There are plenty of benefits to getting a fuel efficient vehicle rather than just saving money, although we know saving money is a big one. Now that fuel efficient cars are becoming more popular and mainstream, more automobile manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon, but the Toyota Prius was the original hybrid, and in turn, has a jump on all of the other hybrid vehicles in every department.
To expand its selection of offerings, though, Toyota came up with a few other models of the Prius to further provide drivers with what they need. The 2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Toyota Prius C is one of those comparisons that needs a little explaining because by their names alone, you wouldn’t think there is much of a difference. There are a few critical differences though, that could help you determine what model Prius would be best for your lifestyle.
When comparing the two models, the biggest difference is their sizes. The 2015 Toyota Prius C is a hatchback that is meant for city/urban driving and is a bit smaller than the Prius, but it gets slightly better fuel economy in the city. It also is a bit less expensive, but is more basic in terms of standard features.
You can test drive both models today at Toyota Palo Alto and see which one you like best!
2015 Toyota Prius Palo Alto CA
The Toyota Prius is recognized by many as the hybrid vehicle that started the efficiency revolution among the automotive industry. It was the first vehicle to be made efficient AND affordable, which is one of the reasons we think the Prius became so popular. Now you see a number of other automotive manufacturers that have hybrid vehicles and fuel efficient engines, but none quite like the Prius because Toyota has had had time to master the craft of creating an efficient, affordable, desirable hybrid.
The 2015 Toyota Prius comes standard with a 1.8L hybrid engine, whereas the Prius C comes with a 1.5L engine. Each engine makes 98 and 73 horsepower, respectively. Both models have seating for five and come standard with features such as cruise control, automatic climate control, an auxiliary input jack, power locks and windows, reading lights, six speakers and electronic traction control.
*2015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
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