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Replacing the Battery Pack on a Toyota Prius Costs More Than You Think
By RAY FERNANDEZ
Americans continue to buy the Toyota Prius for its energy efficiency. However, with a battery warranty of 8 to 10 years or 100,000 to 150,000 miles, there are many Prius cars on the market that need their battery replaced — and that doesn't come cheap, unfortunately.
The way different drivers use their Prius will affect the longevity of the battery. Older batteries will degrade faster than newer ones, and intense daily driving habits will also impact the battery's lifetime. Plus, driving and charging in cold or hot weather can affect the battery.
Outside the limits covered by the warranty, a Prius owner will be facing high costs to replace the battery. Car and Driver explains that it can be as high as $4,033, while Cash Car Buyers says that depending on the year and model, that cost can drop to about $2,000.