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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 26 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 36 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
The Honda Civic Si offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Si, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic Si will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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. In this case, the Honda Civic Si will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Si is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic Si takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius.

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

Handling
The Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si and the Toyota Prius. The Honda Civic Si has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda Civic Si comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.