U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #268: May 19, 2003
New Hybrids Getting Better Fuel Economy
The model year (MY) 2004 Toyota Prius, which will arrive in dealer showrooms this fall, has a combined EPA fuel economy rating of 55 miles per gallon (mpg), which is 7 mpg higher than the MY 2003 Prius. The new Prius, which is classified as a midsize car, is also larger than the older model, with increased height, width, length, wheelbase, and weight.
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