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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Honda
Civic

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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$22,200 to $29,400
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$28,220 to $34,000
Invoice* $21,172 to $27,417 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 29 - 31 N/A
MPG - Hwy 35 - 40 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic.

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 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Honda Civic is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius Prime, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic and the Toyota Prius Prime.

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