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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota Prius
Four
MSRP
$29,685
Invoice
$27,634
Average Price Paid
$27,554
1,690 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Civic
EX
MSRP
$21,340
Invoice
$19,832
Average Price Paid
$19,644
3,632 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Toyota Prius
Four
Fair Price
$28,416
Good Price
$26,816
Great Price
$25,901
2018 Honda Civic
EX
Fair Price
$20,419
Good Price
$19,057
Great Price
$18,279

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota Prius
Four
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,235
8 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Civic
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,867
168 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Toyota Prius
Four
George Kennedy Preview:

Since its first generation in the late 1990s, the Toyota Prius has gone from a vehicular novelty to becoming ubiquitous on the open road. These hybrids have become an icon and the stan...

2018 Honda Civic
EX
Kyree Williams Preview:

The classic Honda Civic is easily one of the most important cars on the market, so when Honda released a downgraded version in 2012, the company disappointed buys as competitor models ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Toyota Prius
Four
writes:
Diff in trim from P3 to P4 primarily is the 11.6 inch screen in the P4, which is SO MUCH BETTER.
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota Prius Three worse.
"Best car on the market... what other car out there gives you comfort, safety, the latest technology, and all the bells and whistles of any luxury car out there, WITH 65-75 AVE. MPG AND A FLAWLESS RELIABILITY RECORD?"
writes:
Diff in trim from P3 to P4 primarily is the 11.6 inch screen in the P4, which is SO MUCH BETTER.
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota Prius Three worse.
"Best car on the market... what other car out there gives you comfort, safety, the latest technology, and all the bells and whistles of any luxury car out there, WITH 65-75 AVE. MPG AND A FLAWLESS RELIABILITY RECORD?"
2018 Honda Civic
EX
10
writes:
Feels like your body is connected to the car while driving. Excellent handling. Worth buying.
10
writes:
Great Car also
40
writes:
Good variant of the Civic. Nice design, decent power, and the best part is that Si is only available in manua...
Power Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"RWD delivery, 50/50 front rear weight distribution, and low mounted engine combined make the BRZ feel more responsive. "
Handling Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"See above. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The BRZ is designed as its own platform, with classic sports car styling (longish hood, beefy rear fenders, no-nonsense interior). The Si is nice, but because its shared with its lesser Civic stablemates, feels less special as a sports car than the BRZ. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The BRZ Limited offers leather + suede look seats, well bolstered. While the Sis seats are OK, no leather option did not sit well with me (pun intended). "
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"The Si has usable back seats; the BRZs are for packages or people you dislike only. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"Si comes in hatch variant with offers greater cargo options vs. BRZ."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD worse.
"Functional rear seats and great platform overall. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"I did buy the BRZ over the Si because it felt more special since it was designed as an affordable sports car, period. No shared platform with lesser models. Also, its reliability rating in Consumer Reports was superior to the Hondas. "

Specs

2018 Toyota Prius
Four
2018 Honda Civic
EX
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
54 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
50 MPG
40 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.3 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Hybrid
Gasoline
Power
--
158 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
--
138 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
10.8:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.17 in x 3.48 in
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 2 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 33.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 27.4 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 825 lbs 942 lbs
Exterior
Length 178.7 in 182.3 in
Width 69.3 in 70.8 in
Height 58.1 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2018 Toyota Prius
Four

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blue Crush Metallic
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Hypersonic Red
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Sea Glass Pearl
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • Protection Package
  • Advanced Technology Package
  • Premium Convenience Package
  • Prius Four/Four Touring Safety Plus Package
  • Wheels: 15" 10-Spoke Alloy
2018 Honda Civic
EX

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Night Pearl
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • White Orchid Pearl

Option Packages

  • Side Underbody Spoiler
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy

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