2017 Toyota Prius Looks Down To Find Chevy Volt
Consumer Reports have launched their latest car reliability survey, which has included some of the popular green vehicles, including the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. The Prius is looking down on the Volt as it is among the top rated, while the Prius has been downgraded.
The Chevrolet Volt has suffered at the hands of Consumer Reports as it is no longer recommended, after being put on the list of the vehicles that have declining reliability. The Volt was EPA rated at 42mpg but they say they got 38mpg and the electric range turned out to be 50 instead of 53.
It was said that the first year of the redesign of the Chevrolet Volt was well below the average.
The Toyota Prius however fared better than the Volt as it made it onto the list among the 10 most reliable cars. This is the fourth generation of the Prius and it has been the best-seller among green vehicles. It is wider, longer and lower than the versions that came before it and this helps give handling that is responsive and a ride that is steadier.
Consumer Reports said that they got an average of 52mpg, which is an improvement over the 44mpg of the previous version, 52mpg was the EPA rating. There was a great deal of praise for the Toyota Prius but it did lose some points for the chintzy seating along with tougher egress and ingress thanks to it having the lower stance.