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2016 Toyota Prius vs. 2016 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. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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. If you go with the Toyota Prius, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with 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. The Toyota Prius has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2016 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,000

2016 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $31,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 4.75%
City MPG: 54 - 58
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
23 - 25
Highway MPG: 50 - 53 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,748 - $27,927 $18,811 - $30,193

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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