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Toyota Prius vs. Hyundai Sonata

When we compare the Toyota Prius to the Hyundai Sonata, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Hyundai Sonata has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius versus the Hyundai Sonata, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Toyota Prius versus Hyundai Sonata Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Prius ranges from $23,900 to $35,866 while a used Hyundai Sonata from the same model year range is priced between $17,996 to $27,495. For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $26,672 and $36,076, with the Hyundai Sonata priced between $26,407 and $36,694.

Toyota Prius versus Hyundai Sonata Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.1 out of 10 while the Hyundai Sonata's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 23 Best Hybrid Cars and the Hyundai Sonata being ranked 6 out of 8 Best Midsize Cars for the Money.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the Hyundai Sonata base engine makes 191 horsepower. The Prius is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 565 miles. The Sonata is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 548 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more trunk space. The Hyundai Sonata, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Prius and the Hyundai Sonata have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Hyundai Sonata has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Toyota Prius

2023 Hyundai Sonata

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,672 - $36,076

Used Asking Price:

$23,900 - $35,866

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,407 - $36,694

Used Asking Price:

$17,996 - $27,495

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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7 / 23

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 13
6 / 8
8 / 13
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11 / 13

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

L Eco, LE, XLE, Limited, Nightshade, LE AWD-e, XLE AWD-e, Nightshade AWD-e

Trim Levels

SEL, N Line, SE, Limited, SEL Plus

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.040 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

54 / 50 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

610 / 565 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 37 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 548 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

27.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

46.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

104.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3010 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

180 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3120 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

192.9 inches

Wheelbase:

111.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P205/65R16