The Toyota Prius sure has changed a lot since it first went on sale in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. Toyota has sold millions of these hybrid vehicles and has introduced several model variations. These models include:
The Prius 4th Generation – This is your standard Prius we all know and love. It gets 58/53 mpg.
The Prius Plug-In – This Prius variation is a cross between a hybrid and a plug-in car. It gets 87 mpg in electric mode and 49 mpg in hybrid mode.
The Prius Prime - This is the second generation of the Prius Plug-In. This model has an all-electric range of 25 miles and gets 54 mpg in hybrid mode.
The Prius v – This hybrid offers a little more space than the standard size Prius. It’s a little longer and wider than a standard Prius. It gets 44/40 mpg. You can call it the family-sized Prius car. It was discontinued in 2017, but you can still get a used model.
The Prius c – This is a compact hybrid. It's the cheapest Prius model on the market. It's the second best selling Prius model after the regular Prius model.
All these Prius models are comfortable, reliable, and easy to drive. There are slight variations between the models in terms of size, design, and fuel type. So it's up to you to find the best Prius model that suits your needs. Do you have a hard time deciding which Prius is right for you? Answering these questions may help you reach a good decision:
What Is My Budget?
This is a very important question to ask yourself. When buying a car, it's always smart to stay within your budget. Not all Prius models cost the same amount. For example, the base price for the 3rd Generation Prius starts at $24,525. Whereas the base price for the Prius Prime starts at $28,220.
How Much Space Do I Need?
The Prius v provides the most space, while the Prius c has the least amount of space. The standard Prius 4th Generation has an adequate amount of space for small families.
How Much Do I Drive?
Answering this question will help you determine which trim and accessory options you’ll want for your Prius. For example, if you go on long trips often, you'll want some comfort-oriented features.
Following these steps will help you find the right Prius. Once you get your Prius, be sure to use genuine Toyota replacement parts. You can find genuine Toyota Prius parts in our inventory at wholesale pricing.