Prius vs. Prius c vs. Prius v: What’s the Difference?

2015 Toyota Prius vs. Prius C vs. Prius V

The Toyota Prius is a compact car with a big family, including the classic Prius, the Prius c, and Prius v. Every Prius driver wants a dependable, fuel-efficient vehicle, but when it comes to passengers and cargo, different people have different needs. Miller Toyota offers the Prius in varied sizes to accommodate varied needs.


The classic Toyota Prius is the hatchback that has become an icon in hybrid history. Its 1.8L 4-cylinder ECVT Hybrid engine achieves up to 51/48 mpg*. The Prius seats five adults comfortably, with 93.7 cu in of passenger volume. There is plenty of room to load luggage, with 21.6 cu in of cargo space and standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seats. The Prius, like the other models, comes in several trim levels, each with a number of great safety, convenience, and comfort features.

Prius c

To maneuver in a big city, it helps to have a small car. The Prius c is designed to be the most compact, agile, and maneuverable member of the Prius family. Compared to the Prius, the Prius c is 9 inches shorter, has a 6-inch narrower wheelbase, and loses more than 500 lbs in curb weight. This reduction in weight is good for fuel economy, achieving up to 53/46 mpg* with the same engine. The interior is slightly smaller than the Prius, with 87.4 cu in of passenger volume and 17.1 cu in of cargo volume. The Prius c adds to its sporty style with a wide variety of cool colors, including Electric Lime Metallic, Sun Fusion, and Sparkling Sea Metallic.

Prius v

The family-friendly Prius v is the roomiest available. The cargo area is especially spacious, with 34.3 cu ft of room. Standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seats expand the storage, and help fit strollers and even bikes inside. 97.2 cu ft of passenger volume means a comfortable fit for everyone. The Prius v is longer than the Prius by 6 inches and its wheelbase is wider by 3 inches. One would be hard-pressed to find a family vehicle that achieves the Prius v’s 44/40 mpg*. Like the 2015 Prius, the 2015 Prius v was named a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Like most families, it is the shared features and positive qualities that bring the Prius family together. Full power accessories, Entune Audio systems, Toyota’s Star Safety System, and of course Toyota’s advanced hybrid technology make every Prius a great choice. Pick your Prius at Miller Toyota in Manassas, Virginia.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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June 8, 2015
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