2008 Toyota Prius  -  $23,625


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,625
Base Invoice: $21,814
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 48 | Hwy: 45
Body Style: 5dr HB (Natl)
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 1.5L DOHC EFI VVT-i 16-valve 4-cyl engine

Model Highlights

The super-frugal Prius, with its Hybrid Synergy Drive, has sophisticated electric-drive componentry and a battery system that allows energy to be recovered from coasting and braking. In the Prius, a 76-horsepower, 1.5L four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle gasoline engine is paired with a 50-kilowatt electric drive motor. Together, the two produce 110 horsepower, delivered through a planetary-gear continuously variable transmission (CVT). As opposed to some other "mild hybrid" models, the Prius is a "full hybrid," meaning that the system not only turns the gasoline engine off when it's not needed; it also has the capability to run at low speeds on electric power alone for short distances.

The system enables the Prius to get one of the best fuel-efficiency ratings ever--48 city, 45 highway, according to the EPA. Prius is also certified as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) and as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV), and may qualify for tax incentives, parking, or carpool lane privileges depending on the locality.

Inside, the Prius is considerably roomier than you might expect given its compact exterior dimensions and aerodynamic five-door liftback shape, but with 96.2 cubic feet of passenger room it's classified as a mid-size car. The Prius has room for five, with a roomy back seat and 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Rear seatbacks can be folded forward for expanded cargo capacity. The instrument panel is especially attention-getting, with a display screen that monitors the hybrid system and a small fingertip shift lever replacing a conventional shift knob.

The Prius is better equipped than many other frugal sedans. Automatic climate control, a six-speaker CD sound system, power side mirrors, and power windows and locks are standard.

Major options include leather seating, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, a Smart Key entry/ignition system, a voice-activated navigation system, an upgraded JBL audio system that includes nine speakers, a CD changer, a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface, an input jack, and MP3 capability.

The Touring Edition brings a sportier appearance and feel to the Prius. The model includes a "European-tuned" suspension, 16-inch alloy wheels, HID headlamps, and integrated fog lamps.

Anti-lock brakes with brake assist are standard, as are front seat-mounted side air bags, along with side-curtain bags for all outboard occupants. Vehicle stability control (VSC), which can help retain control on slippery roads or in quick emergency maneuvers, is available as an option.


Pros

Astounding fuel efficiency and low emissions; interior space; maneuverability.


Model News

A new Base trim becomes the entry level Toyota Prius for 2008. It doesn't have the standard cruise control and heated mirrors of the other Prius models in order to lower the cost of entry versus 2007. The Standard model now comes with a tonneau cover for 2008.


Value Writeup

For space and fuel efficiency, the 2008 Toyota Prius can't be beat. The compact Prius has a design that emphasizes interior space and thus it qualifies as a mid-size car, and Toyota boasts that it ranks as the most fuel-efficient mid-size car in America. The Touring Edition gives the Prius a sportier edge, and with front side and side-curtain air bags standard across the line, Prius is an even better value.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
45 MPG

Cruising Range - City
571.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
48 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
535.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4

Displacement
1.5L/91

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
CVT

Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
6.5

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
272

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.2 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
96.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.0 in

Front Hip Room
51.0 in

Second Head Room
37.3 in

Second Leg Room
38.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.9 in

Second Hip Room
51.6 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
175.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.9 in

Height, Overall
58.7 in

Track Width, Front
59.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Liftover Height
26.2 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
14.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2932 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
30.2 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
25 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.79 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P185/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15

Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - 18.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.0 x 0.9 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
7.9 x 1.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V388000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 05, 2009

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
3800000

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.

Consequence
A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT PENDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL-SPECIFIC REMEDIES. TOYOTA WILL MAIL A SECOND NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES NOTIFYING THEM OF THE FREE REMEDY WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. THE FIRST NOTICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING OCTOBER 2009 AND TOYOTA WILL ADVISE NHTSA OF THE ESTIMATED DATE WHEN THE REMEDY PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V536000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 14, 2012

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
350,662

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.

Consequence
The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
153418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V537000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 14, 2012

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
669,705

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Consequence
Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
153,418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.5L DOHC EFI VVT-i 16-valve 4-cyl engine

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

Hybrid system-inc: sealed nickel-metal hydride battery, integrated permanent AC synchronous electric motor, integrated regenerative brake system

Push-button start

Continuously variable transmission (ECVT)

Traction control (TRAC)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension

P185/65R15 tires

T125/70D16 compact spare tire

15" x 6" aluminum alloy wheels w/trim rings

Electric-assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes w/electronic brake distribution

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Rear deck spoiler

Chrome-finish grille

Halogen headlamps w/auto-off feature

Dual heated color-keyed pwr mirrors

High solar energy-absorbing glass (HSEA)

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper

Color-keyed door handles

4-way adjustable cloth front bucket seats w/adjustable headrests

Cloth 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat w/fold-down center armrest & adjustable headrests for all seating positions

Center console armrest w/storage area & dual front/rear cup holders

(2) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets

Tilt steering wheel w/audio/climate/telephone controls

Central instrument display-inc: digital speedometer, fuel gauge, shift position indicator, odometer, twin tripmeters, warning lights

Multi-information LCD-inc: energy monitoring, exterior temp, fuel consumption, climate control, audio status modes

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & retained pwr feature

Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature

Remote keyless entry system w/2-stage unlocking, panic function, remote illuminated entry

Cruise control

Remote hood/fuel-filler door releases

Engine immobilizer

HD electric rear window defroster w/timer

AM/FM stereo radio w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers

Auto climate control-inc: humidity sensor, air filtration

Digital quartz clock

Dual compartment glove box

Fabric-trimmed door panels w/storage pockets, bottle holders

Overhead console w/maplights

Dual illuminated sun visors

(4) retractable front & rear passenger assist grips

Front & rear dome lights

Front seatback pockets

Cargo area side panel & under floor storage

Tonneau cover

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Side curtain airbags

3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners, force limiters, front passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR/ELR)

Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors

Driver & front passenger seatbelt warning sensor

Rear seat child restraint system/lower anchor points & top tether anchors

Child-protector rear door locks

Traction control (TRAC)

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

 
PKG 1
$0

 
PKG 2
$575

 
PKG 3
$2,105

 
PKG 4
$2,580

 
PKG 5
$3,280

 
PKG 6
$4,550

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$279

 
5-PIECE CARPET FLOOR/TRUNK MAT SET
$199

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$100

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
CARGO NET
$51

 
CARGO TOTE
$40

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
V.I.P. GLASS BREAKAGE SENSOR
$165

 
V.I.P SECURITY UPGRADE
$359

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$67

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$69

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$449

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