2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Toyota Prius

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

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2017 Toyota Prius

There are a lot of options out there today for eco-conscious drivers, but only a few really stick out. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid hatchback is one of these models, offering lots of high-end features to go along with its stellar fuel economy and confident performance. Of course, the 2017 Toyota Prius hybrid is bound to be on many people’s lists as well, but after running through some important specs and features, it’s clear that the Chevy Volt comes out on top. Check out this comparison guide, and if you like the looks of the Volt then get inside of it at Tom Gill Chevy, your Cincinnati area Chevy dealership in Florence, KY.

Performance Specs

Whether you prize max fuel economy or max performance, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a better pick over the competition:

  • Chevy Volt: The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid, which means that for a period of time it can run on electric motor alone. This hatchback comes with two electric motors that are powered by a lithium-ion battery and generate 149 hp. There’s also a 1.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine and generator.
  • Toyota Prius: The Toyota Prius is a traditional hybrid car. It receives its power from a 1.8L four-cylinder engine and two electric motors, a powertrain that provides a total output of just 121 hp.

Fuel Economy

In addition to delivering a lot more power, the Chevy Volt is also much more fuel-efficient:

  • Chevy Volt: The EPA estimates that the Volt can run for 53 miles on electric power alone, which means you won’t use any gas at all for typical commutes and trips around town. After the electric-only power runs out, the engine is engaged and the car performs as a traditional gas/engine hybrid. The EPA estimates a total 106 MPGe fuel rating for the Volt.
  • Toyota Prius: Standard fuel economy on the Prius is 54 mpg city and 50 mpg highway, but with the Prius Two Eco package it is able to achieve an EPA-estimated 58 mpg city and 53 mpg highway. Those are strong numbers for a traditional hybrid, but they fail to meet the standards set by the Volt’s plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Standard Features

The 2017 Chevy Volt and the 2017 Toyota Prius both get standard Bluetooth phone and audio, automatic climate control, cruise control, and keyless entry and start. Yet only the Chevy Volt also gets a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio. Also, the Chevy Volt comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen while the Toyota Prius only gets standard 15-inch alloy wheels and a 6.1-inch touchscreen.

Go Green with Confidence in the 2017 Chevrolet Volt

For drivers who want to get behind the wheel of a hybrid hatchback that will get you where you’re going efficiently and with the utmost levels of style and comfort, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a sure bet. Find out everything that the newest version of the Volt has in store when you visit Tom Gill Chevrolet, serving drivers in Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Our team is here to serve you, and we’re glad to take your calls if you have questions.

*2016 Toyota Prius shown