2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota Prius

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $28,850 to $38,955
  • Price range in the United States: $24,525 to $34,425
  • Two hybrid engine choices with a combined output of 121 horsepower, including a plug-in hybrid variant
  • Combined fuel economy: 4.3 L/100 to 4.8 L/100 km, 49 to 56 mpg
  • Projected EV driving range: 40 kilometres, 25 miles

The 2021 Toyota Prius and its Prius Prime plug-in hybrid counterpart are four-door compact sedans with room for up to five passengers.

The Prius’ hybrid system consists of a 1.8L inline four-cylinder engine with two motor/generator units, managed an electronically controlled continuously variable automatic, good for a total output of 121 horsepower. The Prius and Prius Prime include a front-wheel drivetrain, while AWD is optional on the Prius. The all-wheel drive system includes a small, additional motor connected to the rear wheels, providing traction during acceleration at speeds of up to 10 km/h or 7 mph, and at up to 70 km/h or 44 mph when wheel slippage is detected.

In Canada, the 2021 Toyota Prius is offered in base, AWD-e, Technology AWD-e and Technology with Advanced AWD-e trims, while the Prius Prime is available in base, Upgrade and Upgrade with Technology Package.

In the United States, the Prius is sold in L Eco, LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e, 2020 Edition and Limited trim levels. The Prius Prime offers base, XLE and Limited grades.

Available comfort and convenience features include LED exterior lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Softex simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power sunroof, head-up display digital instrumentation and an intelligent key system. A seven-inch infotainment touchscreen comes standard, while an 11.6-inch touchscreen is optional, as is a 10-speaker JBL stereo and embedded navigation.

Advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, road sign recognition and more.


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2021 Toyota Prius Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelEngineTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
baseHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$28,850$1,770$30,620
AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$29,850$1,770$31,620
TechnologyHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$32,190$1,770$33,960
Technology AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$32,190$1,770$33,960
Technology with Advanced AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$35,460$1,770$37,230
PrimePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$33,550$1,770$35,320
Prime UpgradePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$36,350$1,770$38,120
Prime Upgrade with Technology PackagePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$38,700$1,770$40,470

2021 Toyota Prius Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
L EcoHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$24,525$980$25,505
LEHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$25,735$980$26,715
LE AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$27,135$980$28,115
XLEHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$28,575$980$29,555
XLE AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$29,575$980$30,555
2020 EditionHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$29,875$980$30,855
LimitedHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$32,650$980$33,630
PrimePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$28,220$980$29,200
Prime XLEPlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$30,000$980$30,980
Prime LimitedPlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT$34,000$980$34,980

2021 Toyota Prius Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelEngineTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)Total System Power (hp)Total System Torque (lb.-ft.)
baseHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
TechnologyHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
Technology AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
Technology with Advanced AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
PrimePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79795 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
Prime UpgradePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79795 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
Prime Upgrade with Technology PackagePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79795 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120

2021 Toyota Prius Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpm)Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)Total System Power (hp)Total System Torque (lb.-ft.)
L EcoHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
LEHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
LE AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
XLEHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
XLE AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
2020 EditionHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
LimitedHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79796 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
PrimePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79795 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
Prime XLEPlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79795 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120
Prime LimitedPlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVT1,79795 @ 5,200105 @ 3,600121120

2021 Toyota Prius Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelEngineTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 kmBattery Capacity, kWhCombined Le/100 kmEV Range, km
baseHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.44.74.5
AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.654.8
TechnologyHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.44.74.5
Technology AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.654.8
Technology with Advanced AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.654.8
PrimePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.34.44.38.81.840
Prime UpgradePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.34.44.38.81.840
Prime Upgrade with Technology PackagePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4.34.44.38.81.840

2021 Toyota Prius Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPGBattery Capacity, kWhCombined eMPGEV Range, Miles
L EcoHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular585356
LEHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular545052
LE AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular514749
XLEHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular545052
XLE AWD-eHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular514749
2020 EditionHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular545052
LimitedHybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular545052
PrimePlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5553548.813325
Prime XLEPlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5553548.813325
Prime LimitedPlug-in Hybrid 1.8L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5553548.813325

2021 Toyota Prius Competition

The 2021 Toyota Prius competes with the following models in the compact car category:
Honda Civic, Honda Insight, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra, Subaru Impreza, Subaru WRX, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta.