When we compare the Toyota Prius Prime's and the Toyota Prius's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius Prime has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. 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, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius Prime's and the Toyota Prius's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius is a better car than the Toyota Prius Prime.
Toyota Prius Prime vs. Toyota Prius Pricing
A used 2024 Toyota Prius Prime ranges from $34,399 to $46,362 while a used 2024 Toyota Prius is priced between $29,113 to $42,090. For a new model, the Toyota Prius Prime's price is between $34,530 and $44,478, with the Toyota Prius priced between $29,274 and $40,665.
Toyota Prius Prime vs. Toyota Prius Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Prius Prime loses 40.5 percent of its value and the Toyota Prius loses 41.8 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Prius Prime retains 1.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius Prime vs. Toyota Prius Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius Prime is 8.1 out of 10 while the Toyota Prius' quality rating is 9.2 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius Prime being ranked 2 out of 7 Best Hybrid Hatchbacks and the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 7. Out of 25 Best Hybrid Cars, the Toyota Prius Prime is ranked 10 and the Toyota Prius is ranked 1.
Toyota Prius Prime vs. Toyota Prius Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Prius Prime is 5.7 out of 10. For the Toyota Prius the reliability rating is 9.1 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Prius a substantial advantage in reliability compared to the Toyota Prius Prime.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius Prime’s base engine makes 220 horsepower, and the Toyota Prius base engine makes 194 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more cargo space. The Toyota Prius Prime and Toyota Prius are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Prius Prime and the Toyota Prius have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.