The many bumpers of the 4th Gen Prius

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  1. 2020XLEAWD

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    The 4th gen prius has 4 different bumper combinations. Does the cool aerodynamic looking one at the bottom add MPG lol
     

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    I doubt it - they're just styling I'd suspect - on different versions of the same car. Over years, manufacturers change little details like this, possibly for strength, attachment arrangement - or just on a whim.
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    As a later thought - if any of those are from the new Gen4s with the ugly tail-lights - maybe they had to change the bumper to compensate the aerodynamics?

    Alternatively, they could be Regional differences - a lot of Japanese Home models are a bit different from the Overseas models.
    This is the current Australian version - with the new ugly tail-lights. It looks like the profile of the lip is slightly different from mine (2nd photo).
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    I snapped all four photos of those bumpers in Los Angeles. There’s a million Priuse’s here it seems. I have the one with the reflectors built into the bumpers. I thought they were lights at first. Looks like a company called Hybrid Pit/Prius Zilla is selling that Aerodynamic looking one for $280
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    LOL. If anything, the new gen4's (19+) actually have the better looking tail lights. But all subject to opinion. I can't stand the front and rear lights of the 16-18

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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Top left: Appearance Package (2017-2018)
    Top right: 2016-2018 non-Touring (as well as Prime) bumpers
    Bottom left: 2019+ bumpers
    Bottom right: 2016-2018 Touring bumpers.


    It's all cosmetic. Note that the Touring and non-touring plastic inserts are not interchangeable - you have to buy the entire bumper as the cut out shape is different.
     
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    It’s frustrating that auto makers change the shape of body parts every year or two. It makes repairs/replacement more difficult and costly.
     
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    Here’s an alternate view of the appearance package rear bumper.

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    pretty cool. The center part reminds me of the TRD one
     

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    This reminds me of something:

     
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    I think it looks a bit like

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