The Toyota Prius continues to rank high in reliability. The Prius was first released in Japan in 1997, in 2000 the Prius was available worldwide. Over 5 million Toyota Priuses have been sold worldwide, making it the best-selling hybrid vehicle globally. More than 2 million Priuses have been sold in the United States. The Prius has been Japan’s best-selling car since 2009.
It’s no secret that Americans have a long fascination with the internal combustion engine and many of us were reluctant to embrace the hybrid technology, but the Toyota Prius has set the standard and has been embraced by the public. Whenever new technology reaches the masses there is a long list of skeptics that will wait a few years before purchasing, the Toyota Prius is now on the short list.
Using data from over 36,000 Toyota Prius hybrids, Consumer Reports has given the Toyota Prius high marks for reliability. Prius owners also experience low ownership cost due to few repairs.
One of the questions that potential Prius buyers raised was the longevity of the battery, skeptics worried about the length of the battery life and its cost to replace it.
It is not uncommon to find Prius owners with over 200,000 miles on their cars, that are using the same original battery. Many Prius-driving Taxi drivers have logged over 200,000 miles on their cars and reported no decline in vehicle performance.
The Toyota Prius is now in its fourth generation model and has many happy customers throughout the world. Toyota of El Cajon had the opportunity to profile one of our customers Dana Stevens, who owns a 2006 Prius with 250,000 miles watch to her story.
The 2016 Prius has been redesigned for better aerodynamics and fuel efficiency and promises to raise the bar even higher for hybrid vehicles. If you’re in the market for a reliable fuel-efficient car then test drive the Toyota Prius.
Written by Toyota of El Cajon.