2011 Honda
CR-V
vs. 2011 Toyota
Prius Four

2011 Toyota Prius Four

9.8

starting from

$28,080

Reasons to buy the Toyota Prius Four

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Fantastic city fuel efficiency
51 mpg
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Is a hybrid
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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
48 mpg
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Fantastic range in the city
607 miles
2011 Honda CR-V

9.2

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
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"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Average number of gears
5
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Best suspension
Independent
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OK performance
18.8 lb/hp
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Average cargo space
72.9 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.8
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • Almost the same
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • The Prius Four has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Prius Four has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Performance 9.0 vs 10.0
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  • Almost the same, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • The CR-V 's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.8 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp
  • More than 30% more powerful, 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • Almost the same
  • The Prius Four has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • Gets around 2.5x more miles per gallon in the city, 51 mpg vs 21 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • The Prius Four has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Prius Four Winner: Prius Four
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  • A single tank lasts more than 30% longer, 571 miles vs 428 miles
  • Almost the same
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.8 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Toyota
Prius Four
2011 Toyota Prius Four
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Prius Four; the CR-V only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Prius Four
2011 Toyota Prius Four
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the CR-V
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The Prius Four is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Performance

Toyota
Prius Four
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 134 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 5 The CR-V has an OK number of gears, while the Prius Four has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 22.7 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp The CR-V has OK performance while the Prius Four gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 17.1 ft vs 37.8 ft The Prius Four turns on a dime, and the CR-V is comparable to most other vehicles

Entertainment System

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Prius Four
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CR-V
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The CR-V 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Prius Four does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Prius Four's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Toyota
Prius Four
2011 Toyota Prius Four
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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MSRP $28,080 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the Prius Four is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 51 mpg vs 21 mpg The Prius Four gets great city mileage, and the CR-V gets OK mileage
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Toyota
Prius Four
2011 Toyota Prius Four
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Prius Four has a good number of airbags, but the CR-V is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Toyota
Prius Four
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 571 miles vs 428 miles The Prius Four has great highway range, but the CR-V is very limited
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Cargo space 21.6 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 The CR-V has OK cargo room, while the Prius Four has very little
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front seats 51.7 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The CR-V has average-sized front seats, while the Prius Four is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Prius Four offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The CR-V has a good number of cupholders, but the Prius Four is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Toyota
Prius Four
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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0-60 mph 10.6 seconds vs 9.2 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs 123 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Prius Four is just OK
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1/4 mile 18.0 s @ 79 mph vs 16.9 s @ 82 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 112 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX CR-V vs Accord Crosstour EX
2011 Toyota Prius Three 2011 Honda Fit Sport Prius Three vs Fit Sport
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Toyota Corolla Prius Four vs Corolla
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Prius Four vs Camry Hybrid
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2012 Ford Fusion SE Prius Four vs Fusion SE
2011 Toyota Prius Four 2011 MINI Cooper Prius Four vs Cooper

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