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Compare Toyota Prius Models – Prius, C, V, and Plug-In Hybrid

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Comparing Toyota Prius Models

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What started out as one vehicle, however, has now split into four distinct models. The Prius, Pruis c, Prius v, and Prius Plug-in Hybrid all offer unique characteristics and attributes.

So how are they different and which one is right for you? Take a look at this quick explanation to find out.

If you're not sure which Prius is best for you and your family, visit Ourisman Chantilly Toyota today and take a test drive in all four. We'd love to help you find the perfect Toyota Prius for your needs, so stop in and let's get started today.

Whether you live in Chantilly, Centreville, Manassas, Warrenton or Washington DC you can get the efficient, affordable vehicle you need for daily driving and long road trips.

Toyota Prius c: The Small, Compact Prius

The Toyota Pruis c is the smallest in the Prius family, so that's where we'll start. It's also the most affordable. The Prius c is probably the most visually unique thanks to a traditional hatchback body. This Prius is the most fuel-efficient city-driver of all the Prius models except the Plug-in Hybrid.

Toyota Prius: The Original Fuel-Saver

As Toyota puts it, this is "the one that started it all." It's the midsize Toyota Prius, with the traditional size and character that made the Prius so popular in the late 90s and early 2000s. It has a slightly larger engine than the Prius c. When you want the perfect balance of space and high-efficiency, the original Toyota Prius is a great option.

Toyota Prius v: The Big, Spacious Prius

The Toyota Prius v is the largest of the Prius family. It has the most cargo capacity among all Prius models, making it a great choice for families and active individuals. While it's the least efficient among Prius models, it still has incredible gas mileage. Visually, the Prius v has a straighter roofline compared the arching shape of the basic Prius.

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Doing Things Differently

Every family needs a wiz-kid. While the other Prius models use a regenerative-braking system, which captures energy from the brakes, transfers it to the battery, and uses it to power the electric motor, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid is plugged into a power source, charging the battery and giving you the energy you need. When the battery is depleted, the gas engine kicks in to keep you going.