Car shoppers looking to purchase a new hybrid model can sometimes be hesitant thanks to horror stories of hybrid battery replacement costs. While it is true that a hybrid battery for the Toyota Prius will set you back a lot more than a battery from a traditional gas-powered model, they also last much longer. Learn more about how much you can expect a Toyota hybrid battery replacement to cost and how often you will have to pay up below.
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Toyota Hybrid Battery Replacement Costs
Toyota hybrid battery replacement costs will vary between dealerships, but, in general, a new Toyota hybrid battery for the Prius costs about $2,200 – $2,600 without labor depending on your model year. Do your research and shop around at local Toyota dealerships to find the best price in your area and ask for an itemized list that will show how much each dealership is charging for the actual hybrid battery part and labor.
While the Prius battery is fairly expensive to replace, it can be less expensive than upgrading to a new model and with a new battery your Toyota Prius can run like new for many more years if the other mechanical parts are in good condition.
How long does a Toyota hybrid battery last?
All good things must eventually come to an end, including Toyota hybrid batteries that soldier on providing fuel-efficient driving for thousands upon thousands of miles. It’s hard to say exactly how long you can expect your Toyota hybrid battery to last as driving habits and conditions play a huge factor in lifespan. However, in general, you should look for signs of battery wear after 10 years or 100,000 miles.
For more information on Toyota hybrid batteries and their replacement costs, Birmingham-area hybrid owners can give the Serra Toyota service center a call at 205-847-5040. Serra Toyota service center appointments can also be made online from the schedule appointment tab linked on the homepage.