2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime | NewCars.com

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2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop

2020 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$23,400 to $33,400
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $19,000 to $30,930 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 26 - 28 N/A
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 N/A
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 Prime than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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 Prime. 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 Prime.

Dimensions
The MINI MINI-Hardtop is a little narrower than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime.

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 Prime.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.