The Toyota Prius offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen GTI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen GTI in the front seats.
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen GTI, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 GTI. 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 GTI have similar Destination Charges.
The Toyota Prius is a little narrower than the Volkswagen GTI, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 GTI.
The Toyota Prius has much less torque than the Volkswagen GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Toyota Prius has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen GTI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Prius and the Volkswagen GTI.
The Toyota Prius comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen GTI.
Compare the 2014 Toyota Prius and the 2014 Volkswagen GTI.
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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.04%||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$22,748 - $27,930||$24,091 - $28,507|
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