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2014 Scion FR-S vs. 2014 Toyota Prius Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius than the Scion FR-S, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Scion FR-S, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Scion FR-S will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Prius. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Scion FR-S will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
The Scion FR-S is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Scion FR-S, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Scion FR-S does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Scion FR-S has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion FR-S has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Scion FR-S has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Scion FR-S comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.

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2014 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400

2014 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 22 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,465 - $26,030 $22,748 - $27,930

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