2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback

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2017 MODEL
$27,100 - $33,100 See Inventory Prices

Detailed Review

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is a powerful gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback which offers high-level technology. The Prius Prime Hatchback is one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. The car is priced at $27,100 for the base variant and $33,100 for the higher trim variant. The latest iteration of Prius Prime is very spacious and pleasing on the inside.

The Prius Prime Hatchback features a powerful 1.8L 4-Cylinder engine with CVT Automatic, transmission mode which delivers excellent performance, and fuel economy. The Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback 2017 gives a tough competition to its competitors like the Chevrolet Volt (LT), the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid in terms of features, engine, exterior, and interior looks.


7.5/10
Features

 

7.7/10
Engine

 

7.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.4/10
Interior

 

7.5/10
Exterior

 

8.3/10
Safety

 
 
 

The car is available in three trims options. In addition to having an electric motor and a 4-cylinder gas engine, the car now packs a much bigger battery which improves the car fuel economy. The Toyota Prius Prime flaunts an aggressive styling and better handling than the predecessor. Being a mid-range Hatchback the car offers comfortable cabin space and cargo volume which surely makes one of the strongest cars in the competition in this segment.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Features

7.5/10

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback comes in three trims starting with the base model the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Plus. The base model 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Plus offer features like 4.2-inch multi-touch infotainment display, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), intelligent controls as standard. The base variant of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Plus starts at $27,100. The car is available in front-wheel drive option.

Trim

Plus

Premium

Advanced

MSRP

$27,100

$28,800

$33,100

Key

Features

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • LED taillights and stop lights
  • Charge port with illumination and charging indicator light
  • 4.2-inch Information Display with Energy Monitor, Hybrid System Indicator and Eco Score, Eco Savings Record, Drive Monitor, Eco Diary, climate control, driver support systems, audio system content, and navigation system content
  • Predictive Efficient Drive
  • SofTex seats with seatback and armrest; 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support; Quad-LED projector headlights with auto on/off and automatic level control,
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Push Button Start with Smart Key System and remote illuminated entry
  • Integrated LED fog lights and LED accent lights
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation,6 App Suite and Prime Apps8 includes Entune Multimedia Bundle43 (11.6-in. AM/FM, HD display, MP3/WMA capability, 10 JBL Edge speakers, audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Premium also offers features like LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Quad-LED projector, predictive efficient drive, and smart key system as standard. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Premium starts at $28,800. The car is available in front-wheel drive option.

Finally, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Advanced variant offers Integrated LED Fog Lights with LED accent lights, Entune Premium Audio with Navigation, and Smart Key System. The 2017 Toyota Prius Hatchback Advanced is priced at $33,100. The car is available in front-wheel drive option.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Engine

7.7/10

"The Prius offers little in the way of driving enjoyment and refinement, and acceleration runs will give you time to ponder the meaning of life." -Car and Driver

The base variant of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback, the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Plus offers a 1.8L 4cyl engine which can generate 121 hp at 5200 rpm with 105 lb-ft of torque. The car uses a CVT automatic transmission. This car is available in the front-wheel-drive option.

Models

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

MSRP

$27,100

$34,095

$22,200

$25,675

Engine

1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT-i

1.5L Direct Injection (DI) DOHC 4-cylinder

1.6L GDI DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder

2.0L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 Hybrid

Transmission

CVT automatic

CVT Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

CVT Automatic

Horsepower

121 hp

149 hp

139 hp

188 hp

Torque

105 lb-ft

294 lb-ft

109 lb-ft

129 lb-ft

The other variants of the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Premium, and the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Advanced also offer the same 1.8L 4cyl engine which can generate 121 hp engine with 105 lb-ft of torque. The car uses a CVT automatic transmission. all of these above models are available in the front-wheel-drive option.

Acceleration

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback engine loses the competition with a score of 10.9 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH. Meanwhile, its competitor the Ford Fusion Hybrid S wins the competition with the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback 2017 in the acceleration with a score of 7.4 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH.

Models

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

0-60 MPH

10.9 sec

7.8 sec

8.1 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter mile

18.2 sec

15.9 sec

16.8 sec

12.9 sec

Engine

1.8L

1.5L

1.6L

2.0L

Emission

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

N/A

1.3

3.0

4.2

Whereas the other competitors of the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback 2017, the Chevrolet Volt (LT) can hit 0-60 MPH in 7.8 seconds while the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid took 8.1 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH.

Ride and Handling

The riding experience with the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is very good that what the other competitors offer. The car is very smooth and steady and but the car may get harsh on rough surfaces. The steering on the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback 2017 is very smooth and responsive.

