The Scion tC has 91 horsepowers more horsepower in comparison to Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP. The Scion tC will be distinctly faster accelerate because of bigger horsepower. Also overtaking cars or obstacles while moving along the road should be much more easier for a vehicle equipped with more powerful engine.
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as driving stability. The Scion tC 2.4 161HP is 6 percent wider in comparison to the Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP. It is often clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a car is the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable car's weight distribution. Scion tC has 5 percent longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Toyota Prius II. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Scion should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
Ground clearance is the space between the car body and the ground. From these two cars, it is the Scion tC that has 13 % higher ride height in comparison to the Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP. For this reason the Scion tC will deal better when driving over imperfect roads and obstacles in the city. However, the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can adversely influence the handling of the car.
The Scion tC is 2 % longer in relation to the Toyota Prius II. The length of the vehicle plays a role in terms of travelling comfort and room in the boot. The Scion tC 2.4 161HP very likely will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Scion tC 2.4 161HP will be better driven but the Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP will be a slightly easier to park because of shorter length .
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Toyota Prius II was launched only 5 years prior to the Scion tC, the gap between technology used in both cars is not really big, however, the Scion tC 2.4 161HP might feature a bit more advanced solutions used in it.