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A Closer Look at the Differences Between the Prius Models

By Toyota of River Oaks | Posted in Toyota Prius on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 10:09 am

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Differences Between 2014 Toyota Prius Models

If you’re familiar with the Toyota Prius family, you likely know that there are four different Prius models in the lineup. All four of the models offer some extreme fuel efficiency, however, they offer different ratings and capabilities, allowing the Prius models to cater to a wide variety of lifestyles. To help you distinguish the models, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the differences between the 2014 Toyota Prius models. We hope that it will make the research process a little easier for you.

The four models that make up the 2014 Toyota Prius family are the Prius, Prius c, Prius v and Prius Plug-in. Of course the differences between the Prius Plug-in and the other three models are quite obvious. While the three models employ a hybrid drivetrain, the Plug-in model relies mainly on electricity to operate. Here at Toyota of River Oaks we don’t keep the Prius Plug-in stocked, so we are going to keep that model out of the comparison and instead focus on the more similarly-equipped hybrid models which we do have available in our new car inventory.

 
Toyota Prius c
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius v
Toyota Prius Plug-In
MSRP$19,080$24,200$26,750$29,990
City Fuel Economy53 mpg51 mpg95 mpge44 mpg
Highway Fuel Economy46 mpg48 mpg50 mpge40 mpg

We’ll start by telling you about the base model Prius. For a variety of capabilities, the 2014 Toyota Prius is smack dab in the middle of the Prius c and Prius v models. The MSRP of the Prius is between the two models and when it comes to size and fuel efficiency, the Prius is also an accumulation of both models. It’s not as spacious as the Prius v, but it offers a slight boost in efficiency and a price that is more affordable. On the other hand, it’s more spacious than the Prius c, but is not as fuel efficient.

When it comes to size, the 2014 Prius c is the smallest of the models in the Prius family. The Prius c is considered the sporty model of the Prius lineup, and that’s clearly evident when you look at the sophisticated exterior styling of the hatchback. While there isn’t as much space, the small size of the Prius c has its benefits. The Prius c is the most affordable, as well as the most fuel efficient of any of the Prius models—other than the Prius Plug-in, of course.

2014-toyota-prius-family-differences-between-modelsIf you’re looking for impressive fuel economy but still need a spacious interior, you’ll likely find that the 2014 Prius v is the Prius model most capable of suiting your needs. The Prius v is the largest of all the hybrids in the family, yet it’s still extremely conservative on fuel. It’s the most expensive of the Prius models, however, with an MSRP of just over $26,000, it’s still extremely affordable. That’s especially true when you consider how much money you will save at the pumps.

As you can see, the four models that make up the Prius family are extremely different. If you’re interested in discovering more about the differences between the 2014 Toyota Prius models, be sure to schedule a test drive here at Toyota of River Oaks where you can get the first-hand experience of each Prius model and determine which of the affordable and efficient hybrids is best for you. If you have any questions, be sure to get in touch with us. We’re more than happy to help in any way.

 

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