The newly improved engine on the Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is very powerful than the last year model and the engine is always is always ready to generate all the power you need. The engine is very smooth and may sound a little harsh when the car crosses 60 MPH. The front visibility and the driving, viewing angles are very good while riding.

The reverse parking sensors on the car are helpful for a Hatchback like Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback 2017 and they are very well-packed with a rear parking system. The car offers a spacious cabin making the riding experience very comfortable.

Braking

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback packs a 10.0-inch disk braking system. Although offering a 10.0-inch braking system than the competitors the car is almost equal in the braking and stopping department with the competitors with a stopping distance in stopping from 60-0 MPH.

Model

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

Brake Front (in.)

10.0

10.8

11.0

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

10.2

10.0

10.3

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3365

3543

2996

3668

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

120

124

127

The Ford Fusion Hybrid S loses in the braking department with a stopping distance of 127 feet followed by Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid with a stopping distance of 124 feet. The Chevrolet Volt (CT) offers 10.8-inch brakes and wins the competition in the brakes department with a stopping distance of 120 feet from 0-60 MPH.

 

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Fuel Economy

7.6/10

The fuel economy is one of the very important points to consider while buying a car. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback delivers good fuel economy when compared with the competition with 55 mpg in the city and about 53 mpg on the Highway. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid wins the competition and which delivers an impressive mileage than the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback.

Model

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

MPG (city)

55

43

57

43

MPG (highway)

53

42

59

41

MPG (combined)

54

42

58

42

The Chevrolet Volt (LT), the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S deliver about 43 mpg, 57 mpg, and 43 mpg in the city and 42 mpg, 59 mpg, and 41 mpg on the highway respectively. In addition to this, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid delivers the most combined mileage with 58 mpg (combined) when compared with the other competitors of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Interior

8.4/10

"Up front, the seats are comfortable, supportive, and roomy. From the driver’s seat, there’s great front and side visibility. " -Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Chevrolet Volt (LT), the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S allows up to 5 people to be seated at once. Whereas the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback allows up to 4 people to be seated at once. The interior cabin is very large and designed with the excellent in quality high-quality premium elements.

Model

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

Passenger capacity

4

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.4/54.2/43.2

37.8/56.5/42.1

39.1/56.1/42.2

39.2/57.8/44.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.2/53.0/33.4

35.8/53.2/34.7

37.4/55/35.7

37.8/56.9/38.3

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is in the second spot with available front headroom, shoulder room, and legroom are 39.4 (in), 54.2 (in), and 43.2 (in) in the front respectively. There is a decent amount of headroom, shoulder, and legroom in the second row with 37.2 (in), 53.0 (in), 33.4 (in) respectively.

Infotainment System

The latest model of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback features an 11.6-inch touchscreen center stacked infotainment display which can be used for navigation in higher trims options. 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback base trims variants get a 4.2-inch infotainment display. The car also features on steering controls which include buttons to interact with the infotainment system in the car.

The sound system on the car very good and provides a delighting music experience and is connected with features like Entune Premium Audio system. In addition to this, the system comes with a 10 speaker Surround System including tweeters, Bluetooth connectivity, USB 2.0 Ports, an AM/FM CD Player with an HD Radio. The Entune Premium Audio System, Steering mounted controls, Integrated Voice Controls are popular features in the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback.

Cargo Capacity

Model

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

19.8

10.6

26.5

12.0

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback offers a decent cargo space with 19.8 cubic-feet at Whereas the other competitors of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback; the Chevrolet Volt (LT), the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S offer 10.6 cubic feet, 26.5 cubic feet, and 12.0 cubic feet of cargo capacity respectively.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Exterior

7.5/10

"Virtually every competitor is more attractive to our collective eye. Still, the shape is there to cheat the wind, not please the soul. " -Car and Driver

Dimensions and Weight

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback weighs about 3365 lbs. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the smallest car in length with 176.0 (in) when compared with Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback, the Chevrolet Volt (LT), and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S. Meanwhile, the Ford Fusion Hybrid S is the longest car with a length of 191.7 (in). In addition to this, the Ford Fusion Hybrid S is the bulkiest car when compared with the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback with a curb weight of 3668 lbs and 191.8 (in).

Model

Toyota prius prime plus

Chevrolet volt (LT)

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (Blue)

Ford Fusion Hybrid S

Curb weight (lbs.)

