Compare 2014 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Toyota Prius C

2014 Volkswagen GTI
2014 Toyota Prius C
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4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
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5-Door HB One (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,091
$18,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,095
$19,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota Prius C is the cheapest member of the Prius family, by roughly $5,000, but its gas mileage is the same 50 mpg as most other Priuses.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 53 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 35
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.9 87.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 -
Length, Overall (in)
165.9 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.2 17.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 9.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 31.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3113 2500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 99 @ 4800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.5 L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 53
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 50
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 -
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Toyota Prius c
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 3.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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