Toyota Prius has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the most eco-friendly cars. The aerodynamic design of the car carries a sporty and aggressive posture. The snub-nose facade is quite noticeable. The radiator grille does not occupy a lot of space on the front of the car. Front side skirts are added to give a sporty look. The roof has a smooth curve with an antenna in the middle. There is plenty of room in the cabin for passengers to sit comfortably. The front seats are slim to give enough leg room for rear passengers.

Toyota Prius has a hybrid engine. It can run on fuel and electricity. It has a 1.8 litre petrol engine that has a displacement capacity of 1798 cc along with a maximum power of 97 bhp and torque of 142 Nm. You also have the option to switching to a 650 V electric motor that produces 80 bhp and 207 Nm. Systems like Atkinson cycle, a cooled EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system and electric water pump helps the engine use fuel efficiently.

The audio system supports media players and phones and has 8 speakers in the cabin. The electronically controlled brake system provides sufficient support to the brakes. Shock absorbers ensure the passengers have a comfortable drive. The car comes with several airbags for passengers.

Audi A4 and Toyota Camry are similar cars in the same range. Toyota Prius easily delivers better mileage than both of its competitors.

There are two Toyota Prius variants.

1. Toyota Prius Z5

2. Toyota Prius Z6

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
27.11 Lakhs Get on road price
27.11 Lakhs Get on road price


Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 1199
Power 74BHP
Torque 180Nm@2000rpm
No Of Cylinders 3
Transmission MANUAL
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1145

Our Verdict

Toyota Prius debuted in 1997 as one of the world’s first, dependable, green car. This hybrid car became so popular that to date it has retailed over 3.5 million units. This well-intended vehicle was meant to be a low-emission, family car that used both fuel and electrical power to run. It served as a good family car and had an appealing design. But competing with low emission, regular fuel vehicles and hatchbacks and the adaptability quotient were its downsides. The Prius came with a new iterative release in 2012 with many improvements. If you are ec0-conscious, and don’t mind a Hybrid, the Prius is a good choice.