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2022 MINI Hardtop vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2022 MINI
Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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Invoice* $19,000 to $30,470 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 25 - 29 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 38 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 121-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, M/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 134 - 228 hp 121 hp
Exterior Length 152.2 - 159.1 in 180.0 in
Exterior Width 68.0 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.4 in
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 than the MINI Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI Hardtop 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 MINI Hardtop, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the MINI Hardtop will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 MINI Hardtop carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
The MINI Hardtop is a little narrower than the Toyota Prius, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the MINI Hardtop, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI Hardtop 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the MINI Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Utility
The MINI Hardtop has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius 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 MINI Hardtop than that of the Toyota Prius.