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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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2021 Toyota
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MSRP*
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$47,200 to $49,200
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$28,220 to $34,000
Invoice* $44,368 to $46,248 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 23 - 24 N/A
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius Prime than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.