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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$20,465 to $24,515
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $18,948 to $22,699 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 28 - 32 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 37 - 41 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 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 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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.