If you are looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle, you would be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and complete lineup than that of the Toyota Prius. The Prius is the first model that brought hybrids to the forefront of drivers minds and it hasn’t slowed down ever since. For the 2017 model year there are now four Prius models to choose from to suit all mileage and space needs. The expansion of the lineup has led to some confusion about the differences between models and about which Prius model has the best mpg. We break everything down below.
Which Prius model has the best MPG?
Estimated MPG – 54/50*
The 2017 Prius is an updated version of the model that started it all. It will provide the best gas mileage of all the non-plug-in options and provides a roomy interior similar to other mid-size sedans and a hatchback allowing for versatile cargo storage.
2017 Prius v
Estimated MPG – 43/39*
The Prius v has been designed to offer Prius customers with increased space. The body has been stretched to add additional cargo room in the back. This makes it great for families needing to transport kids and all the gear that comes along with them.
2017 Prius c
Estimated MPG – 48/43*
The Prius c is a compact version of the Prius and offers freedom to park in small spaces and change lanes with ease. This model is great for first time car buyers or big-city drivers.
2017 Prius Prime
Estimated MPG – 54 mpg*/133 MPGe**
The Prius Prime is a plug-in version of the Prius that provides the best gas mileage of the bunch. It can run for extended periods on just electric power and then that runs out it will function as a normal hybrid. If fuel efficiency is your main concern, this is the Prius model for you.
Anyone interested in the 2017 Prius model lineup can find more information under the research tab on the Fox Toyota website and in the Prius tabs on the blog. Stop by Fox Toyota in Clinton, TN to see the models in person and to ask our dealership representatives any questions you may have about the lineup.
*2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
**2017 Prius Prime EPA-estimated combined MPGe. Actual MPGe will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, and other factors. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use.