2018 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2018 Toyota Prius

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Toyota has been impressively working and upgrading their hybrid cars to be the latest and the greatest. With all this upgrading, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the different models that they are releasing, and which one might better fit your driving needs.

One of the first hybrid vehicles to hit the market was the Prius by Toyota. Since then, the Prius family has grown including the additions of the Prius c and the Prius Prime.

Continue reading to learn what the difference is between the Prius and the Prius Prime.

Specs and Features of the 2018 Prius Prime and 2018 Prius

The 2018 Prius and the 2018 Prius Prime both are equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces a horsepower of 95 along with an electric horsepower of 121. The fuel economy is where the difference is between the two hybrids. The Prime has a combined fuel economy of 52 mpg while the Prius Prime has a combined fuel economy of 133 mpg.

The 2018 Prius has a starting MSRP of $23,475 and seats five passengers with a passenger volume of 93 cubic feet. While the 2018 Prius Prime has a starting MSRP of $27,100 with four passenger seats and a passenger volume of 91 cubic feet.

As you can see, there are a few differences between the two Prius models. Drivers do not need to plug in the Prius to charge the electric battery, while the Prius Prime can be charged at public charging stations or at the home of the driver. 

Stop by Rochester Toyota to talk to our expert staff and learn more about the 2018 Prius and 2018 Prius Prime. Take a test drive to experience the hybrids for yourself.