The hybrid segment is constantly expanding, and we’re always welcoming new models to join the segment. The iconic Toyota Prius is going up against the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid in a head-to-head battle to show drivers what each one has to offer. One of the main differences is the body type. The Prius is a hatchback, whereas the Crosstrek is a compact SUV. Both types have their own benefits, which we will focus on throughout the comparison.
To begin, the 2016 Toyota Prius Two will be compared to the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid using the base models to keep it fair. Drivers will notice the Prius is much more efficient, however the Crosstrek is more powerful overall. The Prius has a slightly lower starting price point than the Crosstrek, and both vehicles offer similar cargo space for extra belongings.
|2016 Toyota Prius Two||VS||2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid|
|51 city/48 hwy||MPG||30 city/34 hwy|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||2.0-liter H-4|
|21.6 cu. ft.||Cargo volume||21.5 cu. ft.|
Although the 2016 Prius and the 2016 Crosstrek are not the same body type, the interior dimensions are quite comparable. Overall there is more interior volume in the Crosstrek, but as mentioned before, the cargo space is almost the same. Front seat passengers in the Crosstrek get a little more legroom than those in the Prius, but rear seat passengers in the Prius have slightly more space to stretch out.
When it comes to safety, either one of these vehicles are sure to have you and your family covered at all times. Both the Prius Two and the Crosstrek Hybrid at set with standard automatic headlights, brake assist systems, electronic traction control and low tire pressure indicators. Each of them are also set with standard anti-theft protection for additional safety even when you’re not around. The 2016 Toyota Prius does come out on top of the list with standard active head restraints that are not available in the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.
Turning our attention to convenience features, these two hybrids are quite comparable. Both are set standard with automatic climate control, cruise control, an outside temperature gauge, heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry and a backup camera. The Prius does offer overhead console storage that is not available in the Crosstrek. Both vehicles have seating for five and come with a standard rear split folding bench seat. Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Prius are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel can do so by scheduling a test drive online.