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2019 FIAT 500L vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$22,160 to $24,570
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $21,705 to $23,958 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 22 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 30 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 FIAT 500L than the Toyota Prius. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500L, drivers may find the Toyota Prius a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500L, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500L 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 Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the FIAT 500L, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L and the Toyota Prius. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Prius.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Toyota Prius.