In comparing the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's specifications and ratings, 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, reliability and overall quality score. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius is a better car than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Pricing
A used 2024 Toyota Prius ranges from $29,113 to $42,090 while a used 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is priced between $33,809 to $45,521. For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $29,274 and $40,665, with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid priced between $33,982 and $44,979.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Prius loses 41.8 percent of its value and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid loses 36.1 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid retains 5.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.2 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 25 Best Hybrid Cars and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Hybrid Small SUVs.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.1 out of 10. For the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid the reliability rating is 7.5 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Prius an advantage in reliability compared to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid base engine makes 219 horsepower.
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 cargo space. The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Prius and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.