• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $14,758–$21,766
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 98-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in

What We Don't Like

  • Significant price premium compared with Prius
  • Relatively short EV range
  • Electric-only mode not sustained under full acceleration
  • No remote cabin heating (cooling only)

Notable Features

  • EPA-estimated electric range of 11 miles
  • Three-hour charging time on 120-volt service
  • 50 mpg combined when operating as a hybrid
  • Federal tax credit of up to $2,500

2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Based on the regular Prius, the Prius Plug-In provides a wider range of electric-only operation with the ability to travel up to an EPA-estimated 11 miles on electric power alone. When the lithium-ion battery pack is depleted and during certain driving conditions, the Prius Plug-In operates as a traditional hybrid car. Competitors include the Chevrolet Volt and Ford C-Max Energi.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Blue-tinted headlight covers; LED headlights available
  • LED taillights
  • Chrome accents on door handles, grille, liftgate and charge-port door
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Coefficient of drag is .25, which helps efficiency

Interior Highlights

  • Seating for five people in two rows
  • Center-mounted instrument panel
  • Joystick-like console gear selector
  • Fabric-trimmed seats with first-row seat heaters
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, climate and Bluetooth controls
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack, USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Entune with applications for iHeartRadio and OpenTable, Pandora integration, weather information, gas prices and Bing search
  • Navigation system with backup camera
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 98-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine and 60-kilowatt electric motor
  • 134-hp total system output
  • 4.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack in place of the regular Prius' nickel-metal-hydride battery
  • Battery can be charged in about three hours using 120-volt service or 1.5 hours using a 240-volt connection
  • Can travel up to 11 miles on electric power alone
  • Under full acceleration, car reverts to hybrid mode and turns on the gas engine
  • 120-volt charging cable

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available Safety Connect emergency communication system
  • Available precollision system can tighten the seat belts and apply the brakes when a crash is imminent

 

Consumer Reviews

(5.0)

Average based on 1 reviews

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LOVE MY PRIUS PLUG IN Best Car Ever!

by LOVE MY PRIUS PLUG IN from Fountain Valley, CA on February 24, 2016

I have owned a lot of cars over the last numerous decades but this one is my favorite. I love the gas mileage the most. I spend about $20 every 2 weeks to fill up my tank, I get between 50-99mpg. I th... Read Full Review

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2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius Plug-in Advanced

Front
A
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius Plug-in Advanced

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
M

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
A
Retraints and dummy kinematics
A
Structure and safety cage
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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