How Much Does a Toyota Prius Weigh?

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According to the Toyota website, the curb weight of a 2014 Prius is 3,042 pounds. Curb weight is defined as the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment and all necessary fuel and fluids, but without passengers or cargo.

In comparison, when the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan in 1997, it weighed about 2,733 pounds, according to data from AutoZine.

As a hybrid car, the Toyota Prius is perhaps best known for its advantages over traditional cars in fuel efficiency. Toyota's mileage estimates for the 2014 Prius are 51 miles per gallon in the city and 48 miles per gallon on the highway.