More than just a fuel-efficient commuter car with great gas mileage, the 2011 Toyota Prius offers modern technologies and a versatile cabin, which means that it’s a great car for families, too. The Prius also has aerodynamic styling for a distinctive exterior design.
The Prius is a compact hybrid hatchback that seats five. The Prius Two is the base model, and it’s joined in the lineup by Three, Four and Five trim levels. The standard hybrid powertrain is built around a four-cylinder engine, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive.
The Prius was redesigned for 2010 and carries over unchanged for 2011.
Designed to cut through the wind with its unique shape, the Prius is more aerodynamic than a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette. When compared with the previous generation model, the 2011 Prius also wears strong body lines and a subtle hood bulge that flows back from its grille badge. Other striking details include feathered headlights and large vertical taillights.
Halogen headlights, LED taillamps, LED stop lamps, heated power-adjustable mirrors, a rear spoiler and 15-inch covered aluminum-alloy wheels are standard. The Prius offers options like automatic LED headlights, fog lights, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a power moonroof with solar panels. These panels can generate enough electricity to run an automatic ventilation system that keeps your parked car cool inside on sunny days.
The Prius has an unusual interior design that moves the instrument panel to the top of a smoothly molded upper dashboard. The center climate vents are disguised between the dash levels for a sophisticated touch. It also gets a stylish curved setting for the gearshift lever and center stack. The Prius is equipped with spacious front seats and standard 60/40-split folding rear seats. With the seats up, the Prius gets 21.6 cubic feet of storage in the rear cargo hold.
Standard features include fabric upholstery, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way manually adjustable front-passenger seat, automatic climate control, cruise control, power accessories and a multifunction steering wheel with a tilt-and-telescoping column. Leather upholstery, push-button start and a heated driver’s seat are among the car’s top options.
The Prius’ standard hybrid system combines a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, a nickel-metal hydride battery and an electric motor. This setup delivers 134 horsepower, which is managed by a CVT. Front-wheel drive is standard in all models.
This hybrid car earns fuel economy ratings of 49/46 mpg city/highway. In comparison, Toyota’s Camry Hybrid delivers an EPA-estimated 31/35 mpg.
A six-speaker audio system is standard with an AM/FM stereo, CD player and auxiliary input jack. The optional JBL sound system bundles eight speakers, satellite radio and Bluetooth for handsfree calling. A touchscreen navigation system and USB port are also available.
The Prius offers driver-assistance options such as adaptive cruise control, automatic forward emergency braking, automatic parking assistance, a backup camera, forward-collision warning and lane-keeping assistance.
"It is the best vehicle by far that I have ever owned. The only problem I have had is replacing tires when they have worn out. Standard maintenance. I change the oil with full synthetic 0W20 every 10,000 miles per manufacturer recommendation. I get between 46 to 50.3 mpg.
I love the sweeping dash board curved dash board. It attractively presents the digital displays and give a very futuristic appearance.
The cargo capacity with the back seat folded down is amazing. I can easily haul a 7 foot Christmas tree, or ski's.
The interior is also very comfortable. I can easily drive 8 hours straight and not get tired. Part of this is because the car is so smooth and quiet.
I love the sleek design. It has a low drag coefficient from the front, but from behind it is design to catch the air to help push you along when you have a tail wind.
I have aluminum wheels and they look great. I had to have my rear spoiler repainted because of UV damage. Now it is fine again.
The car has no problem with acceleration or climbing hills. The only limiting factor is whether I want the great mileage or not. I can easily do 100 on a long steep hill, but I don't because the fun is getting great mileage.
Extremely easy access from both the front and rear doors. The cargo capacity is amazing.
The vehicle is the least expensive vehicle in terms of maintenance that I have ever owned. I've never owned a car with more than 4 cylinders, but I have had lease cars with 6 cylinders. Of all the vehicles, this one is by far the least expensive to own and operate. I do take care of it though to keep it that way.
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2011 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 2011 Toyota Prius is $6,531 - $11,349.
The average selling price is $8,695.
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$22,120 - $28,790
This is the price range for the 2011 Toyota Prius based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$6,531 - $11,349
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