Toyota Prius Depreciation

A Toyota Prius will depreciate 51% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $14,027.

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 13,500 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $28,662 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 $6,354 77.83% $22,308 13,500 2021
2 $8,217 71.33% $20,445 27,000 2022
3 $9,307 67.53% $19,355 40,500 2023
4 $11,000 61.62% $17,662 54,000 2024
5 $14,635 48.94% $14,027 67,500 2025
6 $16,549 42.26% $12,113 81,000 2026
7 $18,080 36.92% $10,582 94,500 2027
8 $18,659 34.90% $10,003 108,000 2028
9 $19,619 31.55% $9,043 121,500 2029
10 $20,018 30.16% $8,644 135,000 2030

Toyota Prius Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,354 77.83% $22,308
2 $8,217 71.33% $20,445
3 $9,307 67.53% $19,355
4 $11,000 61.62% $17,662
5 $14,635 48.94% $14,027
6 $16,549 42.26% $12,113
7 $18,080 36.92% $10,582
8 $18,659 34.90% $10,003
9 $19,619 31.55% $9,043
10 $20,018 30.16% $8,644

Toyota Prius Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Toyota Prius that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,217 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 $6,418. 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 2019 Toyota Prius is our top pick for the best model year value for the Prius. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 78% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2015 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
2020 $28,662 $28,662 $160 $0 0% 100%
2019 $28,384 $22,272 $181 $6,390 22.29% 77.83% Best
2018 $28,140 $20,293 $220 $1,979 8.89% 71.33% Better
2017 $27,960 $19,159 $279 $1,134 5.59% 67.53% Good
2016 $27,018 $16,966 $318 $2,193 11.45% 61.62%
2015 $26,221 $13,229 $396 $3,737 22.03% 48.94% Better
2014 $26,221 $11,621 $540 $1,608 12.16% 42.26% Good
2013 $26,221 $10,288 $608 $1,333 11.47% 36.92%
2012 $25,607 $9,590 $653 $698 6.78% 34.9%
2011 $24,682 $8,531 $743 $1,059 11.04% 31.55%
2010 $23,983 $7,996 $762 $535 6.27% 30.16%
2009 $22,423 $6,568 $870 $1,428 17.86% 25.41%
2008 $21,824 $6,017 $1,023 $551 8.39% 22.88%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $28,662 100%
2019 $22,272 77.83% Best
2018 $20,293 71.33% Better
2017 $19,159 67.53% Good
2016 $16,966 61.62%
2015 $13,229 48.94% Better
2014 $11,621 42.26% Good
2013 $10,288 36.92%
2012 $9,590 34.9%
2011 $8,531 31.55%
2010 $7,996 30.16%
2009 $6,568 25.41%
2008 $6,017 22.88%

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: