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2016 Scion tC vs. 2016 Toyota Prius c Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Scion tC than in the Toyota Prius c, due to the Scion tC's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion tC, drivers may find the Toyota Prius c a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Scion tC as you will with the Toyota Prius c, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 tC will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Prius c. 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 tC will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius c.

Dimensions
Since the Scion tC is much wider than the Toyota Prius c, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Scion tC, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Prius c.

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

Handling
The Scion tC has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius c, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion tC and the Toyota Prius c. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Scion tC will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Prius c.

Warranty
The Scion tC comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius c.

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2016 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,385 - $23,190

2016 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*: $19,560 - $24,495
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 23 53
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $18,416 - $22,031 $18,582 - $22,802

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.