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2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2022 MINI
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 22 - 27 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 34.0 - 40.7 ft3 50.7 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 - 228 hp 95 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 39.9 - 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 MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI 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 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 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 MINI-Hardtop carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
The MINI 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 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 MINI-Hardtop has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI 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 MINI-Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Hardtop has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop than that of the Toyota Prius.