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2022 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2022 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $19,295 to $26,395
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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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Invoice* $18,400 to $24,959 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 22 - 28 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.3 ft3 50.7 ft3
Engine Horizontal Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 152 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 176.2 in 180.0 in
Exterior Width 70.0 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.4 in
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
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. The Subaru Impreza and the Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.