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2022 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2022 Subaru
Impreza

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

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $18,400 to $24,959 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 22 - 28 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 30 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.3 ft3 Info not available
Engine Horizontal Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 152 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 176.2 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 70.0 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Prime. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru Impreza and the Toyota Prius Prime in the front seats.

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 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 Impreza and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza is a little wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza 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 Impreza 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.

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 Prime.

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 Prime.

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