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2021 Toyota Prius vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Toyota
Prius

MSRP*: $24,525 to $32,650
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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $23,054 to $30,395 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 51 - 58 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 47 - 53 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.7 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 95 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 180.0 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 69.3 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.4 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
The Toyota Prius offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius Prime with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius, drivers may find the Toyota Prius Prime a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Prius will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 Prius and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota Prius is about the same width as the Toyota Prius Prime. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Prius takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius Prime.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Prius Prime.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Prius Prime do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Prius and the Toyota Prius Prime.

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