2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Nissan Leaf
Nearly 2 decades ago, Toyota introduced the world to the future of the automotive market. Well, back then it was the future, now hybrid vehicles are everywhere, but the Toyota Prius was still the first, and might still be the most popular on the market as a whole. But now there is another alternative spreading across the market, all-electric vehicles. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but let’s take a look at how the Prius measures up to one of these vehicles in terms of other specifications, by comparing the 2016 Toyota Prius vs 2016 Nissan Leaf, which was just introduced in 2010.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Prius
Before diving into the table above, we thought we’d first look at the advantages and disadvantages of each powertrain type. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle, which blends a gasoline engine with the power of an electric motor. So one disadvantage would, of course, be that you’d still have to utilize fuel to get where you’re going. The Nissan Leaf on the other hand is an all-electric vehicle, which means it isn’t wasting any gas at all, but it does severely cut back the distance that you can travel. If you’re only using it to get to work and back, or perhaps to the grocery store and other short shopping trips, it’d excellent. But you’re certainly not driving to the next city in a Leaf.
Now moving past those differences, the Prius does have other advantages over the Nissan Leaf beyond travel distance. For instance, the Prius offers an extra cubic foot of space in its trunk for luggage or whatever you need to bring along, as well as nearly 2 extra cu. ft. of space in the cabin for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in. Furthermore, the vehicle weighs close to 200 lbs. less than the Nissan Leaf, making a bit more agile and easy to maneuver.
If these perks plus the advantages of being a hybrid sound like a smarter choice than the all-electric Nissan leaf, then make sure you schedule a test drive here on our website so that you can come see how it feels to sit behind the wheel for yourself. Otherwise, give us a call with any questions that you might have.