2011 Toyota
Prius Two
vs. 2011 Toyota
Yaris

2011 Toyota Prius Two

10.0

starting from

$24,280

Reasons to buy the Toyota Prius Two

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Is a hybrid
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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
51 mpg
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Fantastic range in the city
607 miles
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Has continuously-variable transmission
2011 Toyota Yaris

9.0

Runner-up

Toyota Yaris

starting from

$14,215

Reasons to buy the Toyota Yaris

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Average number of gears
5
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Very inexpensive
$14,215
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OK braking distance from 60mph
130 ft
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Less sporty performance
21.9 lb/hp
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.0
2011 Toyota Prius Two Winner: Prius Two
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  • Almost the same
  • The Prius Two's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Prius Two has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Toyota Prius Two Winner: Prius Two
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Prius Two; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Toyota Prius Two Winner: Prius Two
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  • A single tank lasts more than 40% longer, 571 miles vs 400 miles
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 51.7 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3
  • Room for around 2.5x more stuff, 21.6 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3
Performance 9.5 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • Almost the same, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • Almost the same, 21.9 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Prius Two Winner: Prius Two
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  • The Prius Two can change direction around 10% faster, 0.82 g vs 0.76 g
  • Almost the same, 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph
  • Almost the same, 10.6 seconds vs 10.9 seconds
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Prius Two Winner: Prius Two
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  • Disc brakes on the Prius Two can provide better stopping action
  • The Prius Two has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Prius Two Winner: Prius Two
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  • Gets around 80% more miles per gallon in the city, 51 mpg vs 29 mpg
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 10.0 vs 9.0

Entertainment System

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Prius Two
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2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the Prius Two; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Prius Two can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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Prius Two
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Prius Two; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Practicality

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Prius Two
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 571 miles vs 400 miles The Prius Two has great highway range, but the Yaris is very limited
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Cargo space 21.6 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 The Prius Two has OK cargo room, while the Yaris has very little
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front seats 51.7 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3 The Prius Two has average-sized front seats, while the Yaris is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 3 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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Prius Two
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Horsepower 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 5 The Yaris has an OK number of gears, while the Prius Two has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Prius Two's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.7 lb/hp vs 21.9 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 17.1 ft vs 30.8 ft The Prius Two turns on a dime, and the Yaris can do OK in a tight space, too

Road Tests

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Prius Two
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0-60 mph 10.6 seconds vs 10.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs 130 ft The Yaris 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Prius Two is quite bad
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1/4 mile 18.0 s s @ 79.0 mph mph vs 18.4 s s @ 76.0 mph mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.76 g The Prius Two has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Yaris
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Top speed 112 mph vs 112 mph Both have a very low top speed

Safety Features

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Prius Two
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2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Prius Two has a good number of airbags, but the Yaris is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Prius Two has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Cost

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Prius Two
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MSRP $24,280 vs $14,215 The Yaris has a great price and the Prius Two is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 51 mpg vs 29 mpg Both get great city mileage, however the Prius Two in particular gets exceptional mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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Prius Two
2011 Toyota Prius Two
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Toyota Prius Three 2011 Honda Fit Sport Prius Three vs Fit Sport
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Prius Four vs Camry Hybrid
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Toyota Corolla Prius Four vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2012 Ford Fusion SE Prius Four vs Fusion SE
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Nissan LEAF SV Prius Four vs LEAF SV
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Honda Fit Yaris vs Fit
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Corolla Yaris vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Mazda 2 Touring Yaris vs 2 Touring
2011 Toyota Yaris 2011 Toyota Matrix Yaris vs Matrix
2011 Toyota Yaris 2012 Fiat 500 Pop Yaris vs 500 Pop

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