2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Bolt
Car manufacturers try to one-up each other every model year by creating what they hope is the next big thing. An increased focus on fuel efficiency, hybrids and electric vehicles has been the recent trend stemming from that competition. But with so many options now out there, it can be hard to tell which vehicle is right for you.
It all comes down to what is the right fit for you – which vehicle has the features that meet your needs. Do you just have errands to run around town without the need for a high driving range? Then maybe an all-electric vehicle is right for you. Does your lifestyle require the ability to travel greater distances without having to worry about running out of juice, but you still want to be environmentally-conscious? Then you’d probably prefer a hybrid plug-in. To help you get started on your quest for a new car, we’re taking a look at the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. The former is a hybrid plug-in, the latter all-electric. So which works best for you?
More Options & Range with the Prius Prime
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt being all-electric means you’re going to have less range and power than with the Toyota Prius Prime. It also means you’ll be spending less at the pump. But that’s only because you’ll never be going to the pump. And with fuel efficiency like the Prime’s astonishing 1.96 le/100km, you won’t be stopping at the pump very often no matter how much you use hybrid mode.
Having the option to switch between hybrid mode and EV mode means you’ll be on the road in the 2017 Prius Prime much longer than in the Chevy Bolt. While the Bolt boasts a respectable 320km driving range when fully charged, the Prius Prime has a total driving range of 965km with a full tank and full electric charge.
When it’s all said and done, purchasing a new vehicle comes down to personal preference. If you prefer to stay on the road longer while still being environmentally-conscious and spending very little at the pump, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is the right choice for you.