Welcome to PriusChat

We'd love to have you join our community and participate in the conversation! Sign up for FREE today.

Sign Up
  1. Today, 9/1, is the final day for full, personalized All Access Registration to TGB4 2014, the Prius Convention in Westford, MA. Click for more information. The All Access pass includes a personalized badge, event t-shirt, access to all events on Friday & Saturday, goodie bag, & more!

2010 Prius Splash Guards - Yes or No

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by KJF, Jun 16, 2009.

Social Buttons

  1. KJF

    KJF Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Small town - north central Idaho
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Any opinions on the pros and cons of adding splash guards to a 2010? I assume it cuts down on fuel efficiency? Are they necessary to protect paint/finish? Does it just depend on the kind of roads you are driving on? Readily available? Reasonably priced?Easy to install correctly?
  2. exbauer

    exbauer Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,170
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    Washington
    Your Vehicle Year:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    i don't even think they are out yet. correct me if i am wrong. but, i would get them to keep the salt from kicking up the sides in the winter.
    1 person likes this.
  3. Gadgetdad

    Gadgetdad New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Modesto, California
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    I don't care what they do to the mileage, the wheel wells look terrible! I can't believe they aren't finished off with some kind of trim. I am hoping Toyota is working on a solution. After a bit of rain there is quite a bit of splash up on the sides of the lower body. The rather fastidious Japanese engineers must be working on a fix for this.:eek:

    Lee
    1 person likes this.
  4. Bob_Stan

    Bob_Stan New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Central New York
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    Not sure about a 2010, but on my 2009 there is absolutely no affect. The splash guards are shadowed almost entirely by the tire. I would doubt you would notice any mileage effect.
    2 people like this.
  5. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    10,665
    Likes Received:
    538
    Location:
    Adelaide South Australia
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I concure with Bob_Stan, I saw no affect on fuel consumption after fitting mudflaps from the Prius Shop to my 2004 Prius.
    1 person likes this.
  6. dc202

    dc202 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    III
    The unfinished wheel wells are not good. I will buy anything available to fix this.
  7. ScarGo

    ScarGo Common Sense Conservative

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Perrysburg, Ohio
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    When will the Splash guards be available?
  8. Gen 3 for me

    Gen 3 for me Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Illinois
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    On my other vehicles where I purchased splash guards I feel it just moved the spray further back. For this reason I no longer purchase them. Wash and wax often is my solution.
  9. redmondprius

    redmondprius New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    US
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    II
    I would like to get some splashguards for our new Prius - even though it's still summer, there is a fair amount of road debris hitting the car just behind the wheels (after only about four days of driving). Am thinking about adapting some after-market models - will let you know if I go that route.

    In the mean-time, I use magnetic spash guards on my BMW - which might be the best answer for the Prius - both in terms of paint protection as well as aerodynamics. Anyone seen anything like these for a Prius?

    You will have to do a search for "magnetic stone guards" since this site won't let me post a direct link until I've had five posts.
Similar Threads: 2010 Prius
Forum Title Date
Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting How do I bleed air from inverter coolant on 2010 Prius Gen III? Yesterday at 4:01 PM
Gen III 2010+ Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubles Storing my 2010 Prius for a few months Thursday at 4:35 PM
Gen III 2010+ Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubles 2010 Prius iv weird start up! Help!! Wednesday at 10:03 PM
Gen III 2010+ Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubles Replaced battery on 2010 Prius and still doesn't start Aug 24, 2014
Prius Cars For Sale Husky all weather floor mats out of 2010 prius. Tan like new Aug 22, 2014