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Toyota Prius Depreciation

A Toyota Prius will depreciate 17% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $27,350.

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 $32,992 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.

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Toyota Prius Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $2,930 91.12% $30,062 12,000 2022
2 $3,629 89.00% $29,363 24,000 2023
3 $4,289 87.00% $28,703 36,000 2024
4 $4,949 85.00% $28,043 48,000 2025
5 $5,642 82.90% $27,350 60,000 2026
6 $6,895 79.10% $26,097 72,000 2027
7 $10,647 67.73% $22,345 84,000 2028
8 $13,309 59.66% $19,683 96,000 2029
9 $15,513 52.98% $17,479 108,000 2030
10 $16,776 49.15% $16,216 120,000 2031

Toyota Prius Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $2,930 91.12% $30,062
2 $3,629 89.00% $29,363
3 $4,289 87.00% $28,703
4 $4,949 85.00% $28,043
5 $5,642 82.90% $27,350
6 $6,895 79.10% $26,097
7 $10,647 67.73% $22,345
8 $13,309 59.66% $19,683
9 $15,513 52.98% $17,479
10 $16,776 49.15% $16,216

Buying a Toyota Prius New vs Used

If you purchase a used Toyota Prius that is 2 years old, then you could save $3,629 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 $2,013. 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.

What About Toyota Prius Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Toyota Prius is about $1,791 per year. This adds up to around $8,955 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Toyota Prius. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy a Toyota Prius

The 2021 Toyota Prius is our top pick for the best model year value for the Prius. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 91% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2022 and 2020 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
2022 $32,992 $32,992 $164 $0 0% 100% Better
2021 $32,476 $29,778 $185 $3,214 9.74% 91.12% Best
2020 $28,662 $25,509 $220 $4,269 14.34% 89% Better
2019 $28,384 $24,694 $276 $815 3.19% 87% Good
2018 $28,140 $23,919 $322 $775 3.14% 85% Good
2017 $27,960 $23,574 $394 $345 1.44% 82.9%
2016 $27,018 $21,914 $542 $1,660 7.04% 79.1%
2015 $26,221 $18,359 $600 $3,555 16.22% 67.73%
2014 $26,221 $16,299 $655 $2,060 11.22% 59.66%
2013 $26,221 $14,629 $736 $1,670 10.25% 52.98%
2012 $25,607 $13,331 $746 $1,298 8.87% 49.15%
2011 $24,682 $12,041 $833 $1,290 9.68% 45.41%
2010 $23,983 $10,758 $958 $1,283 10.66% 40.86%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $32,992 100% Better
2021 $29,778 91.12% Best
2020 $25,509 89% Better
2019 $24,694 87% Good
2018 $23,919 85% Good
2017 $23,574 82.9%
2016 $21,914 79.1%
2015 $18,359 67.73%
2014 $16,299 59.66%
2013 $14,629 52.98%
2012 $13,331 49.15%
2011 $12,041 45.41%
2010 $10,758 40.86%

Toyota Prius Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Toyota Prius ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Prius stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

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:

Used Toyota Prius For Sale

2015 Toyota Prius Two

2015 Toyota Prius Two

Mileage: 80,707
Mileage: 80,707     Price: $15,997
Location: Kirkland, WA ~ 3 miles away
Dealer: Genesis Of Kirkland
Days on Market: 12
Colors (ext/int): Nautical Blue / Dark Gray

$15,997


2005 Toyota Prius Base

2005 Toyota Prius Base

Mileage: 167,699
Mileage: 167,699     Price: $5,990
Location: Kirkland, WA ~ 3 miles away
Dealer: Mudarri Motorsports
Days on Market: 13
Colors (ext/int): Silver / Gray

$5,990


2020 Toyota Prius LE

2020 Toyota Prius LE

Mileage: 42,551
Mileage: 42,551     Price: $24,995
Location: Kirkland, WA ~ 3 miles away
Dealer: Eastlake Auto Brokers
Days on Market: 18
Colors (ext/int): Blue / Black
Low Depreciation Risk

$24,995


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