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2020 Toyota Prius Prime vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$27,900 to $33,800
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$19,195 to $26,295
Invoice* $26,785 to $32,447 $18,308 to $24,866
MPG - City N/A 22 - 28
MPG - Hwy N/A 30 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Subaru Impreza than the Toyota Prius Prime, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Prius Prime and the Subaru Impreza in the front seats.

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 Subaru Impreza, 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
The Toyota Prius Prime is a little narrower than the Subaru Impreza, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Prius Prime, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Impreza.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius Prime has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Subaru Impreza. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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