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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 26 N/A
MPG - Hwy 36 N/A
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 Prime with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

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 Prime. 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 Prime.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Si is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Honda Civic Si is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius Prime, which may make it easier to park.

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 Prime.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it much 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 Prime. 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 Prime.

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