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2015 Toyota Prius vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Beetle. 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 and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Beetle, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Prius, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Toyota Prius offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Toyota Prius comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2015 Toyota
Prius

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

2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.90% --
City MPG: 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22 - 29
Highway MPG: 48 31 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
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*: $22,748 - $27,930 $19,195 - $28,795

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