2019 Toyota Prius vs. Its Competition

2019 Toyota Prius
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Prius normally competes with fuel-efficient hybrids, although those powertrains are increasingly common among “regular” cars.

The Honda Insight offers a fuel-efficient powertrain in a Civic sedan body style, it’s worth a look.

Both the Niro and Ioniq are practical hatchbacks, and nearly equal (or beat) the Prius on efficiency.

The Corolla has a new hybrid option this year, we’ll report back once we’ve driven it.

The Volt is on its way out, discounts should be plentiful.

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Quick Specs
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The 2019 Toyota Prius adds an efficient all-wheel-drive version to appeal to more shoppers this year.
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The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a solid plug-in hybrid choice thanks to its long overall range and comfortable, high-quality feel.
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Forget the other Hondas to wear the Insight name, the 2019 Honda Insight is what “normal” will look like for small cars in the near future.
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The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid or plug-in hybrid that trades on its affordability rather than luxury.
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The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
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The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.
MSRP From     
$23,770$33,520$22,930$22,400$23,490$18,700
Gas Mileage     
52 MPG City / 50 MPG Hwy43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy51 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
L Eco (GS)5-Door HB LTLX CVTBlue HatchbackLX FWDL CVT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackSedanHatchbackSport UtilitySedan
Transmission     
CVT w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/OD
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