3365

3543

2996

3668

Length(in)

182.9

180.4

176.0

191.8

Width(in)

69.3

71.2

71.7

72.9

Height(in)

57.9

56.4

56.9

58.0

Ground clearance (in)

4.8

5.5

5.3

6.2

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106.1

106.3

112.2

Track width (in) F/R

60.2/60.6

60.6/61.8

61.5/62.1

62.3/62.0

 

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback has a ground clearance of 4.8 (in) whereas the Chevrolet has a ground clearance of 5.5 (in), Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has a ground clearance of 5.3, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S has a ground clearance of 6.2 (in). The Curb weight of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is 3365 lbs. Whereas the Curb Weights of the Chevrolet Volt (LT), the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S are 3543 lbs, 2996 lbs, and 3668 lbs respectively. Meanwhile, the wheelbase of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is 106.3 (in). Whereas the wheelbase for the Chevrolet Volt (LT), the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid S are 106.1 (in), 106.3 (in), and 112.2 (in) respectively.

Exterior Features

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is a very stylish and classy looking Hatchback from every angle from Toyota. The car comes with LED Daytime Running Lights DRL lights, Fog Lights, Quad LED headlights and rear windshield wiper. The car uses a 15 X 6.5 In alloy wheel as standard.

  • Rear Wiper/Washer
  • LED DRL Lights
  • Quad LED Headlights
  • LED Projector Beam

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Safety

8.3/10

The latest model of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback offers some important safety features implemented with some new technologies from Toyota. The car comes with safety equipment from Toyota Safety Sense P suite, which comes with forwarding collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.

The car has received an impressive 4-star rating with 92% in rollover section. The car has received a 5-star rating in the front crash and side wreck.

Safety Features

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback comes with advanced safety features like the Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Airbag System protection including a driver knee airbag and a front passenger seat cushion airbag, Child-safety lock and other safety features as listed below.

  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System
  • Driver and front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags, passenger seat cushion airbag, drivers knee airbag and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on rear seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Tire Repair System

 

IIHS Ratings

Small overlap front driver side

Good

Small overlap front passenger side

Not rated

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

Front crash prevention

Superior

Headlights

Acceptable

Child seats anchors (LATCH)

Good

NHTSA not rated

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Competition

Toyota Prius Prime  Vs. Chevrolet Volt (LT)

The Chevrolet Volt (LT) is one of the most powerful cars in this lineup which offers some best in class features and a high-performance engine. The Chevrolet Volt (LT) is priced at a much higher price than the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback but you get more for what you pay. The Chevrolet Volt (LT) costs you $34,095 whereas the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback will cost you $27,100.

Toyota Prius Prime Vs. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the best alternatives to the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback which offer a more powerful engine, acceleration power, features, and fuel economy. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is priced at a cheaper price than the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback but you get more for what you pay. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback will cost you $27,100 whereas the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid costs you $22,200.

Toyota Prius Prime Vs. Ford Fusion Hybrid S

The Ford Fusion is the best alternatives to the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback which offers more power, acceleration speed, and braking power. The car is priced at a cheaper price than the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback which is at $25,675 whereas the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is priced at $27,100

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Final Verdict

The 2017 Toyota Prius Hatchback is a great car from Toyota with best in class engine specifications, stunning exterior, and interior look. But the lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which you can find as a standard feature in most of the cars. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback offers more safety features than any of its competitors like pedestrian detection and lane detection.

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback is priced at $27,100. But if you want a Hatchback car with more power than the Ford Fusion Hybrid S and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid are the best options available. The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is cheaper than the 2017 Toyota Prius Hatchback but offers some best in the class engine, fuel economy features and comfortable driving and handling experience.

Pros

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Quad LED projector headlights

Integrated LED fog lights

Impressive Fuel Economy of more than 50 mpg (combined)

Cons

The car does not have support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

What's New?

Safety Sense package

High Tech Safety Features

Keyless entry

Smart key system

Rear parking system

Improved engine


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27100

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

4

top speed

101 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

110 cu. in.

horsepower

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

105 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

10.2 in. ventilated front disc/10 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.9 in.

width

69.3 in.

height

57.9 in.

curb weight

3365 lbs.

ground clearance

4.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

91.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

19.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

31.3 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

10.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

17.9 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

184 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

55/54/53 mpg

highway range

598.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback in Titanium Glow color  2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback in Magnetic Gray Metallic color  2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback in Hypersonic Red color  2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback in Classic Silver Metallic color  2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback in Blue Magnetism color  2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback in blizzard pearl color
Titanium Glow

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine

7.7

Fuel Economy

7.6

Interior

8.4

Exterior

7.5

Safety

8.3

Driving

8.6

Comfort

8.3

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Plus

Plus

power
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
54 combined

$27,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Plus 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $27,100 MSRP (55/54/53) 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
cvt front wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Premium

Premium

power
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
54 combined

$28,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $28,800 MSRP (55/54/53) 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
cvt front wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback Advanced

Advanced

power
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
54 combined

$33,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Advanced 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $33,100 MSRP (55/54/53) 121 hp @ 5200 rpm, 1.8 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
cvt front wheel drive 4 NA

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