New Toyota Prius Prime in Lake Charles
New Toyota Prius Prime

Drive Smarter in Lake Charles with a Toyota Prius, Prius Prime and Prius c

Here at Lake Charles Toyota the Prius models are a classic favorite and for a good reason.  When our clients come in and view these three models, they often ask for help comparing the various members of the Toyota Prius family.  There are three models to explore, the Toyota original Prius, Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and compact Prius c.  All three vehicles are fantastic options depending on your personal circumstances.

What's the Difference

The most easily spotted difference between these three models is their size.  Each car is positioned to fit in a different part of the market.  The Prius c is the smallest member of the Prius family.  It offers a more traditional hatchback shape with no side windows.  Additionally, its styling isn't as distinctively Prius in compared to the Prius and Prius Prime.  The standard Prius is Toyota's midsize model, and the largest is the Prius v. The Prius v is basically a standard Prius with an enlarged cargo area.  Consider it like a hybrid station wagon.

New Toyota Prius c
Toyota Prius c


The interiors all share many similarities.  The Prius c is the only model with a floor-mounted gear selector, and it utilizes the least expensive dashboard materials.  The difference between the Prius and Prius v is the size.  The Prius v offers more cargo room at 34.9 cubic feet compared to the Prius with 21.6 cubic feet in the standard model.  But overall the interior is meant to give a flowing cockpit-like feel.


These three Prius models share two engines: one for the Prius c and another for the Prius and Prius Prime.  The Prius c uses the smallest powertrain with a 1.5-litter hybrid 4-cylinder that makes a combined 99 horsepower.  The other two models include a 1.8-liter hybrid 4-cylinder that produces 134 horsepower.  There's also a Prius Plug-In Hybrid based on the traditional Prius.

If you have been looking for a new and incredibly practical car in Calcasieu Parish or Sulphur we are just a short drive away and are ready to get you test driving our 2019 Prius models.


Lake Charles Toyota

3905 Gerstner Memorial Dr
Directions Lake Charles, LA 70607

  • Sales: (337) 478-3511

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