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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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Picture of the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime

2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 46.2 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 306 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 179.4 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 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
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 Prime. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Type R, drivers may find the Toyota Prius Prime a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 Prime, 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 Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R 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 Type R 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.

Powertrain
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 Prime.

Utility
The Honda Civic Type R has less seating than the Toyota Prius Prime, making the Toyota Prius Prime the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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