2020 Toyota Prius MPG Ratings and Powertrain

April 30th, 2020 by

2020 Toyota Prius on the highway
When you think of fuel-efficient vehicles, we’re willing to bet that the first car that comes to mind is the Toyota Prius and its stunning mpg ratings. As the first hybrid vehicle to come to the US market in 2001, the Toyota Prius set the standard for hybrid vehicles and fuel efficiency. Fast forward to today, the 2020 Toyota Prius was built to take you further than ever before with ample cargo room, an AWD-e powertrain option, and, of course, the fuel efficiency savings you expect from a Prius. Learn more about the Toyota Prius hybrid mpg with Santa Cruz Toyota below, and see what powertrain options are available.

2020 Prius Gas Mileage


The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle, which means it uses both a combustion engine and an electric motor to give provide exceptional fuel economy for your Santa Cruz commute. The Prius is the nameplate vehicle for hybrid models, and for good reason. The 2020 Toyota Prius mpg offers strong fuel efficiency savings for Monterey drivers with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and electric motor. We’ve listed the Toyota Prius gas mileage by trim level for you below:

  • Toyota Prius Eco: 58 MPG City/53 MPG Highway* EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
  • Toyota Prius LE/XLE/Limited: 54 MPG City/50 MPG Highway* EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
  • Toyota Prius LE AWD-e/XLE AWD-e: 52 MPG City/48 MPG Highway* EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

The special edition of the Toyota Prius Eco offers a higher Toyota Prius hybrid mpg because of its innovative Eco design. Specially designed tires and a more aerodynamic design gives it an increased fuel efficiency rating. The Prius LE AWD-e and the Prius XLE AWD-e models come with an AWD-e powertrain, which slightly lowers their MPG ratings.
2020 Prius driving in the rain at night

2020 Prius AWD-e Powertrain

In 2019 the Toyota Prius was remodeled and received an electronic all-wheel-drive powertrain option in addition to its standard front-wheel-drive powertrain. The AWD-e allows you to take on tricky Aptos terrain and increase your traction in inclement weather conditions. While this powertrain does lower your Toyota Prius gas mileage slightly, the benefit of additional traction and ground clearance makes it a good trade-off. Here’s what you can expect from the AWD-e powertrain:

  • Increased traction in the snow and rain
  • Easily navigate dirt or gravel trails
  • EPA-estimated combined 50 MPG* fuel efficiency rating
  • Provides additional traction up to 43 MPG (the highest MPG for any vehicle equipped with AWD)
  • Toyota Safety Sense P™ (TSS-P) standard on AWD-e trim levels

So far the AWD-e powertrain option is only provided on the top Toyota Prius configurations, the Prius LE AWD-e and the Prius XLE AWD-e. If you choose to upgrade to these options, you can enjoy class-exclusive amenities like heated seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, and much more!

Take a Test Drive at Santa Cruz Toyota!

Now that you know more about the 2020 Toyota Prius MPG and its powertrain, contact us to schedule a test drive at Santa Cruz Toyota! Our friendly staff will help you find the Prius configuration that’s right for you! When you’re ready to buy our finance team will help you apply for financing and get you the best deal for your budget! We look forward to working with you!

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