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Selected Style 5-Door HB Base (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 48 45 $21,064 $22,875
5-Door HB Touring 48 45 $21,816 $23,770
5-Door HB Base 48 45 $20,210 $21,500
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
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Transmission

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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,210
$20,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$22,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$377 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior. The 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid excels in fuel economy and front-seat comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 48 mpg 40 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 48 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 90.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 176.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.2 8.7 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x 0.9 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 12.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - 18.3 13.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.8
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.0 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.2 6.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 272 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 6.5 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 82 @ 4200/295 @ 0 - 1200 89 @ 4500/123 @ 1000 - 2500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.3L/82
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 76 @ 5000/67 @ 1200 - 1540 93 @ 6000/110 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 48 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 45 45
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.51 - 1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.53 - 0.42
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Honda Civic Hybrid
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar NA
 
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