2005 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2005 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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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wrightgal writes:
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5

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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
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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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paul19067 writes:
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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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Bonita28 writes:
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First one out when the light turns green due to electric motor. Only 9 gal gas tank that lst forever.

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noisy, could have more comfortable front seat.

Bonita28
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Love It. — The Prius has been the best car for my family. We drum a lot and the cargo space is a amazing. I can carry so much. Lots of room in back seat. Lots. Very dependable. We opted to buy the electric battery at 180,000 miles because we felt this car has a lot of life in her. She is needed on the road.

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Stevesprius writes:
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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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bronoco writes:
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Gas sipper

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Kinda ugly

bronoco
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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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bronoco writes:
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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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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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Value4u writes:
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Spacious, quite ride, comfortable, climate and audio controls built in steering column, 6 CD changer and Bose sound system, compact to park on city streets, and many more

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It makes you forget gas prices and the last time you filled up.

Value4u
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Economical Comfortable Reliable Ride — Car well maintained. Clean, odor free interior, loaded with options such as Navigation, 6 CD changer, HID lamps, Keyless engine start and entry, central door locks, power windows, cold AC, All the controls you need are built in steering column. Back seat room is greater than many larger sedans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jmcdaniel99 writes:
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Gas mileage

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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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rcdelight writes:
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really nice

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rcdelight
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Super — Runs and drives great, very reliable and convenient, gas saver, 45-50 mpg, fun to drive and specious, nice options like navigation, cd player, push button start , keyless entry, looks stylish, its worth the money and i recomend to others!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Toyota Prius Reviews

Very Reliable Car For Commuting Back And Forth From Work. By fwlzone

This is a nice looking 4-door vehicle. It is a great commuter car at 42mpg. On long trips, ride can get a little snug. It does have more space that Gen 2 Prius for cargo. Overall a fund car to drive ... Read More

Gen 1 Prius Review By pacphil

This is a great little car. The trunk is valuable for those who like to hide their stuff as the 2nd Generation (2004 to 2009) and 3rd generation Prius do not have a trunk. It's fuel economy is not q... Read More

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2002 Toyota Prius Reviews

Love It By cbier

I've been exceptionally happy with this car since I bought it in 2003. It has only cost me regular maintenance cost to keep it running. I'm still getting 46mpg after 161k mi. I would buy one again. It... Read More

Great Car By richpook

I found this car to be great on gas and maintenance. Not much power if you're looking for that but not very noticeable after you have it and not riding in a BMW or something. Rides smooth and quiet. G... Read More

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2003 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Little Car. Very Reliable Transportation By Jahon29

It looks small, but you don't feel that while you drive the car. It handles very good. Braking system is perfect. Around $25-28 to fill the tank. I love the gas mileage that this car gets. It is arou... Read More

Love My Classic Prius By scarlatto9

I have always loved everything about this car and now that fuel is getting pricey, I'm even happier. This car goes as fast as I want to, and more importantly, when I'm stuck in traffic the emissions ... Read More

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2004 Toyota Prius Reviews

Would Buy This Car Again With A 3rd Row Back Seat By R.J.

liked the 40 mpg... liked the reliability... liked the cubic space... liked the environmentally friendliness... liked the handling... liked the technology disliked the space with 2 cars seats... disli... Read More

First Car I Bought And I Loved It, But Need Something Bigger Now By WoodWard10

I liked everything about this car from the cost to maintain it to the ease of getting my two children in and out of the car without hitting their heads on the too low roof, problem we have with my hus... Read More

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2006 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Family Or Commuter Vehicle By joevipe

I personally like the look of the Prius and i love that it is eco friendly. The car is very comfortable and quiet. 170k miles on it with only basic maintenance. The gas mileage is phenomenal and cost ... Read More

Prius Quality And Economy By Robert

Great car for commuting and for 2 people touring. Very low maintenance, and survived hitting a deer head on. We have taken it cross country and it has performed well on long trips. Annoying that you... Read More

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