Written by Marco Carvajal
2021 Toyota Prius Special Edition 2020
The popular Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. The Prius is a hybrid car, powered by both gasoline and electric motors, produced by Toyota.
Back in 2001, when this hybrid car appeared for the first time in the US market, it changed the evolution of automotive production. Today hybrid, plugins, and electric cars are very popular and are becoming the future, and the Prius was one of the pioneer hybrid cars.
Toyota celebrates 20 Years Anniversary of production of the Prius in the U.S. with the 2021 Toyota Prius 20 Special Edition. Only 2,020 units of his special edition have been produced.
The 2021 Prius model year marked the 20 years anniversary since the Toyota Prius first came to the U.S. in 2001. As a special-edition version of the Prius, Toyota created the Prius 2020 Edition that I am test driving.
Toyota Prius sales have been very successful in the U.S. reaching up to 1.9 million through 2019, and the model name has become synonymous of hybrid technology.
The 2020 Edition is available in attractive colors like Supersonic Red or the new Wind Chill Pearl. This version features a striking black exterior and unique features like a sporty color-coded rear spoiler.
Estimated 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined
This Prius is one of the most efficient hybrid cars on the planet, it can cover 54 miles on a single gallon of gasoline on the hybrid mode in the city. It is very difficult to spend all the gas on the Prius gas tank, it seems to last forever.
Trims and Pricing for the 2021 Toyota Prius
The Prius has a good low price range starting at $24K and all the way to $32K. It is crated for mass-selling.
Pricing for the Prius 2020 Special Edition is similar to the XLE model, near $29K.
- L ECO
$24,525 Starting MSRP
$25,735 Starting MSRP
- LE AWD-E
$27,135 Starting MSRP
$28,575 Starting MSRP
- XLE AWD-E
$29,575 Starting MSRP
- 2020 EDITION
$29,875 Starting MSRP
$32,650 Starting MSRP
Besides great pricing and value, The Prius is one of the most efficient cars in the market with an incredible estimated 54 MPG fuel economy when driving in the city. 50 MPG in the highway, and 52 MPG combined.
New for the Prius 2021
The 2020 limited edition version has a unique exterior trim. This 2021 model special edition carries the Prius 2020 Edition badge. This car gets blacked-out 17-inch wheels, headlights, B-pillars, mirror caps, and a color-coded rear spoiler. This Prius is available in two paint colors: Supersonic Red or Wind Chill Pearl. Only 2,020 people can own this new Prius as only 2,020 models will be released.
Unique to the Prius 2020 Edition we can find the 2020 word glove/keychain and floor mats, as well as a black shift knob, A-pillar interior trim, and smoky vents to add a unique design with this 20-year anniversary special edition.
More interesting features like the standard Bi-LED headlamps and LED rear combination lamps to provide better light than halogens, and also reduce energy consumption and give a longer service life.
A full-width glass panel beneath the rear spoiler aids rearward visibility while also serving as a distinctive Prius design feature.
Safer Prius with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
The 2021 Prius becomes updated with a more advanced Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, replacing the old Toyota Safety Sense. The Prius, which already had Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P) standard, steps up to the more capable TSS 2.0 for 2021.
The latest version, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, an advanced safety system that includes smart features to help you have a safer ride.
- Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Bicyclist Detection
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Road Sign Assist
Considering the low price of the Prius with a mid-price around $28,000. and the amazing fuel economy, smart safety features, and other advantages of the Prius produce more value, even higher than with other similar cars.
2021 Toyota Prius Special Edition 2020 Highlights
- 17-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels with black lug nuts, piano-black wheel inserts, and P215/45R17 tires
- Color-keyed rear deck spoiler
- Blackout headlight components
- Custom “2020” floor mats and key glove
- Estimated 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined.
- Blackout headlight components
- Black model and grade badges
- Piano-black shift knob
- LED accent lights with piano-black bezels
- Android Auto compatible
- Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
- Integrated backup camera display
- Smart Key System with Push Button Start
- Apple CarPlay & Amazon Alexa compatible
- 60/40 split fold-down rear seats with center armrest
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
- Smart-flow climate control system with pollen filtration
- Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
The Prius Comes with Value, Full Efficiency, and Modern Features
Every year the Prius gets better. Toyota has fixed a few issues with the new Prius. It now has a rear seat with a fifth seat and comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa.
The Prius has an original modern futuristic design with a trendy silhouette. The Prius’ exterior is very attractive and aerodynamic, very Japanese ultra-modern style to enhance the feeling of advanced electric hybrid technology.
The compact interior is comfortable and appealing, I enjoy driving and using the control panel. It feels like driving a flying car, very bright lights, and a high-resolution screen similar to the one included in a Tesla.
Prime’s cargo is small if you have a lot of baggage or things to take with you, but it does the job.
If you want to buy one of the most efficient hybrid cars in the world, priced around $30K, then the Prius should be on your wishlist.