Compare the 2016 Toyota Prius Models

2016 Toyota Prius ThomasvilleStart thinking about which 2016 Toyota Prius you want to drive around Thomasville, and you will find yourself with several options. Even with the Prius Plug-In Hybrid taking its temporary break from the lineup before returning as the 2017 Prius Prime, there are three great 2016 Prius models.

Size Differences

The most noticeable and significant difference between the various Prius models is their size. If you picture a Prius, you are probably thinking of the standard Prius, a midsize model. By comparison, the 2016 Prius v is larger and more versatile while the 2016 Prius c is smaller, great for compact spaces. As expected, the Prius c is the most affordable and the Prius v is the most expensive, which makes sense due to size. If you are concerned about cargo space, opt for the Prius v with its 34.9 cubic feet compared to 21.6 cubes in the Prius and 17.1 cubes in the Prius c.

Engines and Fuel Economy

Every Prius runs on a hybrid powertrain, but the engine combinations are slightly different. The 2016 Prius and 2016 Prius v have the same 134-horsepower 1.8-liter hybrid 4-cylinder; the Prius c has a 99-horsepower 1.5-liter hybrid 4-cylinder. While any of the Prius models will get you great fuel economy, the Prius c is the best option, delivering 53 city* and 46 highway* for 50 mpg* combined. Although the standard Prius also takes you 50 mpg* combined, this only breaks down into 51 mpg* in the city and 48 mpg* on the highway. Even at the bottom of the pack, the Prius v is much more efficient than other models on the market, achieving 44 mpg* in the city, 40 mpg*on the highway, and 42 mpg* combined.

*Based on 2016 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only.

When you visit Thomasville Toyota to compare the 2016 Toyota Prius models in person, you will notice that they also have slightly different exterior styling. The team at our Thomasville, Georgia, dealership can help you choose among the models or decide if you want to wait for the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid to arrive.