Compare 2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Toyota Prius

2021 Toyota Corolla
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APEX SE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla APEX SE CVT 31 40 $23,211 $25,070
Corolla APEX SE Manual 29 36 $23,573 $25,460
Corolla APEX XSE CVT 31 38 $26,119 $28,210
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,760 $23,500
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,830 $19,925
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,866 $20,375
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,365 $23,075
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,718 $22,375
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,365 $23,075
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,523 $24,325
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,911 $25,825
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT N/A N/A $20,893 $22,565
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $20,059 $21,665
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $19,041 $20,565
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,790 $24,615
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,773 $23,515
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20th Anniversary Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 20th Anniversary Edition 54 50 $27,811 $29,875
Prius L Eco 58 53 $23,054 $24,525
Prius LE 54 50 $24,191 $25,735
Prius LE AWD-e 51 47 $25,507 $27,135
Prius Limited 54 50 $30,395 $32,650
Prius XLE 54 50 $26,602 $28,575
Prius XLE AWD-e 51 47 $27,533 $29,575
Prius Prime LE N/A N/A $27,090 $28,220
Prius Prime Limited N/A N/A $32,639 $34,000
Prius Prime XLE N/A N/A $28,800 $30,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,211
$27,811
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,070
$29,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet. The 2021 Toyota Prius appeals to shoppers looking for a no-frills commuter that excels at fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 54 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 50 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 93.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 180
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 27.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 11.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
AS NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
AS NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3110 3075
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 -
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6600 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4400 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 52
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 54
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic/CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.45 -
Trans Type
10 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Toyota Prius
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 3.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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