2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid
Hybrid technology has come a long way since Toyota released its first concept outfitted with the technology in 1995. Two years later the original mass-produced hybrid vehicle was released, and it was called the Prius. Now in its fourth generation, the Prius is still considered by many to be the king of hybrid vehicles, but there are plenty of other midsize hybrid sedans being released that could potentially win that game of thrones. With that in mind, we decided to see how the Prius measures up to one of its rising competitors by comparing the 2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Prius
As you can tell by looking at the table above, the Kia Optima Hybrid is a respectable entry into the segment, but it still can’t hold a candle to the Prius. Starting from the top, the Optima Hybrid’s impressive city fuel efficiency is undercut by 2.1 l/100km, and its highway economy by 1.2 l/100km. In the long run, perhaps even in the short run, that’s going to add up to a ton of saving at the gas pump.
But fuel efficiency isn’t the only area that the Toyota Prius trumps its adversary the Kia Optima Hybrid. It also offers more than double the cargo capacity thanks to its much larger trunk, plus an extra 4.7 cubic feet of passenger volume for you and your friends or family to stretch out and get comfortable in. Having extra space is always a great bonus no matter what vehicle segment you’re looking at.
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