Toyota Prius ZVW30R
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Toyota Prius ZVW30R (2009-2015)

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Toyota Prius ZVW30R
4.6

16 reviews

PositivevsNegative
88% · 141 · 6%

Build Quality
4.7
Value for Money
4.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.7
Noise Level
5.0
Braking
5.0
Acceleration / Power
3.7
Gear Shifting
5.0
Suspension
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
4.7
Handling
3.5
Interior Design
4.5
Boot Size
4.7
Comfort
4.7
Features
4.3

Reviews

16 reviews
Jack
JackSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  ZVW30R

Toyota quality that lasts

These cars are so bloody good no wonder taxi companies love them. I've had mine for 10 years and done 180,000. Nothing wears out,Toyota have done a fantastic job with their hybrids. Show details
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Kate G
Kate GSydney, NSW16 posts
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G.Y. Land
G.Y. LandGarran 2605, ACT140 posts
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Peter from the Tweed
Peter from the TweedTweed55 posts
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Harry
HarryAdelaide4 posts
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Janine
Janine11 posts
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Perfect

Looked at a lot of cars before l chose the Prius was blown away by the performance when l tool it for a test drive it's a zippy little car for getting around town but has the power on the open road it is very economical to run l absolutely love it

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I am picky but I am reas
I am picky but I am reasAU9 posts
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Amresh
Amresh
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Economical - Smooth - Comfortable - 7 seater

The 2012 Toyota Prius delivers stellar fuel economy without requiring much effort on the part of the driver. The smartphone-connected Entune system brings live destination search, traffic data, and Pandora streaming to the dashboard. Voice command tech and intuitive steering-wheel controls help to keep eyes on the road.he 2012 Toyota Prius just works, delivering outstanding fuel economy, good cabin-tech options, and a comfortable ride with few compromises.

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yarralumba
yarralumba4 posts
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Best car I ever owned

Using this car is always a good driving experience. The performance and handling is very good. The interior is roomy and quiet and very easy for a tall person to enter and exit the car. The car is very reliable. Running costs are low due to the hybrid design. Petrol consumption around city and suburbs with constant short trips returns about 5.6--5.8 litres/100 klms but on a recent freeway trip of 120 kms it used only 3.7 litres/100 even including 2 stops. There are too many features to mention. Has travelled 110,000 klms and I have had it since about 80,000 klms on the clock. I would buy another for sure.

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Lynx
LynxPerth
  ZVW30R

Simply the best

Our first 2010 Prius was great; upgraded to a used 2013 iTech in 2014. Not one problem, fuel efficient, easy to drive, loads of features, love the solar panel on the roof which reduces the inside temperature when parked. The only thing I would swap it for is a fully electric vehicle, which is planned for once we get a solar battery backup installed. Update from 2016 - 2 years later, everything still fine, serviced by Dealer, not one problem, only routine (new tyres), no problem with either battery.

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Helen c
Helen c2 posts
  ZVW30R

Love my Prius 2009

I love my 2008 hybrid Prius bought it new and would never ever buy another straight petrol car a again fuel Eco fantastic 3.9 per 100 km it is by far the best car l have ever had. Just up graded to an I tech 2013 love this car and l would never ever change. Cheap to run cheap to service and so reliable. 10 out of 10

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msteen
msteenSydney, NSW5 posts
  ZVW30R

Lovely car, pity about suspension

I had one of the previous models to this one (2003) and it had the same issue - poor suspension. Low to the ground to cut wind resistance and push fuel efficiency but can feel every bump in the road.

Other than that, I can get around 5.1L/100km which is pretty fair. Means a fill up every few weeks. Would like to see the plugin version in Australia, but they aren't selling one from Toyota yet - has to be custom job.
Very fuel efficient. No issues reliability wise. Warranty pricing is $130/service.
Poor suspension in the series as a whole.

GRUMBLEBUM
GRUMBLEBUMSydney, NSW45 posts
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elainel
elainelPerth, WA9 posts
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alecaroll
alecarollGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC28 posts
  ZVW30R

Excellent

Sometimes if parked outdoor under big sun, the battery might enter protective mode, and shows on screen 'EV mode not available'. It is hard to perform head check sometimes, as the seat belt would fix me onto the seat.
Trouble free. high oil efficiency. Durable paint, ultra-low wind drag. Sufficient boot space.
Bit of wind noise in car. Tyre wear faster than other cars with OEM tyres. quite big blind zone when turnning right. It is hard to do headcheck sometimes. Show 3 replies

Questions & Answers

Taranaki
Taranaki · Prius ZVW30R (2009-2015)

Is it possible to change touch screen to English from Japanese on a Japanese import?

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Starting Price $39,900$43,900$36,440$37,400
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypeHybridHybridHybridHybrid
Wheels15" Alloy17" Alloy15" Alloy15" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption3.9 L/100km3.4 L/100km3.4 L/100km4.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L43 L43 L45 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.5L
Max Power73kW @ 5200rpm72kW @ 5200rpm72kW @ 5200rpm57kW @ 5000rpm
Max Torque142Nm @ 4000rpm142Nm @ 3600rpm142Nm @ 3600rpm115Nm @ 4000-4200rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Release date
Discontinuation date
Replaced byToyota Prius ZVW50R

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