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2019 Lexus RC 300 vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$41,145 to $50,035
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $38,264 to $46,533 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 18 - 21 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius Prime than the Lexus RC 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius Prime.

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 Lexus RC 300 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 Lexus RC 300 and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RC 300 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 Lexus RC 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius Prime.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus RC 300 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The Lexus RC 300 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 Lexus RC 300 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
The Lexus RC 300 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 Lexus RC 300 than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.