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Toyota Prius
2020 Toyota Prius
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$24,325
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.8
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Toyota Prius Prime
2020 Toyota Prius Prime
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$27,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.5
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Volkswagen Golf
2020 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
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9.0
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Overview

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 58 MPG
Hwy: 53 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
1.8-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
121 hp @ 5200 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
105 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
33.5 ft
33.4 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
15" x 6.5"
15" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6.5"
15" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65SR15
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P195/65SR15
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
56 MPG
54 MPG
32 MPG
City
58 MPG
N/A
29 MPG
Highway
53 MPG
N/A
37 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.1 Tons/yr
N/A
5.5 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.3 gallons
11.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
655.4 miles
N/A
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
598.9 miles
N/A
488.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
180 in
182.9 in
167.6 in
Height
57.9 in
57.9 in
58.2 in
Max Width
69.3 in
69.3 in
70.8 in
Front Width
60.2 in
60.2 in
61 in
Rear Width
60.6 in
60.6 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
106.3 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.1 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
43.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
39.4 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
54.2 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
53.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
33.4 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.4 in
37.2 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
53 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.9 in
51.6 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,010 lbs
3,365 lbs
2,963 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
27.4 ft³
19.8 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
N/A
53.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Electric Storm Blue
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Sea Glass Pearl
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blue Magnetism
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red
  • Titanium Glow
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic, Build Out: 03/09/20

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Moonstone, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Moonstone, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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