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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

MSRP*: $20,715 to $24,765
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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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Invoice* $19,180 to $22,930 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 28 - 32 MPG 51 - 58 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 41 MPG 47 - 53 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 50.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 169 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 172.0 in 180.0 in
Exterior Width 70.5 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 29.9 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 38.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.4 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, drivers may find the Toyota Prius a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Corolla Hatchback as you will with the Toyota Prius, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the Toyota Prius.

Warranty
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.