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2019 smart EQ fortwo vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$23,900 to $26,740
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $22,347 to $25,002 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 124 N/A
MPG - Hwy 94 N/A
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

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

Dimensions
Since the smart EQ fortwo is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime.

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

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

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

Utility
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 Prime.

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