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Should I buy a Toyota Prius or Honda Civic Hybrid? Ask cars com

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Should I buy a Toyota Prius or Civic Hybrid?

I am debating the 2008 Toyota Prius and the Honda Civic Hybrid. Any or advice?

Ruth . Myrtle S.C.

Both of these are hybrids and fair representatives in the Honda versus Toyota The Prius and Civic Hybrid are in some regards (price and size) but possess characteristics will appeal to different and uses.

If you simply want to get the most fuel-efficient hybrid then the Prius is your Toyota’s dedicated Prius has the potential to get gas mileage numbers in driving that the Civic can’t match, given the conditions. The Prius is a quirky though, with a unique and — may say — “futuristic” interior and exterior

On the other hand, based on a Civic, the Honda hybrid has the advantage, with only styling differences compared to a Civic. Plus, it has the same and dashboard controls for easy

As some of the Cars.com review points out below, the Prius has an in terms of cargo versatility it was designed to incorporate the hybrid from the get-go. The Civic some points for its lack of a rear seat, which was because room was needed for the battery pack.

You may have of federal tax credits and rebates to hybrid owners, and the tax credit now applies to one of these cars. The are based on sales numbers, and reached its limit last On the Civic Hybrid, however, is still a $1,050 credit if you one in 2008.

In January 2009, there be no more tax credits offered on the Hybrid because Honda have reached its quota.

Honda Civic Hybrid (3rd gen)

Joe Cars.com senior editor

I two main things distinguish one the other: The Prius is more and accommodating for cargo. It was conceived scratch as a hybrid, so components the battery pack are optimally providing a usable cargo plus fold-down rear Conversely, the Civic Hybrid folding seats, leaving you a trunk only.

I do think the Civic is a better car though — more refined and

If you’re looking for maximum space and efficiency, the Prius is the way to go in my The larger cabin of the Prius backseat passengers, and its cargo is bigger, too. I also the Prius’ overall driving more agreeable than the

The Toyota has comfortable front and a capable hybrid powertrain, and it offers better brake-pedal than the Civic.


The Prius have some minor issues. The hatchback’s A-pillars are far forward, and they can get in the way when for traffic at an intersection. The split-glass of the liftgate can also block view of cars behind

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