cars.com

A member of the
Cars.com family

Log In
McAfee Badge

2012 Toyota Prius Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

Pricing

  • MSRP*:Not Available
  • Invoice Price*:Not Available
  • Internet Price:Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy (MPG)

  • City: 51
  • Highway: 48

NHTSA Safety Information Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.
Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:*****
  • Frontal Crash:****
  • Side Crash:*****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.6/5
Value:
4.4/5
Exterior:
4.4/5
Interior:
4.4/5
Comfort:
4.2/5
Performance:
4.4/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

46 of 49 (93%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Read Consumer Reviews »

2012 Toyota Prius Overview

The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the king of the “green” car movement, with untouched fuel economy and a host of eco-friendly details inside and out.

For 2012, Toyota introduced a few new variants to the Prius family, including the larger Prius V and a plug-in version of the Prius. There are also a few updates to the standard Prius for the 2012 model year, the most notable being the addition of Toyota’s Entune multimedia system as an option. Entune connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth® and integrates services like Pandora, iHeart Radio, and Bing searches into the Prius. On the outside, the Prius gets a few updates to its front styling including a revised front bumper and headlamps. Also, the standard stereo now features a 6.1-inch touch-screen and an integrated backup camera.

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Prius’ eco-chops is its fuel efficiency, but the story only begins there. There is an available solar-panel moonroof that powers a ventilation system to keep the car cool as it sits in parking lots on hot days. The headlights are LEDs that take less power to operate. It uses eco-plastics derived from plant resin which produce less CO2 during the manufacturing process. So if you’re looking for a car that is environmentally conscious, the Prius fits the bill.

Under the hood, the 2012 Prius uses a hybrid system combining a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to produce 134 total horsepower. The Prius, besides being extremely aerodynamic, also uses a few drivetrain tricks like exhaust gas recovery and regenerative braking to maximize efficiency. All told, the Prius gets 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway, good for a 50 combined mpg number that eclipses the competition.

Inside the 2012 Prius, the instrument panel is still seated atop the center of the dashboard and the center console flows down into the center storage bin. Above the shift knob, there are three buttons which allow you to change how the Prius drives: EV keeps the Prius running on battery power (as long as possible), ECO mode calibrates for efficiency, and Power mode for better acceleration. Standard features include automatic climate control, auxiliary audio input, a multi-information display, remote keyless entry, push button start, and power windows and locks. Options include the aforementioned Entune system, a navigation system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port for your iPod.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, the 2012 Prius is also one of the safest cars around, with a full five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA (the highest possible score) and a Top Safety Pick Award from the IIHS.

So if you’re looking to go “green” the 2012 Toyota Prius delivers with unsurpassed fuel economy and environmentally conscious materials, while still offering plenty of interior features and value.

Read 2012 Toyota Prius consumer reviews »

Sorry... the 2012 Toyota Prius is no longer being sold as new. That means you've got choices:

2014 Toyota Prius

Check Internet Pricing Before Visiting the Dealership!

You'll save time and money by requesting free, no obligation price quotes from local dealers

  • Internet Discounts
  • Multiple Quotes
  • Less Hassle

Research »

Research the NEW 2014 Toyota Prius

Check Inventory »

Check Inventory on a NEW 2014 Toyota Prius

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Car Chooser Screen

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

Button

*MSRP and Invoice prices listed do not include applicable gas tax and destination charges.