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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Hyundai
Veloster

MSRP*: $18,900 to $28,450
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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 109.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 166.9 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.1 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 36.9 - 38.1 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster.

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 Veloster is clearly a better financial choice over 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. The Hyundai Veloster and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Veloster is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Veloster, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Veloster 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
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Veloster transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Toyota Prius Prime, making the Toyota Prius Prime the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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