What Is The Typical 0-60 Time Of A Toyota Prius? Explained With Charts

Last Updated on January 14, 2022 by Viva Elizeee

Hybrid cars have excellent gas mileage and accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in seconds. 0-60 often said “zero to sixty” is a standard performance measure for vehicle acceleration in the United States. Toyota Prius hybrids take an average of 10.3seconds to go 0-60mph across all model years and makes.

Some Toyota Prius model years will take a shorter time to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour compared to others. This article takes you through everything you need to know about Toyota Prius hybrid speeds. We also look at the 0-60mph time for different Prius model years to determine the fastest. Read on!

What Is The 0-60 Mph Time For Different Toyota Prius Model Years?

 0-60 Mph Time For Different Toyota Prius Model Years

Before we take you through a chart showing the different acceleration times of Toyota Prius, it is essential to understand different Toyota Prius hybrid types. Some models are Fully hybrid electric vehicles (FHEV), while others are Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles (PHEV). The main difference between an FHEV and a PHEV is that FHEV uses electricity and gasoline to function while PHEV runs solely on electricity. PHEVs are environment-friendly and accelerate faster compared to FHEV.

Below Is A Table Showing The 0-60 Time Of Various Toyota Prius Models 

Model Year Hybrid type0-60mph time 
Prius 2010FHEV9.7 seconds
Prius V52012FHEV10.1 seconds
Prius C42012FHEV10.6 seconds
Prius V32013FHEV10.3 seconds
Prius42013FHEV10.1 seconds
Prius prime 2017PHEV10.3 seconds
Prius C42018FHEV11.2 seconds
Prius Ltd2019FHEV9.8 seconds
Prius XLE2019FHEV10.3 seconds

As you can tell from the table above, all Toyota Prius models take around 9-10 seconds to go from 0-60mph. This acceleration speed is quite impressive, although some of its competitors, including the 2021 Honda insight hybrid, perform much better.

If you want to buy a specific Toyota Prius trim, it might help to know its 0-60 mph time. Let’s take you through the different model years of the Toyota Prius and their trims to help you assess which is the fastest. We shall also compare their closest competitors with their 0-60mph time and see how they fare.

2011 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback 0-60 All Trims VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPHCompetitor name 0-60 MPH
One 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2011 Honda Insight hybrid Hatchback7.9 seconds
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid8.3-9.6 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid8.8 seconds
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2011 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback9.7 seconds
Five 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds Lexus CT 200h hybrid10.5 seconds 

2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name 0-60 MPH time
One 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2012 Honda CR-Z hybrid Hatchback8.3 sec
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2012 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid9.1 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2012 Honda Insight hybrid Hatchback7.9-10.6 seconds
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2012 Lexus CT 200h hybrid10.5 seconds
Five 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2012 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback9.7 seconds

2013 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name 60 MPH time
One Fleet 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2013 Lexus CT 200h hybrid9.7 seconds
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2013 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback9.7- 10.1 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid Hatchback8.3 seconds
Persona Series Special Edition 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2013 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid11 seconds
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.1 seconds 2013 Honda Insight hybrid Hatchback7.9 seconds

2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name0-60 MPH time
One Fleet 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid11 seconds
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2014 Honda Insight hybrid Hatchback7.9 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2014 Lexus CT 200h hybrid10.6 seconds
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2014 Honda CR-Z hybrid Hatchback7.5 seconds
Five 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2014 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback9.7 seconds

2015 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name0-60 MPH time 
One Fleet 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10 seconds2015 Honda CR-Z hybrid Hatchback7.8 seconds
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10 seconds2015 Lexus CT 200h hybrid8.2 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10 seconds 2015 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback10 seconds
Persona Series Special Edition 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10 seconds
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10 seconds

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name0-60 MPH time
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2016 Lexus CT 200h hybrid8 seconds 
Two Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.4 seconds2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid7.1-7.5 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid Hatchback7.7 seconds
Three Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid Hatchback9.4-10.5 seconds
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.7 seconds
Four Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds

2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name0-60 MPH time
Two Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2017 Lexus CT 200h hybrid6.3 seconds
Three Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds2017 Hyundai Ioniq electric8.7 seconds
Two 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2017 Volkswagen Golf5.5-7.3 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2017 Toyota Corolla IM Hatchback8 – 9 seconds
Four Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2017 Volkswagen Beetle7.3- 7.9 seconds
One 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2017 Kia Forte Hatchback6.6- 8.4 seconds

2018 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name0-60 MPH time
Four 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2018 Volkswagen Golf5.5-7.7 seconds
Four Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2018 Nissan Leaf electric7.4-7.5 seconds
One 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2018 Kia Forte Hatchback8.2 seconds
Three 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2018 Toyota Corolla IM Hatchback8.7 seconds 
Two Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback6.3- 8 seconds
Two Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds

2019 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name 0-60 MPH time
LE 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2019 GMC Terrain6.8 seconds
LE AWD-e 5dr Hatchback AWD (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds2019 Honda Insight hybrid7.3-10.3 seconds
XLE AWD-e 5dr Hatchback AWD (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.8 seconds
Limited 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.8 seconds
L Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds
XLE 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)9.6 seconds

2020 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name 0-60 MPH time
L Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds2020 Honda Insight hybrid8.1 seconds
XLE AWD-e 5dr Hatchback AWD (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Hatchback8.4 seconds
Limited 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds
XLE 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds
LE 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds

2021 Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback All Trims 0-60 VS Competitors

Trim name 0-60 MPH timeCompetitor name0-60 mph time
20th Anniversary Edition 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)11.5 seconds2021 Hyundai Ioniq electric9.9 seconds
XLE 5dr Hatchback AWD (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.3 secondsHonda Insight hybrid7.7 seconds
LE 5dr Hatchback AWD (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds 
Limited 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds
L Eco 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)10.5 seconds

Conclusion

The Prius 0-60 miles range from 9.4 to 11.5 seconds with an average of 10.3. most people buy the Prius because it is a great family car that is fuel-efficient and not for acceleration speed. There has been a famous joke about a Toyota Prius with a sticker that claims to go from 0-60 in 2.3 seconds (off a cliff). The picture has gone viral severally and even had a heated discussion on Reddit labelled “salty Prius driver”. If you’ve seen the joke, you must have been curious to find the actual 0-60 of Toyota Prius models. We hope that this article has answered any questions you might have had. 

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