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2015 Subaru Outback vs. 2014 Toyota Prius v Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than the Toyota Prius v. The Subaru Outback will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius v.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Prius v, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Prius v. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Outback and the Toyota Prius v have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Outback is much wider than the Toyota Prius v, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Outback, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Prius v.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Subaru Outback does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius v.

Handling
The Subaru Outback has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius v, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Outback has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius v. 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 Subaru Outback and the Toyota Prius v. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Prius v.

Warranty
The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius v.

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2015 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $24,895 - $32,995

2014 Toyota
Prius v

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MSRP*: $26,750 - $30,395
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 20 - 25 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 27 - 33 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,407 - $30,860 $24,902 - $28,295

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