2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Toyota Prius Three Competitors

$25k hybrid car, designed & built in Japan 51 city / 48 hwy 571-606 mile range, hybrid engine
134 hp 109 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other hybrid cars, the 2011 Toyota Prius Three is also often compared to cars, roadsters, sports cars, luxury cars and mid-size SUVs. The 2011 Toyota Prius Three's top rivals come from Honda (such as the Fit Sport and the CR-Z EX) and Mazda (such as the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) and the 3 i Touring)

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Prius Three compared to other hybrid car competitors include: it uses hybrid technology, has slightly more airbags (6 vs 5), gets significantly more from a tank of gas in the city (607 miles vs 329 miles), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (571 miles vs 392 miles) and safer in head-on collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 4 stars).

However, on average it has slightly fewer gears (continuously variable vs 6), slightly slower 0-60 time (10.6 seconds vs 9.3 seconds), slightly slower 1/4 mile time (18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph vs 16.7 s s @ 85.0 mph mph), doesn't have power seats (not available vs standard) and doesn't have passenger power seats (not available vs optional).

2011 Toyota Prius Two

2011 Toyota Prius Two
$24,280

Significant advantages of the Prius Two (vs the Prius Three)

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Significant disadvantages of the Prius Two (vs the Prius Three)

  • Navigation system not available
  • Premium radio not available
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Prius Two and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 51 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 48 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both can turn on a dime: 17.1 ft vs 17.1 ft
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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
$29,395

Significant advantages of the Fusion Hybrid (vs the Prius Three)

  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Power seats comes standard
  • Optional entertainment system

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion Hybrid (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much wider turning radius: 37.5 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Fusion Hybrid and Prius Three

  • Good city range: 697 miles vs 607 miles
  • Good highway range: 612 miles vs 571 miles
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Honda CR-Z EX

2011 Honda CR-Z EX
$23,475

Significant advantages of the CR-Z EX (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Has a subwoofer

Significant disadvantages of the CR-Z EX (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 329 miles vs 607 miles
  • Much wider turning radius: 35.4 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars

common strengths of the CR-Z EX and Prius Three

  • Inexpensive: $23,475 vs $25,280
  • Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-Z EX vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
$27,810

Significant advantages of the Camry Hybrid (vs the Prius Three)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Semi-independent
  • Power seats comes standard
  • Optional leather

Significant disadvantages of the Camry Hybrid (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much wider turning radius: 36.1 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 31 mpg vs 51 mpg

common strengths of the Camry Hybrid and Prius Three

  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 6
  • Good highway range: 602 miles vs 571 miles
  • Inexpensive: $27,810 vs $25,280
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2011 Nissan LEAF SV

2011 Nissan LEAF SV
$33,630

Significant advantages of the LEAF SV (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much better city mileage: 106 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much better highway mileage: 92 mpg vs 48 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the LEAF SV (vs the Prius Three)

  • Hybrid
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 73 miles vs 571 miles
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 73 miles vs 607 miles

common strengths of the LEAF SV and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 106 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 92 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
$27,520

Significant advantages of the Civic Hybrid (vs the Prius Three)

  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Hybrid (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much wider turning radius: 35.4 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Worse brakes
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Civic Hybrid and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 44 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 44 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Good city range: 581 miles vs 607 miles
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Prius Three compared to car competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (51 mpg vs 20 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (48 mpg vs 27 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), uses hybrid technology and has significantly more airbags (6 vs 4).

However, on average it is slightly more sluggish (22.7 lb/hp vs 12.3 lb/hp), has much fewer gears (continuously variable vs 5), has rougher suspension (semi-independent vs independent), slightly slower 0-60 time (10.6 seconds vs 6.5 seconds) and slightly slower 1/4 mile time (18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph vs 14.9 s s @ 100.0 mph mph).

2011 Honda Fit Sport

2011 Honda Fit Sport
$18,480

Significant advantages of the Fit Sport (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Many more cupholders: 10 vs 4
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the Fit Sport (vs the Prius Three)

  • Hybrid
  • Much worse city mileage: 28 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 297 miles vs 607 miles

common strengths of the Fit Sport and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 28 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Fit Sport vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport
$41,095

Significant advantages of the G37 Sport (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Sportier performance: 11.3 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the G37 Sport (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Hybrid

common strengths of the G37 Sport and Prius Three

  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 Sport vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR
$29,190

Significant advantages of the Altima 3.5 SR (vs the Prius Three)

  • Sportier performance: 12.3 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 6.5 seconds vs 10.6 seconds
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 14.9 s s @ 100.0 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Altima 3.5 SR (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 20 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Hybrid
  • Much worse highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the Altima 3.5 SR and Prius Three

  • Both have a continuously variable transmission for optimal fuel efficiency: Continuously variable vs Continuously variable
  • Good city range: 400 miles vs 607 miles
  • Good highway range: 540 miles vs 571 miles
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Mazda 3 i Touring

2011 Mazda 3 i Touring
$19,745

Significant advantages of the 3 i Touring (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Semi-independent
  • Many more cupholders: 8 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the 3 i Touring (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 24 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Hybrid
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 348 miles vs 607 miles

common strengths of the 3 i Touring and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both can turn on a dime: 17.1 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 3 i Touring vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT

2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT
$14,860

Significant advantages of the Aveo LT (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable

Significant disadvantages of the Aveo LT (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 27 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Hybrid
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 324 miles vs 607 miles

common strengths of the Aveo LT and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 27 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
$16,135

Significant advantages of the Jetta (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 113 ft vs 133 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 24 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Hybrid
  • Much wider turning radius: 36.4 ft vs 17.1 ft

common strengths of the Jetta and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 34 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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compared to roadster competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Prius Three compared to roadster competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (51 mpg vs 21 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (48 mpg vs 28 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), uses hybrid technology and has much more seats (5 vs 2).

