2017 Toyota Prius vs. 2016 Toyota Prius c

2017 Toyota Prius Blue


2016 Prius c Orange

Prius c

For years, the Toyota Prius has been an industry leader in marrying comfortable handling and incredible fuel economy. But what Grayslake area drivers may not know is that the Prius comes in different styles — each one optimized to different driving conditions and driver needs. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison between the 2017 Toyota Prius and the 2016 Toyota Prius c, and find out which one is your ideal hybrid vehicle.


Featuring the same great style that drivers have come to expect from the Prius, the new Toyota Prius is perfect for McHenry area drivers. With a 1.8L, 4-cylinder 16-valve hybrid engine, the Prius offers drivers 121 net horsepower, giving it a robust and casual ride. Its mid-size body fits well on those roomy McHenry streets, and its substantive cargo space makes it perfect for running those Sunday errands. Its 106.3-inch wheelbase allows it to handle with a surprising amount of precision, but it also offers a stable and smooth ride. And with an available 58 miles mpg, the 2017 Prius features one of the most fuel efficient rides on the road. The new Toyota Prius c features a similar body as style as the standard Prius, though it is more compact, and built more ideally for those daily commutes through downtown Fox Lake. With its 1.5L 16-valve DOHC hybrid engine with VVT-i, the Prius c features 99 net horsepower, which makes for a less powerful but no less comfortable ride. It does, however, feature a 100.4-inch wheelbase, which affords it more precise and versatile handling than the standard Prius. And with an EPA-estimated 53 mpg city, it delivers nearly identical fuel economy, as well.


Both the Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius c come equipped with impressive suites of safety and entertainment features. Check out what each Prius provides drivers in the Grayslake area below:

  • SofTex-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-speaker JBL GreenEdge premium audio system
  • 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Integrated navigation
  • Entune app suite

Now let us see what features are available on the Prius c:

  • Pre-collision system
  • Lane departure alert
  • Auto high beams
  • Brake assist
  • Smart stop technology
  • Vehicle stability control

Choosing Your Ideal Prius Model

Both the 2017 Toyota Prius and the 2016 Toyota Prius c offer drivers comfortable and enjoyable rides, but each one has also been optimized for different needs. The larger Prius boasts slightly more power and interior cabin space, and its selection of interior features is not to be missed. The Prius c has its advantages, though, providing drivers with a capable and nimble ride, and it is ideal for drivers commuting through more heavily trafficked areas.

Try the Prius and Prius c at Garber Fox Lake Toyota

If you’re a driver in the Graylsake area, you can get more help choosing between the 2017 Toyota Prius and 2016 Toyota Prius c at Garber Fox Lake Toyota. Contact us online or call us at (847) 497-9094 to arrange an appointment. You can also visit us at 75 S US-12 in Fox Lake, IL to test drive each vehicle today.