When we compare the Toyota Prius's and the Toyota RAV4 Prime's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing. The Toyota RAV4 Prime 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 Prime's specifications and ratings, the Toyota RAV4 Prime is a better car than the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime Pricing
For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $29,274 and $40,665, with the Toyota RAV4 Prime priced between $46,643 and $55,265.
Toyota Prius vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime 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 Prime loses 38 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 Prime retains 3.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Prius.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Prime base engine makes 302 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota RAV4 Prime, 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
The Toyota Prius has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.