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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 22 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 28 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Honda Civic Type R than the Toyota Prius. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic Type R 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 Honda Civic Type R, 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 Honda Civic Type R 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 Honda Civic Type R and the Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R 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 Type R 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 Type R does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Type R 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
The Honda Civic Type R has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Honda Civic Type R has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Prius, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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