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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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New 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$18,900 to $28,450
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 25 - 28 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Veloster than in the Toyota Prius, due to the Hyundai Veloster's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Veloster, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Hyundai Veloster is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Prius. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Veloster and the Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Veloster transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Veloster has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Toyota Prius, making the Toyota Prius the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Veloster will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Prius.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Veloster than that of the Toyota Prius.