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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 50.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 180.0 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Mustang and the Toyota Prius in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Mustang, 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). The Ford Mustang 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Utility
The Ford Mustang has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Mustang has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.