2019 Toyota Prius vs 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2019 Toyota Prius vs 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Prius c model had been discontinued. Now, the most recent model years of the remaining Prius models have been released with the 2019 Toyota Prius and the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime. For hybrid shoppers looking at the Toyota catalog, which is the better Prius model to buy? We’ll compare both Prius models today. It’s the 2019 Toyota Prius vs the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime!

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2019 Toyota Prius and 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Comparison

Model 2019 Toyota Prius 2020 Toyota Prius Prime
Baseline Engine 1.8L Inline 4 1.8L Inline 4
Horsepower 121 121
Torque (lb-ft) 105 105
Standard Transmission Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic (CVT) Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic (CVT)
Standard Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive Available No
Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 56 54
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 11.3 11.4
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) 27.4 19.8
Total Seating 5 5
Starting MSRP $23,770 $27,600


So, in terms of specs such as power and fuel economy, the 2019 Toyota Prius and the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime are more or less identical. Therefore, why is the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime the pricier option? 

For the most part, this is due to the feature end of things. The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime adds a lot of additional features and technology to create a superior ride in terms of style, comfort, entertainment, and luxury while nearly keeping the same top-rated fuel economy of the standard Toyota Prius model. 

For more information on the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime features, please see here.

2020 Toyota Prius Prime Color Options

Shop for a Toyota Prius Model in Manhattan Beach, CA 

The 2019 Toyota Prius and the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime are both out and available for purchase or lease here at the Manhattan Beach Toyota dealership. Simply browse through our online inventory and schedule a test drive with your pick to see which Prius model is the right fit for you. Additionally, please feel free to check out our expansive selection of other Toyota models in stock. For more information, please contact us. The Manhattan Beach Toyota staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Manhattan Beach, California within Los Angeles County.