When you are shopping for a highly fuel-efficient new car, your best bet is a hybrid vehicle. After all, it is tough to match the fuel economy and range of a new hybrid like the Toyota Prius. Toyota's Prius is the most fuel-efficient and best-selling hybrid of all time, which should put it at the top of your list when comparing hybrid cars. Now in its fourth generation, the all- Prius adds more of everything you would expect from a Prius and a Toyota, like quality and reliability. The new Prius also has style that is unlike anything else out on the road. Drivers near Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Northridge can explore the all- Prius at Ventura Toyota today. You can find a new 2016 Toyota Prius in Ventura now, by shopping our online inventory here on our website. Then, plan a visit to our showroom for a test drive of the advanced new Prius; we are confident that you will be blown away by its fuel-sipping nature and high-tech features.
Toyota's Prius has faced stiffer competition in recent years, including Chevrolet's plug-in hybrid, the Volt. Let's see how the Toyota Prius measures up against the new Chevy Volt.
The all- Prius has come a long way from the first-generation Prius that debuted so long ago. The latest version features vastly improved driving dynamics, making the new Prius more enjoyable to drive whether out cruising the highway or cornering around the curves. The latest Prius sits lower than the outgoing model, giving it a sportier feel and more aggressive stance; you will likely forget that you are even driving an economical hybrid! With an impressive EPA-estimated 54 city, 50 highway, and 52 miles per gallon combined, the all-new Prius sips fuel like no other vehicle on the market today.*
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is a worthy competitor to the Prius in many ways. In the case that its electric battery is depleted, it turns into a conventional hybrid, achieving an EPA-estimated 42 miles per gallon combined. The Volt is certainly a fun-to-drive vehicle, but it lacks the fuel economy to rival the Prius when it is not in all-electric mode.
The Chevy Volt was also recently redesigned, and is now entering its second generation. Both of these hybrids feature a sporty liftback shape that is designed to be aerodynamic and versatile. The Prius, however, has a roomier interior that can comfortably seat five passengers. While the Volt can also accommodate a fifth passenger, its back seat is a bit cramped when compared to the more spacious Prius.
The 2016 Prius hybrid is offered in six trim levels, so no matter what you are after, there is surely a Prius that is right for you. Every 2016 Prius comes equipped with LED daytime running lights as well as LED taillights. The standard active grille shutters are designed to cut drag and improve fuel economy. Heated power folding door mirrors and a 4.3-inch dashboard display are convenient touches that make the 2016 Prius just as easy to drive daily as a non-hybrid vehicle.
The latest Chevrolet Volt hybrid comes in just two trim levels and comes standard with automatic climate control, a keyless ignition system, and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. Visit Ventura Toyota in Ventura, CA today to speak with a sales specialist about the advantages that the all-new Prius has over the Chevrolet Volt.
Toyota is big on safety, and it shows with the redesigned 2016 Prius. The all-new Prius comes standard with eight airbags, including knee airbags for front passengers. Buyers can opt for the Toyota Safety Sense package which provides automatic braking in the event of an emergency as well as a lane departure warning system. More advanced safety features can also be had, including a pedestrian detection system.
The Prius continues with its iconic wedge shape, but has been completely redesigned with a sportier character for 2016. The striking new taillights are garnering a lot of attention, as there is nothing else quite like them out on the road. Inside the cabin, the controls are intuitive and placed within the driver's reach, while there are soft touch materials throughout the cabin to ensure comfort. The Prius is certainly ready for a long road trip, thanks to its multitude of cupholders and storage spaces. The Prius gives off a spacious interior feel -- especially for such a fuel-efficient hybrid. The standard cushioned seats provide a comfortable ride for all Prius passengers, while the stylish wraparound dashboard and instrument cluster provide this impressive hybrid with a highly modern look and feel.
The new Chevrolet Volt's design can also be described as sporty and aggressive, thanks to its aerodynamic, low-slung profile. Its sleek look doesn't afford as much space inside the cabin, but it certainly helps minimize drag and improve fuel efficiency. The interior of the Volt is comprised of intuitive controls and clean lines, although not quite as futuristic as what you will find in the new Prius.
While both models offer savings thanks to their impressive fuel economy, the 2016 Prius should continue to be America's favorite hybrid, thanks to its superior fuel efficiency. If you think Toyota's 2016 Prius may be the car for you, then feel free to shop our complete inventory here on our website before your visit to our showroom. While browsing our website, you can also get pre-approved for a new car loan, shop our new car specials, and value your trade-in vehicle. Here at Ventura Toyota, we proudly serve not only our the Ventura community, but also our neighbors in the nearby cities of Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and Northridge. Stop by today and drive off in a shiny Prius tonight!
*2016 EPA-estimated 54 city/50 highway/52 combined mpg for Prius. Actual mileage will vary.View Inventory