2020 Toyota Prius vs. Its Competition

2020 Toyota Prius
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Hyundai Ioniq feels almost like a Toyota Prius clone, albeit one with a low price tag and better driving dynamics.

It’s not as spacious, though, and its tech features aren’t as swanky.

The Kia Niro has crossover-like looks that may appeal to many buyers, and its fuel economy ratings almost match the Toyota.

The Honda Insight has sedan-like looks and a comfortable interior, though its engine can drone.

Toyota’s showrooms may offer the most compelling reasons not to buy a Prius, however.

The new Corolla Hybrid is a miserly choice that nearly matches the Prius, while the RAV4 Hybrid is remarkably thrifty given its extra utility and performance.

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Quick Specs
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The 2020 Toyota Prius is a good choice for commuters made even better with more smartphone connectivity this year.
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The 2020 Honda Insight is a fuel-efficient compact sedan that has a secret: it’s among the safest cars on the road.
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It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
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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.
MSRP From     
$27,600N/A$19,500N/A$22,400$23,490
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4N/AGas/Electric I-4Gas/Electric I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsN/ACompact CarsN/ALarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
LE (GS)N/AL CVT (GS)N/ABlue HatchbackLX FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackN/ASedanN/AHatchbackSport Utility
Transmission     
CVT w/ODN/ACVT w/ODN/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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