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I cannot find a replacement starting battery for my 2016 Prius 2. The only option is buying one from Toyota for an exorbitant price. Does anybody out there know of a standard group number battery that will fit?
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It is somewhat unusual to need a 12 V battery after only 2 years.
And it is not a "starting battery" in the conventional sense. It really just boots up a lot of computers and runs the accessories.

What makes you think you need a new one ??
If you got the car in late '16 or early '17, the battery might still be under warranty.

Exactly where have you checked for a replacement ?

If you haven't tried the major chain auto parts stores, please do that.

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I have tried all the auto parts stores, Auto Zone, O'Reilly, Advanced, NAPA, etc. Nobody even lists a replacement battery. Starting battery for my generation 3 Prius was easy to find. Walmart even has them.
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Please answer the other 2 questions:

Why do you think you need a new one after only 2 years ?

Is the car still under the original 2 year warranty ??

Do you have a Pep Boys store in your area ? They seem to be a good source of Prius batteries.

Regardless of where you get one, it WILL be more expensive than you think.

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I ran into the same problem on my gen 1. I found a conversation kit on line using an Optum battery. Check online. The battery itself does not need high cranking amps as its only purpose is powering lights and electronics.
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