2008 Toyota Prius Review

2008 Toyota Prius photo
  1. Original MSRP$20,950 - $23,220
  2. Price Range$4,500 - $8,988
  3. Average Selling Price$6,652
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)48/45 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesLiftback

User Reviews for 2008 Toyota Prius

4.3
13 Reviews
5 Star

46.2%

4 Star

38.5%

3 Star

15.4%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

0%

Interior

3.7

Exterior

4.3

Performance

4.0

Family

4.0

Cost

4.0

by Wade Wilson on July 3, 2019

The Gen 2 Prius is the most amazing car ever built.
"If you have a gen 2 prius and you want to sell it. Lmk. I want them all!"
Interior

5.0

Exterior

5.0

Performance

5.0

Family

5.0

Cost

5.0


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by Mikes Toyota on December 26, 2018

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"Battery too expensive to replace. Otherwise good. Interior is very roomyfor size. Not a very quiet ride. Navagationnot very good. It takes you on wrong routes"
Interior

4.0

Good layout
Exterior

4.0

Holds up good
Performance

3.0

Fair for engine size
Family

3.0

Very roomy interior
Cost

2.0

NJ

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by Chas on November 5, 2016

Good car
"Reliable even with high mileage. Hybrid battery should not be a concern. The vehicle is a great option for students and young couples."
Interior

2.0

Vehicle had evidence of previous smokers which was an issue, also burn marks.
Exterior

4.0

Performance

4.0

Family

4.0

Cost

5.0

Excellent gas mileage.

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by CA Car Buyer on October 19, 2015

"I needed a new car after my Camry was totaled by an idiot and I wanted to get a green car, friendly to the environment. The 2008 Prius is a prize, and I get 45 mpg. Only costs me about $12 to fill 'er up."

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by Alex on August 14, 2015

"Before make the decision I bring the car to Toyota authorized dealer for buyer inspection, it comes out the water pump was leaking, oil intake need to check and the rear brake need adjustment "

by raypmiami on August 9, 2015

"I bought the car approx. 6 years ago with 4800 miles. I wanted a hybrid because I was doing a lot of city driving and I wanted to save on gas. I also bought an 100,000 mile extended warranty. One of the things I like about the car are the leather seats. Overall the car has been good. It averages approx 42 mpg, a little less in the summer and a little higher in winter. Had one major repair - the hybrid controller at approx 78, 000 miles, It was covered under Toyota's warranty. "

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by Teja on July 29, 2015

"Bought it for Commute purposes, better fuel average. But the pickup is very low on the lower gears but gets better as we move beyond 30mph. "

by Wayne on July 11, 2015

"The most reliable, low-maintenance car ever! I bought this car to save fuel commuting and was pleasantly surprised at how much money it saved on maintenance too. I sold it at 120,000 miles and it still had the original brake pads and they still have penty of wear left on them. All I had to do was keep the oil and filters changed. "

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by BJ on May 7, 2015

"I bought the Toyota Prius mainly because of the high rating it received from previous owners of the vehicle as reported in Consumer Reports. I like the seating comfort. It doesn't feel like being in a small car. It performs very well. I can't say anything I don't like about this car. "

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by WCHUNKAI on April 6, 2015

"Fuel economy is improved in this car. I can get average 45 mpg highway/city. The power is OK. The gas engine is a little bit noisy compare with my old 1995 Toyota Avalon. I didn't get any problem of gas filling in Nebraska. I'm not very tall, so the midsize car is just right for me."

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by PAUL HACKETT on December 23, 2014

"We are smitten with the Prius and have been through some tough moments after the purchase. We noticed wavy scratches in the display screen. Later with CARFAX we found in 2010 it had a front quarter repair after an accident, which CARFAX reported but the selling company salesperson said they checked with some other company that did not have record of the accident. We believe the accident spoiled the display screen. We had the screen display replaced and selling company and we divided the cost, aftermarket screen $582 total cost. We learned low rolling resistance Michelin tires will increase the mileage, but with the drop on gas prices we will hold off on that at this time. Yes, we love the car. Thanks for asking. "

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by RAVI on December 16, 2014

"I buy before a month ago, i am happy with space, interior, functionality etc but I love its fuel efficiency. Its great decision to move from corolla to prius."

by MIKE on November 19, 2014

"We lost our commuter car to a deer and needed a replacement. The Prius was a surprisingly affordable used car. I crunched the numbers and even after considering the possibility of replacing the battery the Prius best out the VW diesel, honda civic hybrid, and Hyundai Elantra. The interior is a little flimsy. The arm rest, for example, in almost everyone I looked at was starting to fray. But the reliability and comfort of the ride (interior and actual ride) more than make up for it. Backing up using the camera is necessary because of here low visibility caused by the aerodynamic design it takes some getting use to. All in all I would definitely make the same choice again.. This is a great car. Affordable and reliable. "

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CARFAX Info for 2008 Toyota Prius

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2008 Toyota Prius Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2008 Toyota Prius for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(31)
Good Value
(31)
Fair Value
(28)
No Badge
(54)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

74%

CARFAX 1-Owner

48%

Personal Use

100%

Service History

99%

2008 Toyota Prius Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2008 Toyota Prius is $4,500 - $8,988. The average selling price is $6,652. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$20,950 - $23,220
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2008 Toyota Prius based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$4,500 - $8,988
Average Selling Price
$6,652
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2008 Toyota Prius on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,460 - $9,770
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2008 Toyota Prius Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. Standard$4,995 - $9,500$6,927$4,750 - $7,970
  3. Touring$5,615 - $8,111$7,067$5,050 - $9,770

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