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2008 Toyota Prius Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

5 star
kurtlutt@gmail.com writes:
Great car and definately Toyota's flagship for reliability

Gas mileage is better than claimed, but has been decreasing in the last 2 years from 58 mpg to about 52. Maybe it is my driving style which needs improving. Had an issue with the 12 volt battery but was able to replace it myself without any problems.

4 star
lifevoyage@aol.com writes:
good value and less environmental pollution

basic package does not have cruise control or backup screen. love helping to save the environment. it is a green car. it reflects my values it's an ethical car to drive fits 5 comfortably it is quiet. performs well on the highway.

5 star
ToyotaDriver117 writes:
Excellent mileage and reliability

Lack of driver's seat adjustment, a little short on legroom, and somewhat hard to see out of

5 star
ToyotaDriver1028 writes:
reliable, efficient

The windows rattle, the dashboard lights reflect too brightly on the windshield at night

Pricing Trends

The average listing price for a 2008 Toyota Prius:
  • LemonFree $12,425
  • In Indiana $11,074
Pricing difference by year:
  • 2009 $14,391 + $1,966
  • 2007 $11,102 - $1,323 vs national average
Average price by trim:
  • Base $11,897
  • II $11,757
  • III $13,823
  • Standard $11,606
  • Touring $12,156

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2008 Toyota Prius

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)

Campaign Number: 12V537000
Component Name: STEERING
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.
Defect: Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Action: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall began during December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)

Campaign Number: 12V537000
Component Name: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.
Defect: Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Action: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall began during December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)

Campaign Number: 12V536000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.
Defect: The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Action: Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (11/14/2012)

Campaign Number: 12V536000
Component Name: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.
Defect: The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Corrective Action: Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

2008 Toyota Prius (2/3/2010)

Campaign Number: 10V036000
Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Defect: A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.