Overall Look and Feel

The Civic Hybrid has a more angular, powerful look than the Toyota Prius. The Prius has a sleeker look with a classy touch.

The Prius has a very futuristic feel inside the car. When you're driving a Prius, you definitely feel like you're driving the car of the future.

The Hybrid on the other hand feels like a normal car on the inside, except for the dashboard. The dashboard will tell you exactly how much power to electricity you're using in an easy to use interface.

The Driving Experience

As a rule of thumb, the Toyota Prius has a very responsive system. The only common customer complaint is that the steering and the brakes are "too smooth." The smoothness almost takes the excitement out of driving - but not quite.

The Civic Hybrid on the other hand has quite an impressive ride quality. Its steering and braking are responsive and feel like silk. The only downside is that its 0 to 30 acceleration is quite sluggish.

Making Your Pick

The best way to make your pick is to test drive both the Civic Hybrid and the Toyota Prius.

Often time's making the pick is more of an emotional decision than a logical one. When you look at the technical specs, both cars are really quite similar.

Take a test drive and see which car calls to you. Which car's handling do you prefer? How about the interior interface? The exterior look?

Don't get pressured into making your decision. Always walk into the dealership with invoice in hand and make sure you don't pay too much over invoice. If you can, get a quote over the internet before going to the dealership.


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