Although plug-in hybrid vehicles make up a very small portion of consumers’ choices for new cars, they’re important segments nonetheless. Green Car Reports recently took two prominent leaders in the segment and pitted them in a frugality shootout to see which makes more sense for you.
And it truly does come down to which makes more sense for you. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt eclipses the Toyota Prius Prime in overall electric driving range (53 miles versus 25 miles), but the Prius Prime returns better overall fuel economy, 54 mpg for the Prius and 42 mpg for the Volt.
Is your goal to use as little gasoline as possible? Or, is it to return the best miles per gallon rating among your peers. Therein lies the major difference between these two PHEVs.
Of course, there are other pillars for the decision personally. The Prius Prime certainly sits as a perplexing design and may not be for everyone. Chevrolet played it slightly more conservative this time around with a sleek shape and more conventional interior.
Have a look at the review video above to grab a closer look at both vehicles.