The exterior of the Prius has evolved over the years to feature things like bi-LED headlights and LED taillights, but the overall shape has remained mostly unchanged in order to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. Thus, you get a pretty smooth front end with only a few small grilles. 15-inch alloy wheels with full covers are standard but you can have 17-inch alloys on some trims, with a power sunroof also available. The hatchback rear of the Prius is still ghastly to look at, but a plastic bumper accent where you'd normally find a diffuser helps it look semi-decent. On the Nightshade Special Edition, gloss black accents and darkened headlight shrouds add a touch of sporty style, along with the blacked-out exterior trim.
Dimensions on the Prius are mostly the same across the range, with length measuring 180 inches across the board while the wheelbase is 106.3 inches. Width is rated at 69.3 inches, a figure that highlights just how narrow this vehicle is relative to most regular cars. Height is the only thing besides curb weight that varies a little. The height on FWD models is 57.9 inches while AWD variants reach 58.1 inches. Curb weight starts at 3,010 pounds on the base variant, while the heaviest model is the XLE AWD-e, with a starting curb weight rating of 3,210 lbs.
|Toyota Prius Trims||L Eco||LE||LE AWD-e||XLE||Nightshade||XLE AWD-e||Nightshade AWD-e||Limited|
|Max Width||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.|
|Length||180 in.||180 in.||180 in.||180 in.||180 in.||180 in.||180 in.||180 in.|
|Height||57.9 in.||57.9 in.||58.1 in.||57.9 in.||57.9 in.||58.1 in.||58.1 in.||57.9 in.|
|Wheelbase||106.3 in.||106.3 in.||106.3 in.||106.3 in.||106.3 in.||106.3 in.||106.3 in.||106.3 in.|
|Toyota Prius Trims||Curb Weight|
|L Eco||3,010 lbs.|
|LE AWD-e||3,210 lbs.|
|XLE AWD-e||3,220 lbs.|
|Nightshade AWD-e||3,220 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||15" x 6.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||15" x 6.5"|
Unlike with some manufacturers, Toyota gives you access to a number of colors as standard, with Electric Storm Blue, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, and Sea Glass Pearl all available at no cost. Also available are Supersonic Red and Wind Chill Pearl at $425 each. Certain interior colors will reduce the available paint options; for example, the LE and XLE can't be painted in Classic Silver or Magnetic Gray when the Harvest Beige interior is chosen. The Prius Nightshade Special Edition, however, does differ from the rest in that it can only be painted in no-cost Classic Silver, White, and Midnight Black.