Prius Prime Dimensions Comparison

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  1. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    In case anyone is curious. PiP vs. Prius v vs. Prius Prime vs. Gen 4

    Specifications Prius Plug-in Prius v Prius Prime Gen 4
    1 Length mm (in) 4460 (175.6) 4630 (182.3) 4645 (182.9) 4540 (178.7)
    2 Width mm (in) 1745 (68.7) 1775 (72.4) 1760 (69.3) 1760 (69.3)
    3 Height mm (in) 1500 (59.1) 1575 (62.1) 1470 (57.9) 1470 (57.9)
    4 Wheelbase mm (in) 2700 (106.3) 2780 (109.4) 2700 (106.3) 2700 (106.3)
    5 Track (f/r) mm (in) 1525/1520 (60.0/59.8) 1540/1545 (60.6/60.8) 1529/1539 (60.2/60.6) 1531/1534 (60.3/60.4)
    6 Ground Clearance mm (in) 140 (5.5) 145 (5.7) 123 (4.8) 123 (4.8)
     
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    I wouldn't want a Prius any lower than the PiP. I've used the frame quite a lot on gravel roads as it is. The front mount points for the plastic under tray have been worn off.
     
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    I was watching Toyota's video "story" about the TNGA on its gazooracing site. They were bound and determined to lower the front engine cowling by 100mm. We'll be seeing a lot of cars built around the Gen 4 dimensions that have that class type. Everything is built around the "skeleton".


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    Tideland - You do not give your source for this graph. I focused on the ground clearance. The Toyota online brochure for the 2016 Prius gives 5.1" for ground clearance (not 4.8") The only sources I can find give 5.3" for the PIP ground clearance (not 5.5"). I measured 8" at the front center lip of my PIP which quickly dropped to 6" but I could see that there was further drop back towards the front axle. Measurement from a side view photo of the Prime, assisted by my CAD program, suggests that the front lip of the Prime is 7.5" and it declines to 5.1" at the fender opening. Clearly there is some lowering of the Prime over the PIP, but not much.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Here are my sources....

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    2016 Prius Dimensions Specifications - Toyota Canada



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    2017 Prius v Dimensions Specifications - Toyota Canada


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    See attached brochure for source



    Lastly, in the US-spec NCF for the 2016 Prius, it also gives 4.8" for ground clearance, so it's not just Canadian-spec cars. (And Canadian spec cars usually follow US specifications anyway so save on cost for testing/measurement). I don't know why the US brochure would quote a different number from this technical document.

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    *Rough road area spec have a higher ground clearance.
     

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    You are very clear and complete. The confusion is troubling to me even though we are still talking about an inch off difference overall which can be significant for people who drive on less than perfect roads.
     
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    What is "US-spec NCF"?
    Note the 16.1 and 17.7-ft3 quote for Luggage Space is in apparent conflict with the 24 and 27-ft3 EPA Cargo Space quote for Gen4.
     
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    :) Thank you. I try to be as truthful and reliable as possible.

    Well that half an inch could mean the difference between getting stuck in the snow and getting enough grip to plow through.

    NCF I think stands for New Car Features. You can grab it off that Toyota website.... I think it's tech-info? Just purchase a daily pass and download whatever you need :).

    Yes but it is in line with what the TMC released in their Japanese press release.
     
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    Yes we're discussing that. I wonder why the brochure is different from the technical document.
     
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