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2020 Subaru BRZ vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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$28,845 to $31,495
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $27,367 to $29,831 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 20 - 21 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 47 - 53
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, 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). Whether you pick the Subaru BRZ or the Toyota Prius, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru BRZ carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Prius.

The Subaru BRZ is about the same width as the Toyota Prius. If you go with the Subaru BRZ, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Subaru BRZ does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

The Subaru BRZ has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru BRZ 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.

The Subaru BRZ has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru BRZ has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

The Subaru BRZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.