Compare 2008 Toyota Prius vs 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

2008 Toyota Prius
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
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5-Door HB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Base 48 45 $20,210 $21,500
5-Door HB 48 45 $21,064 $22,875
5-Door HB Touring 48 45 $21,816 $23,770
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Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
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 w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
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 EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
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 EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
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
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
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
City
48 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
45 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 90.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 53.6
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing 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 - Hwy (MPG)
45 45
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 40
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -

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