2018 Toyota Prius vs. Its Competition

2018 Toyota Prius
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The biggest challenger for the Prius may be sitting across the dealer showrooms: The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid boasts 50-mpg combined fuel economy in a more palatable package.

The Hyundai Ioniq is a compelling pick for budget buyers; in base trims it offers slightly more interior room and good features for less money.

The Kia Niro is an excellent hybrid for Prius shoppers who just can’t stomach Toyota’s sheet metal.

The Chevy Volt is a contender for the Prius Prime by offering double the range and a better drive for nearly the same price.

The Honda Clarity is an upstart with a plug-in hybrid due to arrive in the U.S.

soon.

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 20172018 Honda Clarity
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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2018 Toyota Prius wins our minds with its fuel-efficiency and low running costs. Our hearts are a different story.
7.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Volt is an accomplished and refined extended-range electric car that makes an ideal everyday commuter.
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The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the only version distributed nationally, is spacious, comfortable, competitively priced, and offers excellent electric range.
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With a plug-in hybrid joining hybrid and electric versions, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq normalizes green powertrains: it’s relatively fun to drive, and doesn’t look strange.
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The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid breathe new life into the hybrid segment, with a practical wagon shape and excellent interior you’d never know was a hybrid.
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The 2018 Toyota Camry remains among the most competitive mid-size sedans, with a sleeker design, higher fuel economy, and carefully calibrated features and options for every buyer.
MSRP From     
$23,475$33,220$33,400$22,200$23,340$23,645
Gas Mileage     
54 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
One (GS)5-Door HB LTTouring SedanBlue HatchbackFE FWDL Automatic (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackSedanHatchbackSport UtilitySedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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