|2016 Toyota Prius||2016 Mazda3|
|4.5 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||6.7 l/100km|
|121 HP||Horsepower||155 HP|
|24.6 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||12.4 cu. ft.|
|117.7 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||108.7 cu. ft.|
2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Mazda3
For the 2016 model year, the Toyota Prius was completely rebuilt from the ground up, entering its fourth generation after six years in the third. When Toyota pulled back the curtain to reveal the newest version of the original hybrid vehicle, we were stunned at just how brilliantly beautiful the all-new Prius is. But its stunning new exterior aesthetic isn’t the only selling point, as the Hybrid still has some incredible specifications and features as well. With that in mind, we thought we’d compare it to a similar vehicle in the midsize sedan segment, to show the advantages of opting for a brand new 2016 Toyota Prius, by comparing it to the 2016 Mazda3.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Prius
As you can tell by looking at the table above, and perhaps you had already guessed it before even reading this section, the Toyota Prius is far more fuel efficient than its Mazda counterpart. In fact, on average it utilizes just over 2 litres less fuel per 100 kilometres driven, regardless of city or highway. That’s a substantial advantage, saving you quite a bit of money at the pump and of course saving the environment as well.
As we expected, the Mazda3 does deliver a bit more power, 24 horsepower to be exact. That in itself is a pretty big advantage, so if power is something you cannot live without then the Mazda3 may be the better choice, but before you decide, let us take a look at the vehicles’ capacities. Once again, the Prius destroys its competition with a trunk size that is quite literally just shy of being twice as big. Furthermore, the cabin is more spacious, with the Prius again trumping the Mazda3 by offering an extra 9 cubic feet of passenger volume.
If you think that the completely redesigned Toyota Prius is the perfect hybrid vehicle for you, then be sure to give us a call at the Wheaton Toyota on the Trail sales team or simply schedule a test drive right here on our website.