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2021 Toyota Prius vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$24,525 to $32,650
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $23,054 to $30,395 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 51 - 58 N/A
MPG - Hwy 47 - 53 N/A
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
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.

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

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.

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.