Scion tC 2.4 161HP vs Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP

Scion tC 2.4 161HP

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8 reasons for

Scion tC, model available from 2005.
It has 2.4 161HP petrol engine produced from 2005.
Drive has manual gearbox.

2 reasons for

Toyota Prius II, model available from 2000 to 2003.
It has 1.5 VVT-i 70HP petrol engine produced from 2000 to 2003.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP

8 reasons for Scion tC 2.4 161KM in comparison to Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

161 > 70 hp
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.


1,791 > 1,695 mm
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.


2,671 > 2,545 mm
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

158 > 140 mm
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.


4,414 > 4,315 mm
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 .

Rear track

1,559 > 1,480 mm

Model release date

2005 > 2000
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.

Front track

1,541 > 1,477 mm


2 reasons for Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70KM in comparison to Scion tC 2.4 161HP

Reasons for

Number of doors

4 > 3
The 3-door model of Scion tC 2.4 161HP allows to easily place luggage into a trunk, whereas four-door Toyota features more convenient getting into the car, reduced cabin noise at the expense of smaller trunk lid.


1,480 > 1,416 mm
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of big dimensions, the Toyota, which is by 64 mm higher than the Scion, is appropriate option for you. However, presented cars do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much observable.

Cars specifications

Scion tC 2.4 161HP Toyota Prius II 1.5 VVT-i 70HP
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 2005 2000
    Facelifting no no
    Class C C
    End of model sale - 2003

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