Toyota‌ ‌Aqua‌ ‌vs‌ ‌Toyota‌ ‌Prius‌ ‌‌C‌omparison‌ ‌

The Toyota Aqua and the Toyota Prius Hybrid are 2 of the outstanding hybrids on the market today. Each offers marvelous fuel economy, plenty of cargo space for a compact car, and a comfortable ride. Either would be an excellent used car to purchase, but as they are so comparable many buyers may hesitate as they try to decide what is right for them. Which hybrids win the other? We take a look at their similarities and differences in this comparison.

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as June 2021.

 Toyota AquaToyota Prius
Capacity/Doors5 seat/4 doors 5 seat/4 doors
Torque111Nm @ 4000rpm142Nm @ 4000rpm
Top Speed180 kph180 kph
0-100 km/h10.5 sec10.4 sec.
Max Power74HP121HP
Engine1.5L1.5L - 1.8L
Fuel Tank Capacity36 Litres45 Litres
Key FeaturesABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist Control, SRS Airbags,

TRC, VSC
ABS, Curtain Airbags, EBD, S-VSC, SRS Airbags,

TRC
GearboxCVTCVT
Fuel Consumption 35.4km/L 38km/L
Length x Width x Height 3.99×1.69×1.44 m 4.47×1.74×1.49 m
BE FORWARD PRICE US 1,660 – 20,240USD 1,090 – 35,440

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Toyota Aqua

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The Toyota Aqua is a compact hatchback that is good for providing an outstanding 35.4Km/L and offers decent onboard services that are at per with the best of hatchbacks. It’s simply a game changer calm to take the Tanzania market by storm given the developing appetite for economy cars. We spent a considerable amount of time in this storied car and we were completely amazed at its capabilities. 

(a) Cabin Storage

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The interior of Toyota Aqua senses spacious, more like the Auris than the Vitz. In the first row, the space is suitable and can accommodate tall people. In the second row, the space is decent and tall people will find it tolerable.

There are numerous storage sections in the cabin that are good for keeping items such as beverages, smartphones, goggles, handbags, etc. In the first row, there is door panel storage, a glovebox, 4 cup-holders, and the center box. For the second row, there are front seat jacket pockets, door pockets, and one cup holder.

(b) Cargo Space

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The cargo space is typical of a small car and can carry medium-sized luggage. When extra space is needed, the second-row seats can be folded in a split outline.

Toyota Prius

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The Toyota Prius is a compact hybrid produced for 4 generations since 1997. The 1st generation known as the NHW-1 produced from 1997 – 2003, the second generation known as NHW-2 produced from 2003 – 2011, the third generation known as the ZVW-3 produced from 2009 – 2016, and the fourth generation known as the ZVW-5 produced from 2015 to the present.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The cabin is large and roomy with comfortable seats that have a premium sense. The dashboard is well placed in the first row, providing easy access to all buttons and dials. Both seats have excellent legroom space and can comfortably accommodate tall people. The space is similarly impressive in the second row thanks to the flat floor and well-elevated seats. The roof feels a little bit too low towards the back and tall people will feel hugged in.

The Toyota Prius is kindly supplied with storage sections in the cabin that are valuable for storing away items such as handbags, smartphones, beverages, goggles, etc. In the first row, there are storage compartments on the left side of the dashboard, door panel storage, 4 cup-holders, a glovebox, and a center box. For the second row, there are front seat jacket pockets and 2 cupholders on the armrest.

(b) Cargo Space

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For an economy car, the cargo space is impressive at 446 Litres and this is enough for a family of 5. When more space is required, the second-row seats can flat fold to free up more space. There are storage shelves under the boot that are valuable for hiding valuables such as laptops from prying eyes.

Engine and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

Toyota Aqua

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Toyota Aqua  2012 is offered with the 1NZ-FXE 1.5 Litre engine which is attached to an electric motor that mutually pumps out 73KW of power capable of propelling the car from 0- 100km/h in 10.7 seconds. The transmission is an electric CVT that’s available only in 2 wheel drive.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Aqua’s fuel consumption is approximately 35.4Km per Litre.

Toyota Prius

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Toyota Prius hybrid system comes with a 2ZR-FXE 1.8L petrol engine that offers 73 kW of power at 5,200 rpm and a 3JM electric motor that provides a maximum output of 60kW of power. This system is mated to a Super CVT-i transmission and is available only in 2 wheel drive.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Prius Hybrid’s fuel consumption is approximately 38.0 km/L 

The Verdict

There isn’t a wrong choice between the Toyota Aqua hybrid and its Prius hybrid rival. Both of these vehicles offer composed a handling, comfortable ride, and roomy seating space, upscale interior trimmings, and packed with active safety features. The Prius hybrid rates higher for reliability predicted and it gives better fuel efficiency in its standard outline. On the other side, the Prius hybrid feels a bit good when driving. Please visit BE FORWARD to choose the one you prefer.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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