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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Mitsubishi

MSRP*: $14,295 to $17,445
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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $13,983 to $17,065 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 33 - 36 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 41 - 43 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 47.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine I-3 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 78 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 151.4 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 65.6 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 34.2 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**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

The Mitsubishi Mirage offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Prius Prime. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Mirage.

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). Based on MSRP, the Mitsubishi Mirage is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Mitsubishi Mirage and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Mitsubishi Mirage is much slimmer than the Toyota Prius Prime, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mitsubishi Mirage, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius Prime.

The Mitsubishi Mirage has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The Mitsubishi Mirage has less horsepower than the Toyota Prius Prime, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

The Mitsubishi Mirage has much less torque than the Toyota Prius Prime, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Toyota Prius Prime.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mitsubishi Mirage than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.