With a combined mpg of 50 miles per gallon and being the highest mileage gas-powered car in America, the Toyota Prius pretty much sells itself. It’s spacious, trendy, and super duper eco-friendly and efficient. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t have their doubts. There is one component of the Prius that makes people unsure about the purchase of this hybrid: its battery.
We can understand this concern; why buy a car for its efficiency and cost effectiveness if you are going to have to replace the battery every couple of years? Luckily with the Prius, these concerns are just a distant memory.
The 2013 Toyota Prius is fitted with a Hybrid Synergy Drive hybrid battery that is under warranty for 8 years/ 160,000 KM (roughly 99,500 miles). That’s a longer warranty than some cars! But more than that, the Prius’ hybrid battery is designed to last as long as the car does. This gives drivers the peace of mind that not only will they have an ultra fuel efficient car, but they will have a well-made, long-lasting hybrid battery as well.
So, to summarize:
- The Prius Battery is under warranty for 8 years/ 160,000 KM (roughly 99,500 miles)
- However, it is designed to last the duration of the life of the car
- It is very rare to have to replace a hybrid battery
And you may not know that the Prius’ hybrid battery charges itself while you are driving – it’s true! Every time you brake or slow down, the battery get a recharge boost so you never have to plug it in! Plus when you are driving at moderate to slow speeds, the Prius is using only battery power, no gas. No wonder this thing is so efficient!
Now that we have put all of your hybrid-related concerns to rest, stop by Dick Dyer Toyota to get your 2013 Prius! We have the original Prius, the Prius v, and the Prius c. Start saving money and gas today with the Toyota Prius!