While the Toyota Prius Prime comes out ahead with a price tag that is cheaper, it offers the same output as the Chevrolet Volt and is more efficient in regards to MPGe and mileage, it seems that the Volt is the more popular vehicle. So let’s take a look at the specs and find out why the Volt comes out ahead despite the figures suggesting otherwise.
The Toyota Prius Prime offers a driving range of 25 miles on electric and it has a speed of 84 miles an hour. The battery pack is eco-friendly at 8.8kWh and when you have used the battery the 1.8 litre gas engine kicks into play and offers around 640 EPA and you get 121 horses.
The Chevrolet Volt offers an 18.4kWh battery, which is twice that of the Prime and this means you get about 53 miles electric range from it. The gas engine is 1.5 litres and the total system output is 149 horses and 294 torque.
The Toyota Prius Prime offers 133MPGe on electric but for the gas engine you get about 54 miles to the gallon. The Chevrolet Volt offers 106MPGe and 42 miles per gallon.
The Chevrolet Volt comes in with a price tag of $35,000, while the Toyota Prius Prime has a price tag of $28,000.
Despite the numbers being in the favour of the Toyota Prius Prime 56% of people chose to go with the Chevrolet Volt. But do you agree and if so what is it about the Volt that you prefer?