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2019 smart EQ fortwo vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota

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$23,900 to $26,740
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $22,347 to $25,002 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 124 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 94 47 - 53
Engine(s) 80-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 5
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

With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the smart EQ fortwo, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 smart EQ fortwo 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 smart EQ fortwo carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Prius.

Since the smart EQ fortwo is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the smart EQ fortwo, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the smart EQ fortwo transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

The smart EQ fortwo has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The smart EQ fortwo has less horsepower than the Toyota Prius, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the smart EQ fortwo seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Prius.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the smart EQ fortwo than that of the Toyota Prius.