Toyota Prius V  vs Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 

Toyota Prius V Two

  • $27k
  • 1.8L Hybrid
  • 44 city 40 hwy
Front view of Toyota Prius V
It's intended to offer more room for families than the standard Prius; the "v" stands for versatility.
by (Aug, 2013)

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

  • $35k
  • 2.0L Hybrid
  • 38 city 37 hwy
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The big wheels are perfectly proportioned to the arches, with a multispoke design and smoked finish that looks fantastic.
by (Oct, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Prius V vs MKZ Hybrid

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

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Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Saves on fuel $1,293 vs $1,450 More than 10% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
Much less CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton vs 0.9 metric ton Around 50% less CO2 emitted per car made; clean factories are good factories
Cheaper annual cost $6,643 vs $8,488 More than 20% less expensive per year
More efficient freshwater use 3.5 m³ vs 4.3 m³ Around 20% less per car made; 1 cubic metre of water is 1.5 year's worth of drinking water
Lower MSRP $27k vs $35k Around 25% cheaper sticker price
Higher EPA city mileage 44 MPG vs 38 MPG More than 15% better fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic
Slightly higher EPA highway mileage 40 MPG vs 37 MPG Around 10% better on the interstate
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Slightly better highway driving range 499 miles vs 476 miles Around 5% further range on the interstate

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$26,750 8.8¢/mile Toyota Prius V
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid $35,190 9.9¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Toyota Prius V is cheaper (per year) in all scenarios, because of its lower price and cheaper fuel costs per mile.
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Toyota Prius V Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Price $5,350 ($26,750) $7,038 ($35,190)
Fuel $1,318 (1,781 gallons) $1,478 (1,998 gallons)
City 44 MPG 38 MPG
Highway 40 MPG 37 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Prius V  vs MKZ Hybrid 

The Prius v gains daytime running lights and the available panoramic moonroof is now offered as a standalone option for the Prius v Three trim.
Prius V Two

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Prius V  vs
MKZ Hybrid 
Brand Toyota Lincoln
Body style
Model year 2014 2014
City range 523 miles 513 miles
Highway range 476 miles 499 miles
MSRP $27k $35k
Annual cost $6,643 $8,488

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 1.8L 2.0L
Air compressor None None
Cylinders I4 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Beam Multi link
Front brakes 10.79 in Ventilated Disc 12.4 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.5 in Disc 12.4 in Disc
Front wheel width 205 245
Front wheel diameter 16 inch 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 60 45

safety features

Active head restraints Yes No
Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A N/A
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system None Ford SYNC

physical dimensions

Width 69.9 in 73.4 in
Front track width 60.6 in 62.3 in
Height 62 in 58.1 in
Length 181.7 in 194.1 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 112.2 in
Curb weight 3,274 lb 3,828 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes No
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 53 ft³ 56 ft³
Rear seat room 44 ft³ 43 ft³


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Stops the engine instead of idling Yes Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.5 m³ 4.3 m³
CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton 0.9 metric ton

power & handling

Max torque 105 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM 188 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 24.43 lb/hp 20.36 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.1 feet 38 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Speakers 6 11
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes No
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio N/A Standard
Entertainment system N/A N/A


Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof N/A Optional, $1,200
Navigation system N/A N/A
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering N/A Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
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