2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt
When electric vehicles first appeared on the market, many scoffed at both their appearance and performance. But in the years since, with car manufacturers doubling their efforts to make them a viable option for the general public, the perception of electric vehicles has become more positive. Developing hybrid vehicles with an electric option has helped as well.
More options means more competition, which means better choices for consumers. So the question becomes, which of these vehicles is right for you? To help you get started, we decided to compare two of the industry’s plug-in hybrid leaders. By looking at the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, we hope to make your car-buying experience that much easier.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
We thought it prudent to start our comparison by looking at which vehicle has the best total driving range. Both vehicles can switch between electric and hybrid modes, but only one can travel further than the other with a full charge and full tank. In this case, with a total range of 956 kilometers, the 2017 Prius Prime comes out ahead of the Volt’s total range of 676 kilometers. That means you won’t have to worry as often about where the next pump or charging station is when taking long trips.
The Prime’s range is helped by its astounding 1.96 le/100km fuel efficiency in hybrid mode. The Chevy Volt’s fuel efficiency numbers are not yet available, but it will be hard-pressed to come out ahead of Toyota Prius Prime. The Prime also boasts a larger engine, meaning more power than the Volt.
The jury may still be out on this one as the full specs for the 2017 Chevrolet Volt are not yet available, but it sure seems like the 2017 Prius Prime has the advantage. With its definitive advantages in total driving range and engine size, and its hard-to-beat fuel efficiency numbers, the Prius Prime is going to be tough to top.