Wheel

11.6" Entune infotainment System with Navigation


Driver's Door Smart Key

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

8 Way power adjust driver seat and 4 power adjust passenger seat

JBL Premium Audio System


Push button Start

Parking Assist

Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging

Toyota Safety Connect


15" 5 Spoke Alloys

Intelligent Clearance SONAR

17" 5 Spoke Alloys

Color Heads Up Display


Toyota Safety Sense

Fog Lights with LED Accents*

Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield wipers

Adaptive Front Lights with Auto-Leveling Headlamps

We recommend

While it's easy for us to recommend the top trim for the kind of features it offers, we would still suggest the base trim as it comes loaded with a decent set of features that most owners would be happy to live with.

Engine and Performance

"Fuel efficiency is the name of the game with the Prius, and the raw performance numbers reflect this"- Edmunds

Engine and transmission of the 2020 Toyota Prius

The motor is a 1.8L Inline-4 unit combined with two electric motors driving each of the front wheels. The joined yield of both the gas and electric plants rises to a sum of 121 HP and 120 lb-ft, which are good figures, however not especially noteworthy. The motor is a mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which is exceptionally effective yet in addition strips the vehicle of any excitement. The Motor is best left at city speeds and feels strained on the highways.


2020 Toyota Prius L

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight






1.8L Inline-4 Naturally Aspirated

1.6L Inline-4 Naturally Aspirated

1.5L Inline-4 Naturally Aspirated



6 Speed DCT










In terms of rivals, the Insight leads the packs in terms of numbers, with the Ioniq following behind closely. The Prius has the lowest numbers in this department and it shows in the performance runs as well.

Acceleration of the 2020 Toyota Prius

The Prius was built with efficiency on the mind and the performance figures are a stark reflection of the same. The Prius fares poorly in the 0-60 runs as compared to its other rivals and reflect a similar story in the quarter mile runs as well. In terms of emission though, the Prius does better as the Prius emits just 3.8 units of CO2 in ton/year.


2020 Toyota Prius 

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight

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Quarter mile(Sec)





1.8L Inline-4

1.6L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)




The Insight impresses with its performance as its the fastest of all the 3 cars here. The Ioniq misses out on the top spot by a small whisker and impresses otherwise.

Ride and Handling of the 2020 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has a very good ride, plush and comfortable. That is due to its soft suspension setup, which absorbs all the bumps on the road. As a consequence of the great ride quality, the handling leaves a bit to be desired. The car wallows under hard cornering and at high speeds, giving the driver an impression of being unstable. The wheels are extremely thin and offer minimal grip, as they were built to provide low rolling resistance and increase fuel efficiency.

Braking of the 2020 Toyota Prius

While the Prius may be a slow performer on the roads in terms of performance, it fares better in the braking department. The 121ft stopping distance from 60MPH to a standstill is a segment standard distance. In terms of tech, the Prius does come with regenerative braking that not only aids in the braking of the prius but makes it more efficient by reducing the wastage of energy lost while braking on a conventional setup.


2020 Toyota Prius

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight

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Brake Rear(inches)




Curb Weight(lbs)




60-0 MPH (ft.)




Fuel Economy

"The EPA estimates the thriftiest Prius Eco will earn up to 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway." - Car and Driver

One of the main areas of focus for manufacturers while building a Hybrid Car is to make it deliver high MPG figures. The Prius manages to achieve this feat well as it manages to deliver a combined MPG figure of 52. On the highway, the Prius can do 54MPG and ensure that there are fewer fuel stops on the road to your destination.


2020 Toyota Prius

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight

MPG (City)




MPG (Highway)




MPG (Combined)




Compared to its rivals, the Prius falls slightly behind it's adversaries. The Ioniq leads the pack as far as mileage figures go. The Insight falls marginally short of the Ioniq's figures but manages to deliver more than the Prius.


Consider that a larger-than-average chunk of the Prius's cost is directed to make possible its advanced powertrain, and the amount of plastic in the interior starts to make sense even as it left us wanting for better trimmings- Caranddriver.com

Styling and comfort of the 2020 Toyota Prius

The Prius seats 4 passengers in comfort, and squeezing in 5 wouldn't be too far of a stretch. There is ample headroom, shoulder room and legroom at both the front and rear seats. The competition is just a few inches ahead though, with the Prius losing out on shoulder room to every contender in the segment. The legroom for the rear passengers is also disappointing.

Stepping into the car will reveal where most of the money went. Hint: It's not the interiors. One of the drawbacks of being a hybrid is the cost of its advanced drivetrain. Thus, the manufacturer has to compromise in other areas to bring the costs down, and it shows. The dash is plastic-y and a little cheap, though the seats are sturdy and comfy. The car does not offer a few essentials, such as lumbar and thigh support and rear AC vents.


