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 Volvo C30. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo C30, the Toyota Prius may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
The Toyota Prius will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo C30, making it more convenient to drive.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Prius will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo C30. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo C30.
Since the Toyota Prius is much slimmer than the Volvo C30, 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 Volvo C30.
The Toyota Prius has much less torque than the Volvo C30, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Toyota Prius has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo C30, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius is significantly less powerful than the Volvo C30. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The Toyota Prius offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo C30, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.
The basic warranty of the Toyota Prius is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo C30.
Compare the 2014 Toyota Prius and the 2013 Volvo C30.
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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $250||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.04%||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Safety Rating: Front
|Safety Rating: Side
|Safety Rating: Rear
|Invoice*:||$22,748 - $27,930||$23,970 - $30,879|
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