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2020 Subaru BRZ vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Subaru
BRZ

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$28,845 to $31,495
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $27,367 to $29,831 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 20 - 21 N/A
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 N/A
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

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

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 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ is about the same width as the Toyota Prius Prime. 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 Prime.

Drivetrain
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 Prime.

Handling
The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ has less seating than the Toyota Prius Prime, making the Toyota Prius Prime the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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