2020 Toyota Prius

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight

Passenger capacity




Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (Inch)




Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (Inch)




Infotainment System of the 2020 Toyota Prius

  • 4.2" MID with customizable screens
  • 2 Rear USB 2.1 ports
  • JBL Premium Audio System
  • 12.1" Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • AM/FM/HD Radio with Bluetooth
  • Advanced Voice Recognition
  • Siri Eyes Free, SiriusXM Radio with 3 Months subscription
  • Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay

Interior features of the 2020 Toyota Prius

  • Auto-Dimming RVM with Homelink
  • 1 12V front outlet and Qi compatible wireless charging pad
  • Rear Dome and Cargo light
  • Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Multi-Function Steering with Tilt/Telescopic adjust
  • 6-way adjustable driver's seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats with Armrests
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start

Cargo Capacity of the 2020 Toyota Prius

All Toyota's in the world have been famed for their durability, reliability and practicality and the 2020 Prius is no different either. The Prius offers a massive 24.6 cu.ft. Of cargo space and can accommodate even more with its split folding 60/40 rear seats.


2020 Toyota Prius

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight

Volume (cubic feet)





Not much on the road looks like a 2020 Toyota Prius. Whether that's a good thing is debatable, but we're still not sold on the hybrid's snout"one too many lines, perhaps- Thecarconnection.com

Dimension and Design of the 2020 Toyota Prius

Looking at the way the 2020 Prius looks, it's clearly evident styling wasn't the 1st priority of the designers at Toyota. The Prius' strong point doesn't lie in its styling and it's sure not going to win any beauty contests. In terms of the dimensions, the Prius is at par with its nearest rival, the Ioniq. We do like the overall design of the prius and appreciate the 5.1" of ground clearance as standard.


2020 Toyota Prius

2020 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid

2020 Honda Insight

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Ground clearance(inch)








Exterior features of the 2020 Toyota Prius

  • Bi-LED projector low- and high-beam headlights with auto on/off feature
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights
  • LED Taillights and Stoplights
  • Heated power outside mirrors with folding feature
  • 17" 5 Spoke Alloys
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper


The Safety rating of the 2020 Toyota Prius

Safety feature should be one of the biggest buying factors while considering a car, and Toyota Prius impresses with good ratings all around. There isn't a Euro NCAP rating for the car yet, but the ratings by NHTSA and IIHS offer plenty of information regarding this particular field.

Safety features of the 2020 Toyota Prius

  • Toyota offers a plethora of safety features on the Prius as standards, such
  • Star Safety System"includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all rear seats
  • Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS)
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA)
  • Color Head-Up Display (HUD) with speedometer, navigation and Hybrid System Indicator
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Engine immobilizer


2020 Toyota Prius vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq is the newest entrant in the hybrid hatchback space and does come with it's unique set of advantages. The Ioniq beats the Prius hands down when it comes to the tech on offer and in the looks department as well. The Hyundai is the sportier of the 2 to drive on the roads as well and the more composed of the duo on the highways as well. The Toyota takes the lead in terms of the build quality, MPG figures and the resale value.

2020 Toyota Prius vs. 2020 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight was Honda's answer to the Popular Prius and boy has it been close since then. The Insight feels a tad premium than the Prius and is packed with a higher set of features on the inside as well. The Insight has the better motor of the 2 as well as it it's more efficient and a better performer than the Toyota's unit. In terms of the looks, there isn't much differentiating the duo much but in terms of pricing, the Honda takes the lead and hence is the clear winner of the two.

Final Verdict

The 2020 Toyota Prius remains an amazing little vehicle that takes care of business without much whine and dramatization. While we would have wanted more oomph from the Prius, prospective buyers won't necessarily look for the same in a vehicle of this kind. The Prius does well in ferrying people from Point A to Point or daily errands, without burning a hole in your pocket in terms of the Gas mileage and comparatively lower emissions. With the addition of the AWD system, the Prius now presents itself as a more confident handling package and a more practical one as well. So, if you are planning on buying a tried and trusted Hybrid that gives complete peace of mind and reliability, look no further than the 2020 Prius.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
horse power

121 hp @ 5200 rpm


Continuously variable speed Automatic


180 in


106.3 in


69.3 in

curb weight

3210 lbs


58.1 in

Ground Clearance

5.3 lbs

passenger volume

93.1 cu ft

cargo volume

24.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

48/46/43 mpg

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Toyota Prius hybrid 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $36,693
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
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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