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2020 Toyota Prius Prime vs. 2021 Hyundai Veloster Review

New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*
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$27,900 to $33,800
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$18,900 to $28,450
Invoice* $26,785 to $32,447 $18,271 to $27,070
MPG - City N/A 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy N/A 33 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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 Prime offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Veloster with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster.

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). The Toyota Prius Prime will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Veloster, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Prime and the Hyundai Veloster have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius Prime is much slimmer than the Hyundai Veloster, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Prius Prime, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Veloster.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Prius Prime has much less torque than the Hyundai Veloster, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Prius Prime has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Veloster, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius Prime is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Veloster. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Toyota Prius Prime offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Veloster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Prius Prime is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Veloster.