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2021 Toyota Prius efficiency, fuel tank capacity, and range

What is the 2021 Toyota Prius mpg?

The Prius is an amazing machine, and for 2021 it comes in seven impressive trim levels. The lineup begins with the LE Eco and goes up from there with the LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e, the 2020 Edition, and the top Limited. What is the 2021 Toyota Prius mpg for each trim? We have answers.

As you may have noticed, several trims give you an electric AWD as an option. When it comes to efficiency, the LE Eco is the best. For the rest of the lineup, your efficiency only depends on whether you select an FWD model or an AWD-e model.

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Fuel efficiency figures for the 2021 Prius

L Eco

Efficiency (MPG):
58-City/53-Highway/56-Combined

FWD

Efficiency (MPG):
54-City/50-Highway/52-Combined

AWD-e

Efficiency (MPG):
51-City/47-Highway/49-Combined

2021 Toyota Prius gauge cluster

Fuel tank capacity for the 2021 Toyota Prius

If you want to determine the range of any vehicle, you need to know two things. You need to know the efficiency, which we went over up there, and you need to know just how large the fuel tank is. Luckily, the Prius has a sizable fuel tank with all FWD models getting a capacity of 11.3 gallons and all AWD-e models receiving a capacity of 10.6 gallons.


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How far can the 2021 Toyota Prius go on a tank of gas?

When you get down to it, the calculation for range is pretty simple. It’s just fuel tank capacity multiplied by the mpg figure. Of course, we have three mpg figures. Your range can definitely vary whether you are driving in the start-and-stop city or whether you are cruising out on the highway, and a hybrid actually usually does better in the city.

However, to provide the most useful range figures, we are going to use the combined mpg to come to our range figures. What is the combined mpg though? It’s actually derived from the other two numbers, hence its name. If you take 55% of the city figure and add it to 45% of the highway figure and add them together, you will arrive at the combined figure. Below are the combined range figures for each Prius model.

L Eco

Range (Combined):
632.8 Miles

FWD

Range (Combined):
587.6 Miles

AWD-e

Range (Combined):
519.4 Miles