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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Audi
A5

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2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$41,800 to $44,000
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 24 - 25 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Prius. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A5 as you will with the Toyota Prius, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Audi A5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Prius, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A5 will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A5, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Prius.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Toyota Prius. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Toyota Prius.