It seems almost hard to believe that the Toyota Prius and its hybrid powertrain have been around for 20 years. What was once viewed as niche technology is now often imitated but never duplicated by the competition. A comparison of the 2021 Toyota Prius vs. 2020 Toyota Prius will give potential buyers a glimpse at the future of the platform that will focus on improving safety technology, and, of course, continuing to develop the vehicle’s array of connectivity technology.
By and large, there are not many differences between the two Prius model years. However, the subtle differences that can be found will provide owners with a slightly more refined ownership experience.
Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota Prius today by calling, 203-403-6890.
2021 Toyota Prius
2020 Toyota Prius
|1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid||Engine||1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid|
|58/53 (LE Eco)||Max. Fuel Economy||58/53 (LE Eco)|
|Toyota Safety Sense 2.0||Active Safety Systems||Toyota Safety Sense|
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Prius, Toyota is releasing a very limited production run of just 2,020 units of the special 2020 Edition of the 2021 Toyota Prius. These vehicles will come with the same commitment to incredible fuel economy, but with a few highly refined accents and aesthetic elements that will set them apart from the rest of the lineup. Buyers coming across the 2021 and 2020 Prius models will find one key difference. The 2021 Prius will be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 that provides an outstanding level of protection that is designed to keep drivers out of potentially dangerous situations. The TSS 2.0 system also adds a few additional driver-assistance aids that will help people navigate unfamiliar areas.
Both the 2021 and 2020 Toyota Prius are equipped with a full suite of connectivity technology. This will include a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that will offer access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Future 2021 Toyota Prius owners will also be able to connect their Amazon Alexa digital home assistant to the vehicle’s infotainment system. This will allow them to interact with the vehicle and check the status of various features.
All 2021 and 2020 Toyota Prius will use the same naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder hybrid engine that is mated to a continuously variable transmission. It will make up to 121 horsepower. All-wheel-drive is still available on the XLE and LE trim grades. Colonial Toyota customers will be able to choose the L Eco model that will be able to record 58 miles per gallon in the city and 53 miles per gallon on the highway. This is the version of either of the model years of the Prius that will get the best fuel economy scores.