In comparing the Toyota Prius c's and the Toyota Prius v's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius c has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Prius v has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius c's and the Toyota Prius v's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Toyota Prius c vs. Toyota Prius v Pricing
A used 2017 Toyota Prius c ranges from $11,989 to $22,998 while a used 2017 Toyota Prius v is priced between $13,994 to $26,996.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius c’s base engine makes 99 horsepower, and the Toyota Prius v base engine makes 134 horsepower. The Prius c is rated to deliver an average of 46 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 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 c the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Toyota Prius v the advantage in maximum range. 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 c, a hybrid subcompact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Toyota Prius c has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.