The Toyota Prius is the best-selling gas-electric hybrid in the United States and in the world. Toyota sold just 5,600 in 2001, but annual sales expanded to 54,000 in 2004 and 108,000 in 2005. Sales for the first quarter of 2008 were up from the same period in 2007.
Introduced as a 2001 model, the Prius was redesigned for 2004 and updated for 2006. The 2008 Toyota Prius gets some new options, notably leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering-wheel.
We find the Prius to be a comfortable car that's easy to like and live with. It's roomy, with adult-size back seats and lots of cargo space. It's pleasant to look at, with sleek, futuristic styling, easy to spot in a parking lot. In short, we like the Prius.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2008 Toyota Prius versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Toyota Prius and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2008 Toyota Prius Sedan is powered by a 1.5-liter Inline-4 with 110 net hp.
Standard safety equipment on the 2008 Toyota Prius Sedan includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, rear head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.
2008 Toyota Prius Sedan Specs & Features
The 2008 Toyota Prius Sedan is available in 3 trim levels: