|2016 Toyota Prius
||2016 Toyota Prius v
|Yes||Hybrid Synergy Drive Powertrain||Yes|
|55 mpg combined||Fuel Economy||42 mpg combined|
|21.6 cu-ft||Cargo Capacity||34.3 cu-ft|
2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Toyota Prius v
Toyota is the unquestionable world leader in the development and production of hybrid cars. The Toyota Prius kicked off the hybrid craze over 15 years ago, and since then, consumer's demand for hybrid cars has significantly grown, and Toyota has met this demand by expanding their hybrid offerings to eight models in total, including the Toyota Prius v, which is a more spacious and versatile version of the standard Prius, making it ideally suited for families. In order to help you decide which Prius model offers the best choice for you, we've created this 2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Toyota Prius v comparison.
The secret of the success of the both Prius models is their innovative and time-tested Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain. Unlike some other hybrids, the electric motor in the Hybrid Synergy Drive system for the Prius and Prius v generates enough power to drive the car on its own. This means the gasoline engine isn’t needed at ignition or low speed. This results in incredible fuel economy. The Prius v delivers a combined fuel-efficiency rating of 42 mpg, and the standard Prius gets an even more impressive 55 mpg.
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While the Prius has an advantage over the Prius v for fuel economy, if you desire a more spacious car, the Prius v is the preferred choice. When you pop open the rear hatch-style door on the Prius v, you’ll unveil a full 34.3 cu-ft of cargo space, so you can carry the essentials you need for any family adventure. In comparison, the Prius has a cargo capacity of only 21.6 cu-ft. And with flexible seat and cargo configurations, the Prius v possesses the versatility to adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.
While most of the features for the 2016 Prius v remain unchanged from the 2015 model year, the 2016 Prius is a completely new design. It boasts new athletic styling and improved performance, safety and fuel economy. Consumers can expect many of the pleasing updates for the 2016 Prius to be incorporated into the Prius v for the 2017 model year. You really can't go wrong with either of the Prius or Prius v, and your choice between the two largely depends on your specific needs. If you'd like to learn more about the 2016 Prius or the 2016 Prius v, be sure to get in touch with us here at Tuscaloosa Toyota. Also, be sure to check out our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model.