2017 Toyota Prius v vs. 2017 Chevy Volt

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2017 Toyota Prius
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2017 Chevy Volt

With its casual, comfortable, and economical ride, the 2017 Toyota Prius v is perfect for drivers in the Marina Del Rey, Culver City, and Beverly Hills area. It offers the same fantastic handling and performance that drivers have come to love and appreciate from the Toyota Prius, but its larger size makes it perfect for transporting the whole family. Plus, the 2017 Prius v comes equipped with the latest in technological features to make your drive safer and more comfortable.

Read how the 2017 Toyota Prius v compares to the 2017 Chevrolet Volt — a fierce competitor in its class — to see just how unbeatable it is, and then test drive one at Toyota of Santa Monica.

Comparing Performance Capabilities

Toyota Santa MonicaWith a 1.8L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i hybrid engine, the 2017 Toyota Prius v delivers a net horsepower of 134 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. That ensures drivers enjoy that same smooth ride they’ve come to associate with the Prius name. In other word, the Toyota Prius v exhibits tight turning, responsive and intuitive handling, and even and comfortable acceleration. Plus, the Prius v comes in a larger size than the standard Prius, so it offers drivers significantly more cargo space. And with a fuel economy of 43 mpg city* and 39 mpg highway*, the Prius v maintains its position as a class leader in fuel efficiency.

By comparison, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt’s 18.4 kWh 300 v lithium-ion battery offers a respectable 149 horsepower. Further, the 2017 Volt manages 43 mpg city and 42 miles per gallon highway, making it comparable to the 2017 Prius v. However, the Volt’s smaller cabin makes it less suitable for families in the Los Angeles region. And, with a meager battery range of 53 miles, the Chevy Volt requires much more maintenance than the Prius v.

Comparing Available Features

Performance isn’t everything, though. Your next car should have the modern conveniences, comfort, and entertainment capabilities LA drivers enjoy. See how each car’s features compare below:

2017 Prius v

  • 1-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Entune premium JBL audio
  • Integrated navigation
  • Entune app suite
  • Bluetooth handsfree connectivity
  • Integrated backup camera
  • ToyotaCare

2017 Volt

  • Eight-inch LCD screen
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Available NavTraffic
  • OnStar
  • Handsfree calling
  • Rear vision camera

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 Volt gives drivers a competitive and efficient ride, but it is unfortunately edged out by the 2017 Prius v. Offering more impressive handling, and significantly more cargo and passenger space, the Prius v delivers drivers the superior experience. And with more fun, safe, and comfortable features — including no-cost maintenance and roadside assistance — the Prius v is the perfect car for the whole family.

Learn More About the 2017 Prius v at Toyota Santa Monica Today

If you’re a driver in the Marina Del Rey, Culver City, or Beverly Hills area, the 2017 Toyota Prius v could be the ideal Toyota vehicle for you. To learn more or set up a test drive, call Toyota of Santa Monica at 424-238-0375 or fill out our online form. And when you’re ready to try out a new Prius v, visit our showroom at 801 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA for a test drive.

*2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.