2017 Volkswagen e-Golf vs. 2018 Toyota Prius c

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

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2018 Toyota Prius c

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If you’re looking to go green near Culver City, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf and 2018 Toyota Prius c both let you do so. Both models offer the flexibility of split folding seats and outstanding savings at the gas pump. However, they come with different powertrain setups, different design fortes, and notably different price points. Find both of them on sale on Santa Monica Boulevard after checking out this comparison guide.

Volkswagen e-Golf MPG and Performance vs. Toyota Prius c MPG and Performance

The VW e-Golf is an all-electric car , while the Toyota Prius c is a hybrid . Naturally, they serve up different levels of performance and fuel economy:

2017 VW e-Golf


2018 Toyota Prius c

Electric motor and 35.8-kWh battery


1.5L 4-cylinder engine and electric motor

115 hp


99 hp

125 miles

Driving Range

437 miles

126 city/111 highway MPGe**

Fuel Economy

48 city/43 highway MPG


The VW e-Golf and Toyota Prius c both pack a lot for the money, but they are suited to different individual budgets:

  • 2017 VW e-Golf SE - Starting MSRP of $30,495*

  • 2018 Toyota Prius c - Starting MSRP of $20,630

Passenger and Cargo Space

These small hatchback fit into slightly different segments, so their dimensions are tailored to different lifestyle needs:

2017 VW e-Golf


2018 Toyota Prius c


Passenger Capacity


116.3 cubic feet

Total Interior Volume

104.5 cubic feet

22.8 cubic feet

Dedicate Cargo Space

17.1 cubic feet

Save Money on Gas with the VW e-Golf or Toyota Prius c

In general, the VW e-Golf is a strong choice for drivers who have the extra money to spend on an ultra-efficient electric car, while the Toyota Prius c is a reliable and affordable way for drivers on a budget to enjoy the benefits of hybrid fuel savings.

Curious to find out more about the VW e-Golf? Compare it to the traditionally aspirated gasoline VW Golf at Volkswagen Santa Monica, your Beverly Hills area VW dealership open seven days a week. Contact us with questions at (855) 459-7323, and make a stop at our Toyota dealership down the road to test out the 2018 Toyota Prius c as well!

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**EPA estimates. Based on EPA formula of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of gasoline energy, EPA rated the e-Golf equivalent to 126 MPG measured as gasoline fuel efficiency in city driving, and 111 MPG in highway driving. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.