2009 Toyota Hilux vs. 2002 Toyota Prius

To start off, 2009 Toyota Hilux is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Toyota Prius. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Toyota Prius would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Toyota Hilux is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Toyota Hilux (134 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 2002 Toyota Prius. (71 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Toyota Hilux should accelerate faster than 2002 Toyota Prius. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Toyota Hilux weights approximately 434 kg more than 2002 Toyota Prius. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Toyota Hilux is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Toyota Hilux. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Prius, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Toyota Hilux (182 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Toyota Prius. (115 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Toyota Hilux will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Toyota Prius. 2002 Toyota Prius has automatic transmission and 2009 Toyota Hilux has manual transmission. 2009 Toyota Hilux will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Toyota Prius will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Toyota Hilux 2002 Toyota Prius
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Hilux Prius
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 182 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1684 kg 1250 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2560 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 48 L


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