2018 Toyota Yaris 5-Door L Auto (SE)

2018 Toyota Yaris

2018 Toyota Prius Two (Natl)

2018 Toyota Prius Two

2018 Toyota Yaris vs. 2018 Toyota Prius

Drivers comparing Toyota Yaris vs. Toyota Prius tend to have the same needs in mind, so we thought it would be useful to write up a quick and easy comparison. Read on to find out how these two vehicles match up.

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2018 Toyota Yaris

2018 Toyota Prius

36 mpg on the highway*


53 mpg on the highway**

Starting Price

15.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space

24.6 cubic feet
84.4 cubic feet

Interior Volume

93.1 cubic feet

MPG and Starting Price

Efficiency-focused drivers often end up choosing between Yaris or Prius, and it’s easy to see why.

  • Yaris Efficiency: Makes up to 30 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
  • Prius Efficiency: Makes up to 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway.**

The Toyota Prius clearly comes out ahead for efficiency, but it also starts at $23,475*** to the Toyota Yaris’ $15,635.*** Consider how much you’ll actually be driving to decide if the boost to fuel efficiency is worth the added cost.

2018 Toyota Prius Convenience Package

Space and Size

The Toyota Prius is exceptionally spacious, offering up to 24.6 cubic feet in its cargo area and an interior volume of 93.1 cubic feet. That puts it ahead of the Toyota Yaris’ 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space and 84.4 cubic feet of interior volume.

However, the Toyota Yaris is a smaller vehicle with a turning circle of just 31.5 feet compared to 33.5 feet in the Prius. If you’re an urban-based driver more likely to be in the center of Aurora than commuting between Oak Brook and Joliet, the Toyota Yaris might just make better sense.

2018 Toyota Prius Open Hatch Storage Space


If you’re looking for high-end safety features, both the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota Prius will stand out ahead of the competition, but the Prius does go a little further by offering the following as standard:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

The Toyota Yaris only includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Automatic High Beams (AHB) as standard.

2018 Toyota Yaris Models

Find Out More About Yaris MPG and Prius MPG with Toyota of Naperville

It’s impossible to fault either the new Toyota Yaris or the new Toyota Prius, but they’re each made to appeal to very different drivers. To find out more or arrange a couple of test drives, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
**2018 EPA-estimated 58 city/ 53 highway/56 combined mpg for Prius Two Eco. Actual mileage will vary.
***MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $895 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius v, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $995 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,295 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. Actual dealer price will vary.
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