Prime fit and finish/overall build quality vs standard Prius

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  1. LoganNolag

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    I read on another forum that the fit and finish as well as overall build quality of the Primes is superior to the standard non plug in Prius. Is this true?

    I was under the impression that they were essentially the same aside from the obvious differences.
     
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    i don't recall reading that here. and my looks at both vehicles didn't reveal anything obvious.

    are you sure they didn't say tesla?
     
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    I don't recall reading anything about that. There's a few nicer features but they come from the same factory and are the same vehicle.

    It's possible the extra sound insulation makes it feel like a more premium vehicle and thus give the impression that it's better built?
     
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    The Primes have more insulation than the regular Prius?
     
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    Than some of the trim levels of the regular Prius, yes.

    The base LE/Two had less firewall sound insulation than other Prii trim levels.

    The Four/Four Touring/Limited have "front door window acoustic glass" (aka double paned driver and front passenger windows).

    The Prime has the acoustic front door glass as standard equipment. I don't know if it's the 17" alloys on the Touring but I found my Prime to be quieter than our 2016 Touring model.
     
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