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Toyota Prius Model Years

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The first Toyota Prius entered the US market with little fanfare in 2001. Gas was still cheap — costing around $1.60 a gallon — and the hybrid sedan appealed mainly to technophiles and environmentalists.

Everything changed, though, with a complete redesign for 2004. Gas prices were on the rise, and the Prius now made a fashion statement with sleek new styling and earth-friendly credibility. When Toyota released the third generation in 2010, gas prices had climbed to nearly $5 a gallon in recent memory, and the high-mpg Prius looked better than ever.

Toyota Prius Generations

2010 - 2014 Toyota Prius

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Major changes included: The all-new third-generation Toyota Prius receives a larger, more powerful 1.8-liter engine and electric motor which utilizes existing nickel-metal hydride battery technology, helping the Prius to achieve a combined 50 mpg.

See Year: 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2004 - 2009 Toyota Prius

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Major changes included: The system that powers the Prius is changed to Hybrid Synergy Drive. The exterior of the Prius is restyled to a more modern look, and the only trim available is a 5-door hatchback.

See Year: 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009

2001 - 2003 Toyota Prius

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Major changes included: Introduced as a 4 door compact sedan, the Prius was originally powered by the Toyota Hybrid System, combining electric and gas power capabilities. It gets 52 mpg in the city and 45 for the highway.

See Year: 2001 - 2002 - 2003

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