Toyota Prius C vs Toyota Prius: What Is the Difference?

November 24th, 2014 by

The famous Prius family of models is expanding. This means that the Prius lover will be spoiled for choice. Of course, this can also make choosing between them a task in itself.

We’ll take a look at the difference between the Toyota Prius C and the standard Toyota Prius model. Which one will you choose?

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The Toyota Prius C

The Toyota Prius C is the street-smart drive of the Prius family.

Size

Its compact size makes fitting into parking spaces a breeze—there’s absolutely no stress here when it comes to tricky city roads. It’s brilliant for any professional or small family if you’re a city-dweller. Its 60/40 split rear seats also help to maximize the interior space, making sure that there’s no compromise on storage room and seating comfort for passengers.

Cost

The Toyota Prius C is perhaps the most affordable of all the Prius models.

Technology

The display audio with Navigation and Entune® App Suite will ensure that navigation across the city is smooth and easy. Bluetooth connectivity also helps to keep you connected, hands-free.

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The Standard Toyota Prius

So how does the standard model hold up against the Toyota Prius C?

Size

Slightly larger than the Prius C, the standard Prius offers a pleasant drive and ample room for a larger family and enjoyable over longer-lasting journeys.

Efficiency

Perhaps the shining feature of the standard Toyota Prius is its famous efficiency. It boasts an EPA-estimated 51 mpg in the city, 48 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined*. The standard Prius remains the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. Although there is no doubt that the Prius C offers a significant standard of efficiency, the standard still trumps its more modern model.

Cost

The cost of the standard comes in slightly higher than the Prius C. Although, with superior efficiency, more space, and advanced technologies, if cost and compact parking aren’t your priority, the standard Prius remains an excellent choice.

Can’t make up your mind? Come and chat with us here at Warrenton Toyota. We’ll be able to show you the ins and outs and help you make the right decision on your Prius.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.