If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, chances are you’re aware of the latest and greatest options. Some of the latest models to make their debuts include hybrid and electric powertrains. While the Toyota Prius was the first-ever mass-marketed hybrid vehicle, newcomers hit the Statesboro, Metter, Sylvania, and Swainsboro, GA, market every so often.
The Nissan LEAF is just one of those newcomers. You may be wondering how it compares to a timeless classic like the Prius. Fortunately, our team at Franklin Toyota can give you an inside look with this 2023 Toyota Prius vs. Nissan LEAF comparison.
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Of course, you may be curious about how electric and hybrid models work. How much power do they have in comparison to the traditional gasoline models you may have driven in the past? With electric motors, both the Prius and the LEAF have powerful outputs.
One of the key advantages of having a hybrid or electric model is cutting down on fuel consumption. The Toyota Prius operates with a hybrid model, while the LEAF only uses electric motors. This gives the Nissan LEAF a range of up to 212 miles on a single charge.
However, the 2.0L 4-cylinder engine of the Toyota Prius combines with a 222V battery to offer an EPA-estimated 57 city/56 highway.* In other words, with its 11.3-gallon fuel tank, you’ll have an EPA-estimated range of up to 644 miles.* This is more than three times the range of the LEAF.
Efficiency isn’t all you’ll get with the Nissan LEAF and the Toyota Prius, though. Both models have impressive performance outputs with their powertrains. In the Toyota Prius, you’ll find a standard output of up to 196 horsepower.
While the Nissan LEAF has an electric motor, the standard output of 147 horsepower lacks the oomph you’ll get from the Prius.
While these models are known for their performance, they still manage to shine in other key categories. Just take their interior cabins as an example. Both the Toyota Prius and the Nissan LEAF offer room for up to five passengers, plenty of amenities, and comfortable dimensions.
Starting out, you’ll find very similar seating options in either model. For instance, both models come with fabric-trimmed seating, a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, and climate control systems. You can upgrade for heated front seats with either model, though the Prius offers more features.
For instance, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats will only be found on the Toyota Prius. If you want to ensure comfort for your passengers year-round, the Prius is your best bet.
Beyond amenities, the Prius also offers more room to stretch out than the Nissan LEAF. Let’s take a closer look at their dimensions:
|Legroom (front/rear)||43.2 / 34.8 inches||42.1 / 33.5 inches|
|Hip Room (front/rear)||54.7 / 51.7 inches||51.7 / 50 inches|
Now that we’ve talked about how much power and comfort these models provide, it’s time to take a look at their high-tech interior features. The electric motors aren’t the only thing showing off next-level technology fitting of the future.
When you slide into the cabin of either model, a few similarities will catch your eye. First, both the Prius and the LEAF come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen that allows you to easily connect your phone with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. However, this integration comes wireless in the Prius, while you’ll have to rely on a wired connection in the LEAF.
You’ll also only be able to upgrade your screen in the Toyota Prius. While the LEAF keeps the same 8-inch screen for all trims, the Toyota Prius will allow you to upgrade to a large 12.3-inch Multimedia display.
Safety also comes into play when you consider technological features. While every model has passive features like seat belts and airbags, some models go above and beyond by integrating high-tech safety features into your drive. Both the Prius and the LEAF have standard features like Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and more.
However, only the Toyota Prius provides Road Sign Assist, which will recognize certain road signs and show them on the information screen for easy access.
While it’s clear that many drivers around Statesboro, Metter, Sylvania, and Swainsboro, GA, are ready to make the switch to hybrid and electric vehicles, the Toyota Prius is still one of the best in the game. If you’re ready to upgrade your commutes, contact our team at Franklin Toyota to schedule your test drive. We’re excited to see you making the most of your drives around town.
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*EPA-estimated 57 city/56 hwy/57 combined mpg rating for 2023 Prius LE FWD, 53 city/54 hwy/54 combined mpg rating for 2023 Prius LE AWD, 52 city/52 hwy/52 combined mpg rating for 2023 Prius XLE and Limited FWD, and 49 city/50 hwy/49 combined mpg rating for 2023 Prius XLE and Limited AWD. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.