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2020 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT

2020 Hyundai
Elantra GT

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$20,650 to $24,600
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $19,825 to $23,538 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 23 - 25 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra GT than the Toyota Prius. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT, 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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra GT is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Hyundai Elantra GT and the Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra GT is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Hyundai Elantra GT, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra GT does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra GT has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra GT 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 Hyundai Elantra GT and the Toyota Prius. The Hyundai Elantra GT has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Prius.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra GT than that of the Toyota Prius.