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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

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

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $19,180 to $22,930 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 28 - 32 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 37 - 41 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 169 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 172.0 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 70.5 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 29.9 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 38.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Prime than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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

Dimensions
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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. If you go with the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla Hatchback has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it much 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 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the Toyota Prius Prime.

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