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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 26 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 50.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 205 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 177.3 in 180.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 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
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. The Honda Civic Si and the Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.