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2015 Toyota Prius vs. 2015 Scion tC 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 Toyota Prius than the Scion tC. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Scion tC, the Toyota Prius may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Scion tC, 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 Toyota Prius will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Scion tC, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Prius will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius is much slimmer than the Scion tC, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Prius takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Scion tC.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Prius has much less torque than the Scion tC, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Prius has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Scion tC, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius is significantly less powerful than the Scion tC. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Prius and the Scion tC.

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

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2015 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005

2015 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.90% --
City MPG: 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
23
Highway MPG: 48 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,748 - $27,930 $18,249

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