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What are the Differences Between the Prius Models?

By Product Expert | Posted in Eco-friendly, Model Comparisons, New Vehicles, Safety, Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius C, Toyota Prius V on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Comparing the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V

Comparing the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V

Ever wonder what the differences are between the Prius models are? Since its beginnings, the Toyota Prius has been a staple of the fuel-efficient automobile market. It has expanded to include the Prius, Prius C, and Prius V. So, just what defines these three models? Keep reading! We’re comparing the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V.


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The 2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius Rear End View in Blue
2017 Toyota Prius Exterior View in Blue

The 2017 Toyota Prius is a staple in the hybrid sector of the automotive world. It is built with advanced technology and efficiency in its DNA. There is truly a lot to love about this vehicle. Here are some of the 2017 Toyota Prius’s most distinctive features:

  1. Every model is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™
  2. 54/50 est. mpg [1]
  3. $24,685 starting MSRP [2]
  4. Available Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS)

2016 Toyota Prius C

2016 Prius C Models in Orange, Green, Blue, and Dark Blue
2016 Toyota Prius C Interior View of Steering Wheel and Front Dash in Black

This hatchback counterpart of the Prius is a more colorful and compact version. It boasts twelve different color options. The Prius C has a bit more playfulness in its design elements, but retains the same distinctive features of the coveted hybrid. Here are some of our favorite amenities in the 2016 Toyota Prius C:

  1. Available Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  2. 53/46 est. mpg [3]
  3. $19,560 starting MSRP [2]
  4. 60/40 split rear seats

2017 Toyota Prius V

Prius V Side View in Blue
View of Interior Seating in 2017 Toyota Prius V

The 2017 Toyota Prius V is the larger version of the Prius. It gives you a bit more room for you and your passengers, but retains the same loveable traits that the traditional Prius has. The Prius V offers an array of available safety and connectivity technologies. Here are some of our favorite amenities this model offers:

  1. Available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  2. Available SofTex® materials
  3. 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space
  4. Smart Key System with Push Button Start

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Overall, the main differences between the three models is their size and exterior design. Each have unique qualities that make any of these models great choices. The benefit of having the Prius, Prius C, and Prius V is that it gives customers a wider range of choices so that they can choose a Prius that suits their needs. Comparing the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V shows all to be great choices for those who want great efficiency ratings and forward-thinking technology. Want to check out these models in person? Come see us at Serra Toyota. Call us at (855) 957-3772, contact us online, or stop by in person today. Check out these models in our online inventory and then schedule a time for a test drive!

[1] 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

[2] MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing and handling Fee of $865 for Cars, $940 for Small/Medium Trucks (Sienna, RAV4 Gas, RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander Gas, Highlander Hybrid, 4Runner and Tacoma), $1,095 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,195 for large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling, and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Actual dealer price will vary.

[3] 2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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