2005 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2005 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"space" 10 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"noisy car" 3 reviews
"traction" 2 reviews
"audio" 2 reviews

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Gets you from A to B

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Flimsy, poor quality, electrical problems, horrible in the wet

MichaelTK
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Do Not Buy This Car — I was amazed that a three year old car driven by adults was so poorly made from such cheap materials that it was already self destructing. And that unless you drove it like a complete jerk you only realized about 30-35 mpg

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I have found this car both roomy and spacious. The cargo area, with the rear seats folded down is comparable to my Chevy Blazer.

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The seats are a little on the hard side.

wrightgal
25

Excellent Overall Daily Driver. — This car rocks on fuel economy! I only fill up once every 3-4 weeks. Lots of cargo space for hauling things. Low maintenance. A great car for both sporting around town and longer distance driving - trips, etc. This is my 2nd Prius.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gas mileage, comfort, technology, reliability

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Would be nice if it has AWD

Stevesprius
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Great Value — Overall great vehicle. Well kept, reliable, lots of room, economical with great gas mileage. Would highly recommend a Prius to anyone looking to purchase a front wheel drive vehicle. It handles well in traffic with decent acceleration and is easy to maneuver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gas sipper

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Kinda ugly

bronoco
35

Gas Sipper, Armadillo-looking — I always thought the prius looked like an armadillo - not the most attractive animal. Some cars take styling ques from other animals like the shark, or jaguar, but this one gets the dorky animal of the year award. At least they didn't use the platypus as inspiration for this car's body style. It gets great mpg, but you know that.

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Gas sipper

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Kinda ugly

bronoco
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Beauty And The Beast — When this car first came out, everyone thought it looked ugly, but when the economy turned south in 2008, people started really looking at them more carefully, and behold, in 2014, it is kind of a status symbol now to own a prius. what a turn of events. i bought it from my company when we sold off all the fleet vehicles. i got it for a song, i tell ya. anywhere from 38 to 60 mpg is my driving spectrum. like it or not, it is true. i can get 60 mpg on a highway trip, coming from the upstate of SC to the midlands.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gas mileage

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none

jmcdaniel99
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Great Car — I wish I had another one. I have over 300k miles on my 2005 prius. It's been a great car. I drive well over 1500 miles a week and still get in the mid 40s mpg. The gas tank can be a little goovy in the winter, but I can live with it.

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I love everything about my Prius, I've owned this amazing automobile for 3-years.

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I can't say anything negative about it, it's a Toyota enough said.

paul19067
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Amazing Dependable Fuel Saving Transportation — This is my first hybrid car purchase. For a combo electric hybrid battery is very peppy & have no problems merging into traffic. Automatic climate controls never have to fiddle around with the heat & A/C just set it and forget it. This car has just over 180k but is still going strong, lots of power and is getting an average of 50-MPG. This is a Generation (2) Prius with a package IV has the standard features plus more, such as HID lights, Navigation System blue tooth phone auto dim rear view mirror heated side view mirror's home link for garage door opener. The only thing missing on the 2005 package IV is rear back up camera, and TPMS tire pressure monitor system. Car has lot's of room for the kid's Has LATCH system for the baby car seat. Rear hatch has amazing space. I once carried a New Hot Water Heater in it's box in my Prius Has easy Fold down rear seats. All I can say to sum it all up is that it's truly an AMAZING CAR. In fact my roommate just bought a Prius & my best friend Just bought his 2011 Prius.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fuel Economy;Comfort; and reliability.

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Cargo space is small

fwlzone
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Itis A Treat To Drive. — It is a treat to drive. Acceleration can be a problem but if you don;t mind rushing no problem. Each time you go to the pump you smile and put money back into your pocket. Save the big car for the weekend and enjoy the faamily frendly car doing the week.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great Gas Mileage
Very reliable, normal maintenance only
Great cargo capacity for a small car

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Noisy, Road noise, Fan noise when climate control uses medium or high fan
Mediocre Audio, no satellite radio or iPod dock on this year

patjcullen
25

Great Economical Commute Car. — On the whole this has been a great little car. I have driven across the country twice and taken 8+ hour road trips with no problems. I live in the southwest but have driven in all conditions. Driving thru a blizzard in North Carolina was pretty scary due to lack of visibility and no snow tires but that is not normal driving conditions for me. My major complaint is noise in the cabin as my previous car was a Lexus SUV that no doubt spoiled me for any vehicle that is less quiet.

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Excellent gas mileage. Tons of cargo space (we can fit 2 medium dog crates in the back). Love the style. Plenty of pickup and go on the road.

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A little noisy on the road. Wish it had a better stereo.

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Near Perfect Car — This is my family's favorite car so far. We've never had any problems mechanically or performance-wise. I've made many trips to the hardware store in this as well as cross country trips. I've taken it out in the snow with no problems. I truly think this is the ultimate choice in one car families.

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