What Are the Toyota Prius Models?

November 14th, 2018 by

Prius Racing on Road

With 2020 Toyota models hitting our Los Angeles dealership, it’s time to take a look at the new 2020 Toyota Prius and the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime so you can see all of the different Prius models and decide which will enhance our drives around the Mission Hills and Los Angeles areas. When buyers can see the difference between the Prius models, it makes it easier to find the hybrid model best suited for their driving needs and budget.

2020 Toyota Prius Models

2020 Toyota Prius

If you’re ready to “find your element” and take your current drives around Mission Hills and Cerritos to new heights, it’s time to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Prius. Like with the 2019 Prius models, Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS), an advanced suite of safety technologies that keep you protected, a spacious interior with enough room to hold your cargo, and incredible interior technologies that keep you and your passengers entertained during long car rides or while you’re exploring the different golf courses in Los Angeles. More features and specs include:

  • 11.6-inch Multi-media Display
  • Cargo Volume: 27.4 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 93.1 cubic feet
  • Seating: Up to 5
  • Available AWD-e
  • EPA-Estimated 58 mpg city/53 mpg highway** fuel economy
  • Starting at $24,200*
  • Smart Key System on driver’s door with Push Button Start

2020 Toyota Prius Prime

The new Toyota Prius Prime is the hybrid you can charge. With an affordable starting price of $27,750 MSRP*, a reliable fuel economy, safety, and technology features that keep you connected and protected, this is the hybrid vehicle that will leave many West Hollywood car buyers talking. Here is a quick rundown on what you will see with the 2020 Prius Prime:

  • EPA-estimated 55 mpg city / 53 mpg highway** fuel economy
  • EPA-estimated 133 MPGe
  • EPA-estimated total driving range: 640 miles
  • Starting at $27,750 MSRP*
  • Star Safety System™
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Can seat up to 5 passengers
  • Manufacturer-estimated cargo volume: 19.8 cubic feet


The 2019 Toyota Prius c has been discontinued, which means the 2019 model is the last model year Mission Hills buyers can get. You can still expect excellent service from Toyota of Downtown LA service center. No matter if you need routine service or major repairs, we have you covered!
The 2019 Toyota Prius c is the cheapest Toyota Prius model available, starting at $21,530 MSRP*. While this model is the most inexpensive, it certainly doesn’t lack charm or spunk. The Prius c comes in two configurations, both of which offer standard safety features such as Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C). Toyota Safety Sense™ C (TSS-C) comes standard with Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and more – only simplifying your trips to your favorite Korean BBQ restaurant. More features and specs on the 2019 Toyota Prius c include:

  • MPG: EPA-estimated 48/43 city/highway MPG on both Prius c configurations
  • Exterior: LED taillights and stop lights
  • Technology: Integrated backup camera; 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display; Entune™ Audio with voice recognition, Bluetooth®, and Siri® Eyes Free, Cruise Control
  • Seating Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Cargo Space: 17.1 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 87.4 cubic feet

If you’re deciding between the Prius c and the standard Prius model, our Lithia dealership will help you sort out the differences.

2018 Toyota Prius Configurations

Below is a look at our 2018 Prius models so you can easily compare Prius models to see which is better suited for your daily commute.

2018 Toyota Prius

Starting at $23,475 MSRP*, the standard Prius model is well-equipped and highly configurable. It has four trims from which to choose. On this Prius model, Toyota Safety Sense™ P offers the other active safety features listed, along with Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Here are some noteworthy features on the Prius:

  • MPG: EPA-estimated 54/50 city/highway MPG on some models; EPA-estimated 58/53 city/highway MPG on other models
  • Exterior: LED taillights and stop lights
  • Technology: Integrated backup camera; 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display; Entune™ Audio with voice recognition, Bluetooth®, and Siri® Eyes Free
  • Seating Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Cargo Space: 24.6 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 93.1 cubic feet

2018 Toyota Prius Prime

The most sumptuous Toyota Prius model, the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime starts at $27,300 MSRP*. While the most expensive model upfront, it does qualify for a number of tax incentives – thus making it a bit more manageable. The Prius Prime can be charged in a traditional 120V outlet in less than 6 hours and less than 2.5 hours in a 240V outlet. The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime also offers Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and Entune App Suite. Along with HD Radio™, Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather Overlay, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, the Toyota Prius Prime will cruise LA streets to your favorite movie theater with ease. More features include:

  • MPG: EPA-estimated 55/53 city highway mpg, 133 MPGe**
  • Driving Range: EPA-estimated total driving range: 640 miles
  • Exterior: LED taillights and stop lights, Quad-LED projector headlights with auto on/off feature, Smart charging port and cable lock
  • Technology: 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen infotainment split-screen display, Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Seating Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Cargo Space: 19.8 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 91.5 cubic feet

Compare Toyota Prius Vehicles Further in Los Angeles, CA!

At Toyota of Downtown LA, we’re fortunate to stock all of the Toyota Prius models. Compare them further here, or learn how to maximize your Prius vehicle’s MPG, here in Los Angeles, CA. When you’re ready, explore our hybrid and FCV inventory, as well as our used Toyota Prius models, and contact us today! Ready to start the financing process for a new Prius? Learn how car financing works with our helpful guide.

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*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2018 Prius Prime EPA-estimated combined MPGe. Actual MPGe will vary depending upon driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, and other factors. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information, see www.fueleconomy.gov.