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2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrid Comparison in Kansas City, MO

Which Hybrid is Right for You? 

Though all hybrids are a great combination of electric motor and fuel engine, they are not all created equally. At Adams Toyota, we’ve created a 2015 Toyota Prius comparison in Kansas City, MO, looking at the Prius Plug-in vs Chevy Volt. Though both cars will give you impeccable fuel efficiency, they won’t give you equal comforts and conveniences. Which hybrid will you choose to drive home?

When turning corners, both of these hybrids are bound to make an impression. The Chevy Volt makes a statement with its flowing lines and strong hood. However, the 2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid is built in the iconic Prius shape, with a curved silhouette and a finned trunk. It is a style that never gets old. The Prius also comes with a few exterior features that come in handy, such as optional front fog lights and a rear window wiper, which are features you won’t find on the Chevy Volt.

In terms of capability, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes with a 4-cylinder engine, which will give you the fun-to-drive performance you want, even when you drive a hybrid. The Volt only comes with a 3-cylinder engine. Another handy feature available on the Prius is Hill Start Assist. This system will actually hold the brake for a moment after you step on the gas when starting on an incline, eliminating the risk of rolling backward. You won’t find that kind of security on the Volt.

There are a few other safety features we found lacking on when we compared the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vs Chevy Volt. For example, the Prius comes with a standard backup camera1 for peace of mind as you reverse, which is only optional on the Volt. You will also find seat belt adjusters, for added comfort and security, as well as Active Head Rests on the Prius. Both of these features can help reduce injury in an accident, and neither of them can be found on the Chevy Volt.

Inside, the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes with seating for five passengers, with heated seats and a split-fold rear seat. The 2015 Chevy Volt only seats four passengers and doesn’t offer heated seats or the versatility of a folding rear bench. This lack of versatility means that, in the Chevy Volt, you will only get 10.6 cubic ft. of cargo space. The Prius offers up to 21.6 cubic ft. of space2.

As our 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid comparison in Kansas City, MO shows, not all hybrids are the same. Just because you are driving more efficiently, doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice comfort and convenience. Come in to Adams Toyota today to test drive the 2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. 


 

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1. The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

2. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 

 

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