2014 Toyota Prius vs 2014 Chevy Volt South Brunswick

Car comparisons help you to see an overall view of the vehicles you would like to own and know their specifications before you find your vehicle. For instance, take the Toyota Prius versus  the Chevy Volt. The Volt is a well-equipped 4-seater that uses electricity for its first 38 miles and then switches back to gas after a full charge. This helps to extend its mileage since no energy is burned during this initial drive. After depletion of the battery, a 1.4 liter engine starts operation. The styling of the Chevy Volt is not so iconic and it lacks the funky styles of most electric cars. However, it has great aerodynamics. The rounded hatchback design that has been a common sight is missing in this trim line. The Toyota Prius versus Chevy Volt review helps us understand that the Toyota is the most popular hybrid on sale. Its fuel efficiency rating is currently at 50 mpg.

                                      2014 Toyota Prius Toyota Prius

                                                   2014 Chevy Volt Chevy Volt

The Prius is the name of the entire family--four vehicles. Three of these vehicles have been rated by the EPA at 50 mpg, adding to the list of Toyota incentives. The fuel economy of the Prius makes it a favorite choice, especially if you have many short drives and are in the habit of recharging between trips. The Prius can go up to 6 miles continuously on electric range; the lowest of pug-in cars in the current market.

Specs of the Toyota Prius

The Prius was first launched in 1997 as a four-door sedan. Ever since then, it has remained as the icon for hybrid vehicles. The second generation of the Prius, which was released in 2009, has a unique five-door hatchback body, offers a supreme volume of interior space and there is also ample cargo space due to the wide-opening hatch.

The third generation has taken many cues from its previous generations, although it now has a larger and stiffer body structure. What's more, there is improved battery management.


A 1.8 liter engine has replaced the old 1.6 liter engine that was found in earlier models of the Prius. Comparing the performance of the Toyota Prius versus Chevy Volt, it is evident that the Prius has better acceleration due to its 4-cylinder engine. It also has better fuel efficiency; it has reached the 50 mpg rating, which is rare in most electric cars. Commuting drivers report more confidence while driving and there is also a relaxed feeling in highway cruising.

Some of the standard safety and standard features that can be found on the Toyota Prius include:

  • Rear view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • A lane departure warning system; this promptly warns the driver if lane changing has occurred when it is unsafe to do so.
  • Safety Connects System- This feature enables an automatic alert in the event of a crash
  • Intelligent parking system-You can easily park your car with the help of the cameras.

Although the Prius body has seen major redesign from previous versions, the driver's seat legroom is somewhat cramped. The Prius V version station wagon has a 42 mpg combined fuel rating. Although it has the same power train as the other Toyota Prius, it is 300 pounds heavier and therefore can be a bit sluggish up hills. Other features include a splitting rear seat and a sliding row of seats. In order to address the issue of cramped legroom, the newer version has 34 cubic feet of cargo space, located behind the rear seat.

Stop by Dayton Toyota in South Brunswick today and take a Prius for a test drive! The friendly staff at Dayton Toyota will be happy to assist you in your car buying process. 


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Directions South Brunswick, NJ 08810

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