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Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

When comparing the Toyota Prius to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius versus the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota Prius is a better car than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Toyota Prius versus Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Prius ranges from $18,749 to $31,989 while a used Toyota RAV4 Hybrid from the same model year range is priced between $31,848 to $44,859. For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $25,974 and $35,073, with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid priced between $30,923 and $42,044.

Toyota Prius versus Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.1 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 23 Best Hybrid Cars and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid being ranked 3 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid base engine makes 219 horsepower. The Prius is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 565 miles. The RAV4 Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 40 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 551 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.

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2022 Toyota Prius

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,974 - $35,073

Used Asking Price:

$18,749 - $31,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,923 - $42,044

Used Asking Price:

$31,848 - $44,859

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

6.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a compact crossover with seating for five. The current Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was redesigned for the 2019 model year, with new models costing between $28,650-$37,180 and 3-year-old models averaging $27,181.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Reputation for durability
  • Gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models available
  • Rugged SUV-like capability with the TRD Pro Off-Road trim

  • Lackluster driving experience
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto late to arrive
  • Cumbersome touchscreen controls

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Nightshade, LE, LE AWD-e, Limited, Nightshade AWD-e, L Eco, XLE, XLE AWD-e

Trim Levels

XSE, LE, Limited, XLE, SE, XLE Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.040 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

219 hp @ 5300 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.059 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

54 / 50 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

610 / 565 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

41 / 38 / 40

Range (city/hwy):

595 / 551 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

27.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

120.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Cargo Space:

37.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

69.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3010 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

180 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3710 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

67 inches

Length:

180.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/65R17