In comparing the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota Prius v's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Toyota Prius v has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota Prius v's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius v is a better car than the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota Prius v Pricing
A used 2017 Toyota Prius ranges from $14,804 to $25,998 while a used 2017 Toyota Prius v is priced between $13,628 to $26,804.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the Toyota Prius v base engine makes 134 horsepower. The Prius is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 565 miles. The Prius v is rated to deliver an average of 41 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. This gives the Toyota Prius the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Toyota Prius v. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Prius v has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Toyota Prius has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.