With an emphasis on fuel economy in the past couple of decades, the Toyota Prius has paved the way for an efficient option for those looking for a sedan. Armed with over 50 MPG estimated for years, the current 2021 model continues its popular trend.
But when looking for the ideal Toyota Prius, you have several options for the latest model year. The 2021 Toyota Prius offers the classic look and feel, but the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime adds an EV Hybrid experience. At Bob Smith Toyota, we provide a comparison of the two below:
2021 Toyota Prius
2021 Toyota Prius Prime
|1.8L 4-Cylinder Hybrid
||1.8L 4-Cylinder ECVT Hybrid|
|58 City / 53 Highway MPG
||55 City / 53 Highway MPG|
|N/A||EV Mode Driving Range||25 Miles|
|27.4 cubic ft||Cargo Space||19.8 cubic ft|
|Available||Electronic On-Demand AWD||Not Available|
In comparing both the 2021 Toyota Prius and the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime above, there are some stark differences between them. To start, the base 2021 Toyota Prius comes at a slightly lower price and more cargo space (27.4 cubic ft behind the second row). The model also offers an electronic On-Demand AWD System, a rare feature found on small hybrid sedans. However, the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime provides similar Highway MPG estimated (53 Highway MPG) and offers an EV Mode. This option allows drivers to go up to 25 miles on a single charge without using gasoline.
Beyond the difference in powertrains and cargo availability, both the 2021 Toyota Prius and Prius Prime offer a similar lineup of features. Each model will come standard with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. As for safety, the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 feature is added, as well as the Star Safety System™. Other key features in both models include:
Regardless of what kind of powertrain you’re looking for, the 2021 Toyota Prius and 2021 Toyota Prius Prime offer efficiency at their core. To find select models available in the La Crescenta, CA area, be sure to stop into Bob Smith Toyota for more information.