2005 Toyota Corolla vs. 2008 Toyota Prius

To start off, 2008 Toyota Prius is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,786 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Toyota Corolla (130 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2008 Toyota Prius. (76 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 2008 Toyota Prius. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Toyota Prius weights approximately 145 kg more than 2005 Toyota Corolla.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Toyota Corolla (171 Nm) has 56 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Toyota Prius. (115 Nm). This means 2005 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Toyota Prius.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Toyota Corolla 2008 Toyota Prius
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Prius
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1786 cc 1497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 130 HP 76 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 171 Nm 115 Nm
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 84.7 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1157 kg 1302 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.5 L/100km 4.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 45 L


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