Contact Us Privacy Policy Site Map Home

      Car Reviews
      Truck Reviews
      SUV Reviews
      Hybrid Reviews
      Reviews by Make


      News Archive
      Buying a Car Guide

      2004 Car Reviews
      2004 Truck Reviews
      2004 SUV Reviews
      2004 Reviews by Make

2004 Toyota Prius

2004 Toyota Prius

2004 Toyota Prius - Specs
2004 Toyota Prius - Photos
2004 Toyota Reviews

2004 Toyota Prius - Price Quote

Visit Toyota for more information on the Toyota Prius.

Toyota, along with Honda, is one of the few manufacturers to offer a fully-functional hybrid car that isn't restricted to concept status, or as a dream in the head of an engineer. If only other companies would follow the Japanese duo's lead in the matter…

Thanks to a combination gas engine/electric motor setup, the 2004 Toyota Prius gets incredible gas mileage without needing any annoying recharging. You see, environmental responsibility doesn't have to take place at the expense of convenience.

If you're still content to debate this, consider the 2004 Toyota Prius. Newly remodeled, it is bigger, stronger and more fuel efficient than ever. It has more standard features, gets up to speed quicker and saves more money at the gas pumps.

Three cheers to Toyota engineers.

Available Models
The 2004 Toyota Prius is offered in one base trim.

Interior Features
A bigger car means more interior room. The four-door 2004 Toyota Prius continues to seat five, but does so with more ease than before. 16.1 cubic feet of cargo volume are offered.

The standard features list includes alloy wheels, air conditioning with automatic climate control, a tilt steering wheel with radio and climate controls and an AM/FM/CD player.

The Toyota Prius remodeling includes new options. For example, the optional navigation system adds voice recognition and a larger dashboard touchscreen.

Exterior Features
The full specs of the Prius' growth spurt: the hybrid car is 6.9 inches longer in wheelbase, 6.3 inches longer overall, 1.2 inches taller, nearly 2 inches wider and 125 lbs heavier.

The 2004 Toyota Prius uses an innovative 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine coupled with an electric motor/battery pack. The two supply power separately or together, with sensors determining the most-efficient method in terms of fuel consumption and power requirement. Now that's smart.

For 2004, the gas engine gains 6 horsepower, pushing the total to 133. The engine has 76 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 82 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm, while the electric motor gets 67 horsepower at 1200 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 0-1200 rpm.

A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is used by the Prius. It has near-infinite gear ratios rather than traditional gears. In addition, new "by-wire" electronics replace the mechanical linkages for the accelerator and shifter.

Drum roll please…the 2004 Toyota Prius has a fuel rating of 60/55 mpg (city/highway).

Safety and Security
Standard features include traction control, dual front airbags, antilock brakes with brake assist and an emergency inside trunk release. Front side airbags, curtain side airbags and an antiskid system are optional.

Fast Stats
MSRP from
1.5L I4
76 @ 4500
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
60 / 55

 Competing Model Reviews
04 Honda Civic
04 Honda Insight
 Other 2004 Toyota Car Reviews
2004 Toyota 4Runner
2004 Toyota Avalon
2004 Toyota Camry
2004 Toyota Camry Solara
2004 Toyota Celica
2004 Toyota Corolla
2004 Toyota Echo
2004 Toyota Highlander
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser
2004 Toyota Matrix
2004 Toyota MR2 Spyder
2004 Toyota Sienna
2004 Toyota RAV4
2004 Toyota Sequoia
2004 Toyota Tacoma
2004 Toyota Tundra

 Other Toyota Prius Reviews