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2019 FIAT 500L vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$22,160 to $24,570
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $21,705 to $23,958 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 22 N/A
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Toyota Prius Prime. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500L.

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 FIAT 500L 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 Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius Prime.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the FIAT 500L, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius Prime.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L 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.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Toyota Prius Prime.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.