2006 Toyota Prius Overview


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4.55 stars

Based on 28 reviews

Green Machine. by Christopher
 — (This was my car before I had a Ford Focus, we got a two year lease on this) Oooo! The darling of Hollywood, and its not a shabby car. I got the package w/JBL sound and Bluetooth, and I have to say... Read More
Such A Great Car I Have Decided To Buy A New One! by MMARIOTTI
 — What can't this car do? with the rear seats folded flat you can move almost as much as a SUV, I can put my bike in the back with out taking the wheel off. The rear view camera helps you park in the ti... Read More
Quality Vehicle by MVarrell
 — This car has been excellent. I am very diligent about maintenance and never had a problem with the engine or transmission. Had a minor issue replacing the water pump but it was eventually covered by a... Read More

2006 Toyota Prius Overview

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2006 Toyota Prius

The highly popular Toyota Prius continues to garner attention throughout the world, and the 2006 Toyota Prius has been so popular that cars need to be ordered months in advance.  The Prius remains primarily unchanged since its redesign in 2004. Changes for 2006 include a rear view camera, new airbags, and a better LCD display.

Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system includes a 1.5 liter inline four engine, teamed with two electric motors.  The first motor functions as a power generator, for engine startup and battery recharging.  The second electric motor drives the front wheels, along with the engine.  The total power output is 110 horsepower.  The Synergy Drive system is paired with Toyota's continuously variable transmission.  The gasoline engine practically lies dormant at city speeds, as the second electric motor powers the car by itself.  The EPA estimate for the Prius is 60/51 mpg.

Standard features include steering wheel audio and climate controls, a six speaker CD sound system, a trip computer, cruise control, power windows, keyless entry, and automatic climate control.  A DVD-based navigation system with voice-activation is an available add-on. Bluetooth and SmartKey are also optional, as is a JBL audio upgrade with nine speakers and an in-dash CD changer.


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Toyota Prius Questions


Can A 2006 Prius Pull A Small Trailer?

We are interested in pulling a Cricket trailer on a road trip. Can a Prius handle a weight of 1460 (unloaded)? If so, how expensive is it to install a standard 2 " ball hitch? Thank you!

225 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Bob Madden

My Smart Key System Works For Several Days, Then Quits For A Few Days. No R...

38 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

Servicing The Fuel System

How does someone service the fuel system in a 2006 Prius with 100,000 miles? What does it mean?

296 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

Prius Smart Key

I have a 2006 Prius and my wife lost one of the smart keys. The other one works fine, but I wanted to replace the lost one. I purchased one on e-bay from a reputable dealer. Neither myself or a Toyot...

2,207 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 years ago)

I Have A 2006 Prius That Is Unreliable When It Rains.

I have a 2006 Prius that is unreliable when it rains. By that I mean most of the time it runs fine, but 3 times now after I start driving in the rain for about 5 min, the Caution, anti-skid and tire l...

89 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)