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2021 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2021 Subaru Impreza

2021 Subaru
Impreza

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$19,295 to $26,395
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $18,400 to $24,959 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 22 - 28 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 47 - 53
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Toyota Prius. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius, the Subaru Impreza may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Toyota Prius requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Impreza is clearly a better financial choice over 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. In this case, the Subaru Impreza will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Subaru Impreza is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Impreza 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.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza and the Toyota Prius. The Subaru Impreza has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Prius.

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