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Toyota Prius Prime vs. Toyota Prius

In comparing the Toyota Prius Prime to the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Prius Prime has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. 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, interior volume and overall quality score. The Toyota Prius Prime and Toyota Prius have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius Prime versus the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Prius is a better car than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Toyota Prius Prime versus Toyota Prius Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Prius Prime ranges from $26,909 to $37,993 while a used Toyota Prius from the same model year range is priced between $23,900 to $35,866. For a new model, the Toyota Prius Prime's price is between $30,119 and $39,117, with the Toyota Prius priced between $26,672 and $36,076.

Toyota Prius Prime versus 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 9.1 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius Prime being ranked 7 out of 23 Best Hybrid Cars and the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 23.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the base engine of both the Toyota Prius Prime and the Toyota Prius makes 121 horsepower. The Prius Prime is rated to deliver an average of 54 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 629 miles. The Prius is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 565 miles. The Prius Prime uses electricity, regular unleaded, and the Prius uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, and trunk space. The Toyota Prius Prime, a hybrid midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The Toyota Prius Prime and Toyota Prius are comparable in regards to front 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.

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2022 Toyota Prius Prime

2022 Toyota Prius

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,119 - $39,117

Used Asking Price:

$26,909 - $37,993

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,672 - $36,076

Used Asking Price:

$23,900 - $35,866

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

LE, XLE, Limited

Trim Levels

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

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:

3 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):

0.036 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.040 hp per pound

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

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

55 / 53 / 54

Range (city/hwy):

652 / 629 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Regular Unleaded

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

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:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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

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:

N/A

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:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

19.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.3 cubic feet

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

Overall Interior Volume:

120.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3365 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

182.9 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.8 inches

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

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:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15