Toyota Prius Depreciation

A Toyota Prius will depreciate 41% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $16,880.

Toyota Prius owners are proud and loyal, and they love driving their hybrids around town. Unlike most hybrid models, the Prius actually holds its value quite well, relative to its peers. Even when compared to tradition fuel vehicles, the Prius rates somewhat above average in terms of depreciation, but do Prius owners really care? The Prius is the modern-day version of what the VW Beetle was in the 70's, an iconic symbol of peace, love and harmony. Check the batteries before you buy, however, as they are an expensive replacement if they are shot.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $28,801 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,821 79.79% $22,980 12,000 2022
2 $7,716 73.21% $21,085 24,000 2023
3 $9,225 67.97% $19,576 36,000 2024
4 $10,417 63.83% $18,384 48,000 2025
5 $11,921 58.61% $16,880 60,000 2026
6 $15,239 47.09% $13,562 72,000 2027
7 $17,001 40.97% $11,800 84,000 2028
8 $18,340 36.32% $10,461 96,000 2029
9 $19,081 33.75% $9,720 108,000 2030
10 $20,043 30.41% $8,758 120,000 2031

Toyota Prius Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,821 79.79% $22,980
2 $7,716 73.21% $21,085
3 $9,225 67.97% $19,576
4 $10,417 63.83% $18,384
5 $11,921 58.61% $16,880
6 $15,239 47.09% $13,562
7 $17,001 40.97% $11,800
8 $18,340 36.32% $10,461
9 $19,081 33.75% $9,720
10 $20,043 30.41% $8,758

Toyota Prius Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Toyota Prius that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,716 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $4,205. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used Prius models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Toyota Prius

The 2020 Toyota Prius is our top pick for the best model year value for the Prius. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 80% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Prius, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Prius's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Toyota Prius models.

Toyota Prius Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $28,801 $28,801 $161 $0 0% 100%
2020 $28,662 $23,049 $181 $5,752 19.97% 79.79% Best
2019 $28,384 $21,000 $220 $2,049 8.89% 73.21% Better
2018 $28,140 $19,406 $279 $1,594 7.59% 67.97% Better
2017 $27,960 $18,165 $318 $1,241 6.39% 63.83% Good
2016 $27,018 $16,233 $397 $1,932 10.64% 58.61%
2015 $26,221 $12,887 $540 $3,346 20.61% 47.09% Good
2014 $26,221 $11,350 $608 $1,537 11.93% 40.97%
2013 $26,221 $10,176 $653 $1,174 10.34% 36.32%
2012 $25,607 $9,386 $743 $790 7.76% 33.75%
2011 $24,682 $8,268 $763 $1,118 11.91% 30.41%
2010 $23,983 $7,808 $870 $460 5.56% 28.93%
2009 $22,423 $6,307 $1,023 $1,501 19.22% 23.57%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $28,801 100%
2020 $23,049 79.79% Best
2019 $21,000 73.21% Better
2018 $19,406 67.97% Better
2017 $18,165 63.83% Good
2016 $16,233 58.61%
2015 $12,887 47.09% Good
2014 $11,350 40.97%
2013 $10,176 36.32%
2012 $9,386 33.75%
2011 $8,268 30.41%
2010 $7,808 28.93%
2009 $6,307 23.57%

Other Toyota Prius Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Toyota Prius costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: