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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
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MSRP*
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$19,620 to $26,120
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $18,874 to $25,127 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 28 - 30 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 37 - 45 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius than the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze 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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Prius. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Chevrolet Cruze is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze 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 Chevrolet Cruze and the Toyota Prius. The Chevrolet Cruze has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Prius, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Cruze comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.