Differences between the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V

Which Toyota Prius Model is Right for me?

Differences between the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V

Ever wonder what the differences are between the Prius models? Since its beginnings, the Toyota Prius has been a staple of the fuel-efficient automobile market. It has expanded to include the Prius, Prius C, and Prius V. So, just what defines these three models? Keep reading for our comparison of the differences between the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V.


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The 2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius in Blue Exterior View of Top and Side
2017 Toyota Prius Rear End View of Taillights in Blue

The 2017 Toyota Prius is Toyota’s well-known and beloved hybrid vehicle. Built with advanced technology and efficiency at heart, there’s lots to love about this vehicle. Some distinctive features of the 2017 Toyota Prius are the following:

  • Every model is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™
  • 54/50 est. mpg [1]
  • $24,685 starting MSRP [2]
  • Six different model options
  • Available Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS)

2016 Toyota Prius C

2016 Toyota Prius C Models in Green Blue Dark Blue and Orange
2017 Toyota Prius C Interior View of Dashboard Technology and Steering Wheel

This hatchback is the colorful, more compact counterpart of the Prius. Showcasing twelve different color options, the Prius C has a bit more edge to its design, but retains the elements that make the Prius a coveted hybrid. Here are some of our favorite features of the compact Prius, the 2016 Toyota Prius C:

  • Available Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  • 53/46 est. mpg [3]
  • $19,560 starting MSRP [2]
  • Multi-Information Display
  • 60/40 split rear seats

2017 Toyota Prius V

2017 Toyota Prius V Exterior View of Side in Blue
Interior View of Rear Seating in 2017 Prius V

This larger version of the Prius, the 2017 Toyota Prius V gives a bit more wiggle room for your passengers and gear, but retains the same loveable traits that the Prius has. The Prius V offers an array of available advanced safety technologies, as well as connectivity technology. Here are some of our favorite perks of this model:

  • Available 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Available SofTex® materials
  • 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start

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There you have it. The main differences between the Prius vs Prius C vs Prius V is their size and design, but they each have unique qualities that can offer drivers, like exciting technology, features, and performance. Want to check out these models in person? Come see us at Toyota of Decatur. Call us at (855) 480-1998, contact us online, or stop by in person. You can check out these models in our online inventory and schedule a time to take one for a test drive.

[1] 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

[2] MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing and handling Fee of $865 for Cars, $940 for Small/Medium Trucks (Sienna, RAV4 Gas, RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander Gas, Highlander Hybrid, 4Runner and Tacoma), $1,095 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,195 for large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling, and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. Actual dealer price will vary.

[3] 2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.