Compare 2010 Honda Civic vs 2010 Toyota Prius

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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
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5-Door HB I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
Prius 5-Door HB II 51 48 $21,432 $22,800
Prius 5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,156 $23,800
Prius 5-Door HB IV 51 48 $24,762 $26,600
Prius 5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,129 $28,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,984
$20,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,255
$21,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$271 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is a very livable way to save fuel without shouting your green credentials to the world. The 2010 Toyota Prius ups the ante in the hybrid world with 51-mpg city fuel economy and a finer style.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 93.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front 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)
2652 3042
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 51
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 5 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Toyota Prius
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 10

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