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Corolla 2010 and Prius 2016 Similarities!

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by cwick, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. cwick

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    We recently sold our 2010 Corolla (Tobias) and are now proud owners of a CPO 2016 Prius (Petyr). It's been pretty interesting finding out how similar these two cars are!

    Size:
    When I was researching cars to buy, I wanted to make sure it would fit into our narrow driveway. To my surprise, the Gen 4 Prius was exactly the same dimensions as the 2010 Corolla!: 178.7" Length x 69.3" Width. It was a sign that we were on the right track.

    Windshield Wipers:
    I'm notoriously lazy when I decide to sell something. Before we sold the Corolla we had bought a pair of windshield wipers that we hadn't installed yet. Well, recently we've been getting a few spurts of rain and found the Prius wipers were stuttering. I looked up the wiper blade sizes and found out they were the same size as the ones we had bought for the Corolla. Sweet!: Driver 26", Passenger 16"

    Tires:
    Just last night we got a flat while driving home from a show. We were a bit bummed because this just happened 1000 miles after we bought the Prius. But I realized that we still had 2 tires left over from the Corolla 2 years ago when we had all 4 replaced. These had 70% tread life left so I was planning to save them and sell them. My laziness rewards us again! Yes, they're the exact same size for both cars: P195/65R15.

    It's like Tobias is an organ donor for Petyr! We've been loving the Prius and it's been a pleasant surprise that it shares these similarities with its predecessor :)

    Tobias:
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    Petyr:
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    congrats!
    that is actually very helpful for those looking for spare parts. all the best!(y)
     
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    There have been several comments by members who have used a Corolla rim as a FULL-SIZE spare wheel on PRIUS. I'll do that if/when I go on my extended touring holiday.
     
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    Great news. Be interesting to know if the Corolla's wipers actually fit on the Prius without problem. I thought the entire arm was different.
     
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    Oh you're right! I meant wiper blade replacements. Sorry about that
     
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    Thanks for clarifying that. I'd hate to think we all dashed out to buy Corolla wipers as cheaper replacements, only to be sadly disappointed.
     
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    We're rolling on Corolla rims right now, our snow tire configuration.(y)
     
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    On a Gen 3 Prius.
     
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    3rd and 4th gen wheels are interchangeable if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Are the engine sizes same? 1.8L?
     
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    yes.
    Gen 4 has a little better efficiency. I believe EGR got moved too.
     
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    ..and the only difference could be that the gen3-4, are Atkinson, while the corolla, Otto cycle.
     
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    I thought you were comparing Gen 3 & 4 Prius.
     
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    Oooooh sorry
     
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    Interesting - TOYOTA publicity on the 2018 CAMRY says "... With an efficient 11.8:1 compression ratio and able to utilise both the Otto and Atkinson cycles for optimum performance and efficiency ...".

    I'm trying to get my head around that - but I guess they know what they're doing.
     
  16. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    It's been on Lexus vehicles for a couple of years now. They're able to run on Atkinson cycles on low load and switch back to Otto cycle when more oomph is needed.

    Does this help?





    Alternatively, here's a more in-depth explanation

    New Lexus 2.0-Liter Turbo Morphs Between Otto and Atkinson Cycles - EngineLabs
     
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    Thanks - the ongoing push of progress.

    I do wonder about the Turbo - in the exhaust gas flow much of the time, how long the "CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY" pattern on the Turbine Wheel will still be there in 50,000km? Or maybe it's a routine replacement item?
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  18. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    No idea. The NX has been out for 3 years so they're starting to come off lease. I suspect most people won't dip into the turbo too often to cause issues.
     
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    Not my daughter's hubby. Have turbo, will thrash it!
     
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