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2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop

2020 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$23,400 to $33,400
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $19,000 to $30,930 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 26 - 28 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 47 - 53
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 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 than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.