Toyota Prius  vs 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 

Toyota Prius Two

  • $24k
  • 1.8L Hybrid
  • 51 city 48 hwy
Front view of Toyota Prius

Toyota Highlander Limited

  • $47k
  • 3.5L Hybrid V6
  • 27 city 28 hwy
Car-autoblog-first view of Toyota Highlander
So for 2014, Toyota’s wrapped its huge-selling crossover SUV in more-angular sheetmetal designed to attract more dudes.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Prius vs 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited

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

Prius Two

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

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toyota Prius

Reasons to consider the
Toyota Prius Two

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Saves significantly on fuel $1,097 vs $1,984 Around 45% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
Significantly cheaper annual cost $5,937 vs $11,444 Around 50% less expensive per year
Lower MSRP $24k vs $47k Around 50% cheaper sticker price
Significantly higher EPA highway mileage 48 MPG vs 28 MPG More than 70% better on the interstate
Significantly higher EPA city mileage 51 MPG vs 27 MPG Around 90% better fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic
Better city driving range 606 miles vs 464 miles More than 30% further in the city
Better highway driving range 571 miles vs 481 miles Around 20% further range on the interstate
Car-autoblog view of Toyota Highlander

Reasons to consider the
Toyota Highlander Limited

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

$24,200 7.5¢/mile Toyota Prius
Highlander $47,300 13.5¢/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 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 Highlander
Price $4,840 ($24,200) $9,460 ($47,300)
Fuel $1,119 (1,512 gallons) $2,023 (2,733 gallons)
City 51 MPG 27 MPG
Highway 48 MPG 28 MPG
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Prius  vs
2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 
Brand Toyota Toyota
Model year 2014 2014
City range 606 miles 464 miles
Highway range 571 miles 481 miles
MSRP $24k $47k
Annual cost $5,937 $11,444

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 1.8L 3.5L
Air compressor None None
Cylinders I4 V6
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD Automatic 4x4

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheel width 195 245
Front wheel diameter 15 inch 19 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 65 55

safety features

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

physical dimensions

Front track width 60 in 64.4 in
Height 58.7 in 70.1 in
Ground clearance 5.3 in 8 in
Length 176.4 in 191.1 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 109.8 in
Curb weight 3,042 lb 4,861 lb
Has a rear spoiler No No
Seats 5 7
Front seat room 52 ft³ 60 ft³
Rear seat room 42 ft³ 52 ft³


Prius  vs
2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 
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 3.5 m³
CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton 0.46 metric ton

power & handling

Max HP 134 HP 280 HP
Power-to-weight ratio 22.7 lb/hp 17.36 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.2 feet 38.7 feet

stereo & entertainment

AM/FM radio N/A N/A
CD player N/A N/A
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio N/A N/A
Entertainment system N/A N/A


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