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2021 Toyota Prius
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback
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Overview

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 58 MPG
Hwy: 53 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
29.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
95 hp @ 5200 rpm
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
33.5 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65SR15
P215/60TR16
Rear Tire
P195/65SR15
P215/60TR16
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
56 MPG
29 MPG
City
58 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
53 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.2 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.3 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
655.4 miles
377 miles
Cruising Range Highway
598.9 miles
478.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
180 in
168.8 in
Height
57.9 in
58.6 in
Max Width
69.3 in
71.9 in
Front Width
60.2 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
60.6 in
61.1 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in
100.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
55.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
31.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.4 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
49 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
51.9 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,010 lbs
3,045 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
27.4 ft³
15.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
29.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Electric Storm Blue
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Sea Glass Pearl
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red
  • Wind Chill Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic, Build Out: 01/01/2019

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
Habanero Orange Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Moonstone, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Tixo Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles