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2016 Toyota Prius c vs. 2016 Honda Civic Review

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Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius c than the Honda Civic. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, the Toyota Prius c may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

The Honda Civic requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Toyota Prius c, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Prius c will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda Civic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Prius c and the Honda Civic have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Toyota Prius c is much slimmer than the Honda Civic, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Prius c, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Civic.

The Toyota Prius c has much less torque than the Honda Civic, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Toyota Prius c has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius c is significantly less powerful than the Honda Civic. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Toyota Prius c and the Honda Civic. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Toyota Prius c will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic.

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

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2016 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*: $19,560 - $24,495
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2016 Honda

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MSRP*: $19,050 - $26,125
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.54%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 1.68%
City MPG: 53 26 - 31
Highway MPG: 46 38 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,582 - $22,802 $17,711 - $24,262

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