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2020 Toyota Prius Fuel Economy

Who can think of a name more synonymous with hybrid technology than the Prius? The Prius has been a fixture of the Toyota lineup since 1997, long before anyone thought hybrids were anything more than a gimmick. The passing of time has proved that the Prius could earn its own following and stand the test of time. Since then, the market has been flooded with new hybrids and fully electric vehicles that all own part of their traction in the market to the pioneering efforts of the Prius. Read on to see how the 2020 model year holds up.

2020 Toyota Prius MPG 

The fuel efficiency of the Prius depends somewhat on the trim level. It’s not a curve of fuel efficiency down the list of trim levels either. For that reason, we have lined up each of the trim levels of the 2020 Toyota Prius. These figures do not represent the Prius Prime, which is a performance model of the Prius, not a different trim level. Each trim below is ordered from the lowest price to the highest price, with its accompanying EPA estimated mileage. 

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Prius L Eco: 58 City/53 Highway/56 Combined 

Prius LE: 54 City/50 Highway/52 Combined 

Prius LE AWD-e: 52 City/48 Highway/50 Combined 

Prius XLE: 54 City/50 Highway/52 Combined 

Prius XLE AWD-e: 52 City/48 Highway/50 Combined 

Limited: 54 City/50 Highway/52 Combined 


2020 Toyota Prius Color Options


2020 Toyota Prius Maximum Fuel Economy 

To get the most out of buying a 2020 Toyota Prius, the base model Prius L Eco will outperform all its siblings in fuel range and fill up less often. Reaching nearly 60 MPG in the city, this specific version of the Prius does the best at what the Prius was made for. If that seems strange, it’s normal for hybrid vehicles to get better fuel economy at lower speeds, despite the intermittent nature of city driving. Since the Prius isn’t burning its gasoline the entire time it is driving, it doesn’t need highway speeds and nonstop movement to achieve maximum fuel economy like a traditionally fueled vehicle.