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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Audi
A5

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2021 Toyota
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MSRP*
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$41,800 to $44,000
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$28,220 to $34,000
Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 24 - 25 N/A
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 N/A
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** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the Toyota Prius Prime. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

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 Prime, 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 Prime.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime.

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 Prime.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it much 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 Prime. 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 Prime.

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