2013 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2012 Toyota Prius

2013 Chevrolet VoltBiggers Chevrolet has the 2013 Chevrolet Volt at our Elgin dealership. This innovative vehicle can go up almost a month or 900 miles before filling up, depending on the how and where you drive. The option of running exclusively off electric power is a great way to save money on gas and produce zero emissions. Let’s see how the Chevy Volt compares to the famous Prius, and which exactly gives more bang for your buck.

How Chevy Bests the Competition

The Volt runs on a lithium-ion battery and a 1.4L gasoline powered range extender. This sophisticated motor generates a combined 149 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The 1.8L hybrid Prius engine generates 98 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque, giving a much less lively and spirited ride than the Volt. The Prius, using its regenerative braking technology can get up to 44 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, but Chevy’s new offering can get a staggering 101 mpg city and 93 mpg highway. The Volt achieves such great efficiency through running exclusively on electric power when possible; with a fully charged battery the Volt can run exclusively on electricity for an EPA-estimated 38 miles.

The Volt confirms that driving an efficient car doesn’t have to be a bare bones experience. Available are leather appointed seats and steering wheel a premium sound system, a navigational system, and the Chevy MyLink system. Both the Prius and the Volt come standard with Bluetooth® handsfree technology, satellite radio, MP3 playback, and auxiliary audio input jacks.

Both the Prius and the Volt do come standard with great safety features. Both have driver and passenger and side impact airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and stability control systems.

See the Chevy Difference for Yourself

Come drive the Chevy Volt today at Biggers, your Elgin and Barrington Chevrolet dealer. Our knowledgeable sales staff is available to run you through all of the Volt’s features and our finance team can help you work out a payment plan that’s best for you. The Volt is the perfect efficient car to save you money on your Chicagoland commute. To plan your test drive, contact Biggers Chevy today!