2016 Toyota Prius vs 2106 Nissan Leaf

2016 Toyota Prius red exterior model

2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Nissan Leaf blue exterior

2016 Nissan Leaf

When you’re looking for an eco-friendly vehicle that gives you the features and amenities you want, you’ll find yourself comparing the 2016 Toyota Prius vs the 2016 Nissan Leaf. While both cars have their own uniqueness, the Toyota is the better choice when comparing space, engines, and overall amenities. Instead of wasting your time car shopping, check out why the new Prius is the only option for you.


Although both vehicles are considered compact cars, you can easily fit up to five passengers in each one, which makes them more attractive to families. While they offer the same amount of passenger space, the 2016 Toyota Prius actually beats the 2016 Nissan Leaf in all other areas regarding space. The new Toyota offers an interior volume of 93.7 cubic feet compared to only 92.4 cubic feet in the Leaf. At the same time, the Prius also offers 36 inches of rear legroom compared to only 33.3 in the Leaf.

Besides passengers, the Prius also outshines the competition in terms of cargo space. When you drive the new Toyota, you can experience the convenience of 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space compared to only 24 cubic feet in the Leaf. To add to the Prius’ championship, it also comes standard with a cargo cover so that you can keep your belongings out of view. This cover is only an option on the Leaf, so you’ll have to up your price in order to get it. So if you want the vehicle that gives you more space for your family and belongings, then the Prius is the right car to choose.

2016 Toyota Prius interior space


Although they are both extremely eco-friendly, the engines on both cars are very different. The Prius comes standard with a 1.8L four-cylinder hybrid engine that delivers 134 hp. If you opt for the Prius V, you’ll enjoy the hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, too. The Leaf offers an all-electric engine. This vehicle comes standard with an 80 kW electric motor that only gets about 107 hp. This means that you’ll enjoy more power when you opt for the Prius.

Having the hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain is also an advantage over the Leaf. When you drive the Leaf, you need to always ensure that it is fully charged. This means installing an expensive charging station in your home and hoping that you can find a place to park that offers a charging station. When you use the Prius, you can choose between gas and electric, so you get the best of both worlds without having to pay attention to your vehicle’s charge when out on the town.

2016 Toyota Prius red exterior


Both the 2016 Toyota Prius and 2016 Nissan Leaf are innovative vehicles that are packed with technology, but the Toyota offers slightly more. This new model offers Entune Premium JBL audio with integrated navigation and App Suite—something that the Nissan does not offer. Plus, passengers will enjoy the acoustics that come from six standard speakers, which offers more enjoyment and entertainment compared to the four speakers that come standard with the Leaf. So if you want the vehicle that helps the environment while also giving you the latest in technology, the Prius is the better choice.
2016 Toyota Prius interior technology features

So Much More

Besides having a more versatile engine, more space, and better technology, the Prius also offers a few more amenities and features than the competition. In fact, you’ll enjoy conveniences and luxuries like door-mounted storage, heated exterior mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, and even a remote fuel filler door release and seatback storage. The Prius also comes standard with a front knee airbag to keep you and front seat passengers protected. This safety feature isn’t even available on the Leaf. So if you want the vehicle that actually gives you more of what you want, then the 2016 Toyota Prius should be at the top of your list.
2016 Toyota Prius


When you think of a compact car, you likely think of a small vehicle without any fun or flair. This may be true about the Leaf, but it’s the furthest thing from the Prius. This vehicle is longer and sleeker in design than the Leaf, which not only gives it optimal aerodynamics for an enjoyable ride, but also allows it to stand out among all other compact cars. So instead of blending in with the crowd, stand out with the 2016 Toyota Prius.
2016 Toyota Prius rear view

Get Yours at Savannah Toyota

Now that you’ve seen how the 2016 Toyota Prius beats the 2016 Nissan Leaf, you need to get down to Savannah Toyota today and take a test drive of this impressive new vehicle. Visit our dealership at 11101 Abercorn Street in Savannah, GA, or contact us at (855) 411-6139 to schedule your test drive.