2023 Toyota Prius on a road

How does the all-new 2023 Toyota Prius compare to older electric vehicles? 

2023 Toyota Prius vs. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2023 Honda Insight 

The 2023 Toyota Prius has been redesigned with a new exterior, a new interior, and an upgraded hybrid powertrain for improved performance and efficiency. We’ve recently written about how it compares to previous Toyota Prius models and other hybrid vehicles, but now we’re going to explore how it compares to previous electric vehicles. You can find the Prius here at Magnussen’s Toyota in Palo Alto, CA. 

What’s new for the 2023 Toyota Prius? 

Its exterior is sleek and sporty with a coupe-inspired shape, low roofline, and smooth body panels. The interior features modern designs and advanced technology displays with ambient lighting. The new model has a larger 2.0L engine and a revised hybrid system that provides over 60% more combined system horsepower compared to the prior generation.  

How much more powerful is the 2023 Toyota Prius? 

The output for AWD models has increased to 196 net hp, and for FWD models has increased to 194 net hp. The maximum engine torque has increased by nearly 16%, and the torque on electric motor generator two has increased by over 20%. Overall, the new 2023 Prius is designed to inspire the senses and provide style, performance, and efficiency without compromise. 

2023 Toyota Prius front view
2023 Toyota Prius steering wheel

2023 Toyota Prius vs. previous EVs – specifications and features 


2023 Toyota Prius  

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV 

2022 Honda Insight 

Starting MSRP 





196 AWD 

200 FWD 


Fuel economy estimate 

Up to 57 mpg 

120 MPGe 

48 mpg 

Engine type 

2 L 4-cylinder hybrid 

Permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor 

Permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor 


Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission 

Single-speed direct drive 

Single-speed direct drive 


FWD standard, AWD available 



0 to 60 mph acceleration time 

7 seconds AWD 

7.1 seconds FWD 

7.7 seconds 

Cargo volume 

23.8 cubic feet 

57 cubic feet 

15 cubic feet