2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Ford Fusion Energi
One of the most exciting unveilings of the year was without a doubt the announcement of the upcoming 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. We had no idea Toyota was working on a new plug-in hybrid version of its iconic Prius, so it was quite the surprise, and it delivered in every sense. An outstanding exterior aesthetic, astounding suite of technology and features, and of course an incredible hybrid powertrain all make the Prius Prime a marvel that we cannot wait to get our hands on. We thought we’d see how it measures up to a more established plug-in hybrid, by comparing the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Ford Fusion Energi.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
When looking at electric vehicles, whether all-electric or just, like these, partially electric, the most important specifications begin to shift. Power isn’t quite as important anymore, though efficiency is just as huge – if not more so. The table above analyzes these important aspects, so we thought we’d dive right in from the top.
When driving an electric vehicle, the further its total driving range the better. This can be a make or break specification, and in terms of this comparison the Prius Prime definitely breaks the Fusion Energi, by delivering an extra 80 kilometres of total driving range. But even more important is the all-electric driving range, in which the Prius Prime delivers an extra 14 kilometres. That might not seem like much, but it might get you to your appointment across town and back with ease, saving you gas and money.
Fuel efficiency is a bit hazy when it comes to electric vehicles, so instead we look at the equivalent – though, admittedly, we’re not sure how they come up with it. The EPA’s estimated Le/100km combined efficiencies for each vehicle are 1.96 and 2.4 respectively, giving the Prius Prime another pretty big leg up. And to top things off, the Prius Prime offers an astonishing 11.6” HD display audio screen, 3.6” bigger than the Fusion Energi.
If you think the upcoming 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is the right vehicle for you, and don’t mind waiting until it arrives, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.