A hybrid vehicle for everyone
Every 2014 Toyota Prius in Lima, OH gets a powertrain comprised of both a four-cylinder and electric motor. The most compact Prius, the Prius c, uses a 1.5-liter engine paired with an electric motor to deliver the best fuel economy numbers of any member of the Prius family at 53 city and 46 highway.
The original Prius isn’t a slouch by any means when it comes to efficiency. Using a slightly larger engine, the Prius uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor to provide a little bit more power and still obtain a 51 city and 48 highway mpg rating. The last member of the Prius family, the Prius v, uses the same engine setup as the original Prius. Since the v is the largest Prius offering, it provides the most cargo and passenger volumes which only knocks its fuel economy numbers down to a very respectable 44 city and 40 highway mpg.