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2014 Toyota Prius vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 Volkswagen GTI, 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 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.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius is much slimmer than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI. 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 Volkswagen GTI.

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

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2014 Toyota
Prius

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

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% --
City MPG: 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25
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 $23,419 - $28,411

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