Specifications of the Toyota Prius

These specifications are taken from "Prius New Car Features, May, 2000" and apply to the model year 2001 car sold in the United States of America, except as noted.

Body

Overall

Length

4.305 metres

169.5 inches

Width

1.695 metres

66.7 inches

Height

1.465 metres

57.6 inches

Wheel Base

 

2.550 metres

100.4 inches

Tread

Front

1.475 metres

58.1 inches

Rear

1.480 metres

58.3 inches

Effective Head Room

Front

985 mm

38.8 inches

Rear

942 mm

37.1 inches

Effective Leg Room

Front

1047 mm

41.2 inches

Rear

899 mm

35.4 inches

Shoulder Room

Front

1342 mm

52.8 inches

Rear

1325 mm

52.2 inches

Overhang

Front

815 mm

32.1 inches

Rear

940 mm

37.0 inches

Min Running Ground Clearance

125 mm

4.9 inches

Angle of Approach

14

Angle of Departure

22

Curb Weight

Front

770 kg

1700 lb

Rear

485 kg

1065 lb

Total

1255 kg

2765 lb

Gross Vehicle Weight

Front

890 kg

1965 lb

Rear

750 kg

1650 lb

Total

1640 kg

3615 lb

Fuel Tank Capacity

45 litres

11.9 us gal

Luggage Compartment Capacity

0.39 m3

137.7 cu. ft.

Fuel Tank Capacity is determined by EPA / CARB ORVR test conditions.  The tank contains a resin bladder to reduce vapor.  Some owners have put more fuel in than appears possible and some have been punished by fuel shooting back out.  Be sensible and don't top off!  The rated capacity in Imperial gallons is 9.9.

Chassis

Brakes

Front

Ventilated Disk

Rear

L.T. Drum

Parking brake

L.T. Drum

Brake booster

Hydraulic

Suspension

Front

MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar

 

Rear

Torsion Bar with Stabilizer Bar

Steering

Rack and Pinion

Steering gear Ratio (Overall)

16.4 - 18.3

Power Steering

Electric Motor

Min. Turning Radius (Outside Front)

Wall to Wall

10.2 metres

33.5 feet

Curb to Curb

9.4 metres

30.8 feet

Tires

Bridgestone Potenza RE92 P175/65R14 84S
Treadwear 160, Traction A, Temperature A

"84" is the load index and means 1102 lbs, "S" is the speed index and means 112 m.p.h.

Source of Recommendation (no liability accepted)

Pressure (p.s.i.)

Front

Rear

Toyota

35

33

Bridgestone

50 maximum

Yahoo! discussion groups (typical choices)

40

38

42

40

Gasoline Engine

1NZ-FXE 16-valve double overhead cam, 1497 cubic centimetre displacement with 75 mm bore and 84.7 mm stroke
Variable compression ratio (Atkinson/Miller cycle), 13.0 expansion ratio
Multi-port fuel injection
Research Octane Number (RON) 95
Maximum power 52 kW (70 hp) at 4,500 r.p.m.
Maximum torque 111 N.m (82 lb.ft) at 4,200 r.p.m.

Motor / Generator 1

Alternating Current (AC) 3-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor/Generator

Motor / Generator 2

Alternating Current (AC) 3-Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor/Generator
Rated voltage 273.6 volts
Maximum output power 33 kW, 1040 to 5600 r.p.m.
Maximum torque 350 N.m, 0 to 400 r.p.m.
Current at maximum torque 351 amps
Water cooled, separate from engine coolant

High Voltage Battery

Panasonic sealed Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
38 modules of six 1.2 volt cells each, for 228 cells and 273.6 volts (nominal) total
Weight 52 kg [note to self - check, source?]
Isolated by System Main Relay when car is OFF
Isolated by Service Plug for maintenance (or for rescue operations)

Auxiliary Battery

Shielded, maintenance-free lead acid, type S34B20L
12V, 28 ampere hour, mounted in trunk on driver's side