continue to pick up momentum within the marketplace as consumers become ever more conscious of the environment and the savings eco-friendly hybrid cars offer. This is driving demand for these fantastic automobiles and in 2017 the two leading contenders are the Chevy Volt and the Toyota Prius Prime
Volt or Prius?
Hopefully, the following details on both the Chevrolet Volt
and Toyota Prius will help you to make an informed decision on your next hybrid car purchase.
The Chevy Volt
The Chevy Volt can deliver fully electric power for a range of up to 53 miles
before the hybrid gas/electric engine kicks in. On a full charge and with a full tank of gas, the Volt offers an impressive range of 420 miles.
The car’s 1.5-liter engine is 100 pounds lighter than previous models and delivers 101 horsepower. When the vehicle is used in gas/electric mode, the engine delivers 149 horsepower which makes it a breeze to cruise on down the road.
The Volt features
side-curtain airbags, backup cameras, traction control, and much more, including forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane assist, and blind spot monitoring systems. These systems can help prevent a crash long before it might occur.
The Chevy Volt comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain coverage. The battery and electrical components also come with an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. This gives motorists considerable protection against anything malfunctioning in the vehicle.
Drivers and designers are taking note of the many features the vehicle has to offer. In fact, it is quite an honor that the Chevy Volt was named 2016’s Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal.
Toyota Prius Prime
The Prius was one of the first mass-produced hybrid vehicles. The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that has incorporated lessons from the past into its design. Among these is the body design which was restyled in 2016 to be a bit sleeker.
The vehicle has a hybrid 4-cylinder engine that delivers 54 mpg in the city, and 50 mpg on the highway. However, on battery-only power, the Prius has a limited range of just 25 miles – less than half
of that of the Volt.
The Prius Prime includes features such as side-curtain airbags, backup cameras, and traction control standard. It will also keep you comfortable and entertained with heated front/rear seats, an infotainment system, and plenty of interior room.
Like the Volt, the Toyota Prius comes with a 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty, and 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain coverage.
Where to Buy a New Chevrolet Volt in Phoenix
We invite you to contact your Phoenix Chevrolet dealer
to learn more about the 2017 Volt and the many options that are available. We will be happy to schedule a test drive and give you an opportunity to discover how well the vehicle handles itself in real-world driving conditions.