However, on average it significantly slower 0-60 time (10.6 seconds vs 7.0 seconds), slightly longer braking distance from 60mph (133 ft vs 122 ft), significantly slower 1/4 mile time (18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph vs 15.4 s s @ 91.0 mph mph), slightly lower top speed (112 mph vs 134 mph) and slightly worse cornering ability (0.82 g vs 0.86 g).

2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)

2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
$30,445

Significant advantages of the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) (vs the Prius Three)

  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 7.0 seconds vs 10.6 seconds
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 15.4 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 21 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 267 miles vs 607 miles
  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 30.8 ft vs 17.1 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Prius Three compared to sports car competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (51 mpg vs 19 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (48 mpg vs 26 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), uses hybrid technology and gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (607 miles vs 321 miles).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (134 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 320 HP @ 7,200 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (10.6 seconds vs 4.9 seconds), much lower top speed (112 mph vs 172 mph) and is much more sluggish (22.7 lb/hp vs 9.3 lb/hp).

2011 MINI Cooper Clubman S

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$25,500

Significant advantages of the Cooper Clubman S (vs the Prius Three)

  • Cooper Clubman S's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Sportier performance: 15.6 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper Clubman S (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 27 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 36.1 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 356 miles vs 607 miles

common strengths of the Cooper Clubman S and Prius Three

  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 27 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Fantastic city range: 356 miles vs 607 miles
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2011 Porsche Cayman S

2011 Porsche Cayman S
$63,050

Significant advantages of the Cayman S (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.9 seconds vs 10.6 seconds
  • Much higher top speed: 172 mph vs 112 mph
  • Significantly more powerful: 320 HP @ 7,200 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Cayman S (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 19 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 321 miles vs 607 miles
  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the Cayman S and Prius Three

  • Good city range: 321 miles vs 607 miles
  • Both have power outlets
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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S
$27,650

Significant advantages of the Cooper Countryman S (vs the Prius Three)

  • Cooper Countryman S's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Many more gears: 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper Countryman S (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 25 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 310 miles vs 607 miles
  • Much worse highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the Cooper Countryman S and Prius Three

  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 25 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Good city range: 310 miles vs 607 miles
arrow Compare the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman S vs the 2011 Toyota Prius Three

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Prius Three compared to luxury car competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (51 mpg vs 17 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (48 mpg vs 25 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), uses hybrid technology and has slightly more airbags (6 vs 5).

However, on average it is significantly more sluggish (22.7 lb/hp vs 15.7 lb/hp), has slightly less cargo space (21.6 ft3 vs 60.5 ft3), is slightly less powerful (134 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 230 HP @ 6,500 RPM), has a much shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year) and has a much shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Semi-independent
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 36.1 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Much worse highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the 328i and Prius Three

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.1 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $25,280
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
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2011 Acura TSX

2011 Acura TSX
$31,845

Significant advantages of the TSX (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Semi-independent
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the TSX (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 36.7 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Much worse highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the TSX and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Fantastic city range: 407 miles vs 607 miles
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compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Prius Three compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (51 mpg vs 17 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (48 mpg vs 23 mpg), has continuously-variable transmission (continuously variable vs traditional), uses hybrid technology and has significantly more airbags (6 vs 3).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (21.6 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3), is slightly less powerful (134 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM), much less ground clearance (5.5" vs 8.3"), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7) and is significantly more sluggish (22.7 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp).

2011 Nissan Rogue SV

2011 Nissan Rogue SV
$25,950

Significant advantages of the Rogue SV (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.3" vs 5.5"
  • Much more cargo room: 57.9 ft3 vs 21.6 ft3
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 55.5 ft3 vs 51.7 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Rogue SV (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 37.4 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the Rogue SV and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both have a continuously variable transmission for optimal fuel efficiency: Continuously variable vs Continuously variable
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2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Toyota RAV4
$23,285

Significant advantages of the RAV4 (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much more cargo room: 73.0 ft3 vs 21.6 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.5" vs 5.5"
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the RAV4 (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 22 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 34.8 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Much worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the RAV4 and Prius Three

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.8 ft vs 17.1 ft
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2011 Honda Pilot EX

2011 Honda Pilot EX
$31,980

Significant advantages of the Pilot EX (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much more cargo room: 87.0 ft3 vs 21.6 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8" vs 5.5"
  • Significantly more powerful: 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Pilot EX (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 38.6 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Much worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 48 mpg

common strengths of the Pilot EX and Prius Three

  • Good highway range: 483 miles vs 571 miles
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
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2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport
$22,845

Significant advantages of the Wrangler Sport (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.8" vs 5.5"
  • Much more cargo room: 56.5 ft3 vs 21.6 ft3
  • More powerful: 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Wrangler Sport (vs the Prius Three)

  • Much worse city mileage: 15 mpg vs 51 mpg
  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 48 mpg
  • Much wider turning radius: 34.9 ft vs 17.1 ft

common strengths of the Wrangler Sport and Prius Three

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.9 ft vs 17.1 ft
  • Inexpensive: $22,845 vs $25,280
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