2013 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In

2013 Chevrolet VoltIf you want to see the future of the automobile, take a look at the 2013 Chevy Volt hybrid. It’s a revolutionary machine, combining all the best of modern automobile technology into a super-efficient, full-featured vehicle. It’s a plug-in hybrid, so unlike conventional hybrid vehicles, the Volt can draw power from charging stations at home, work, and wherever you go, meaning that you never use a drop of gasoline if you don’t deplete the Volt’s batteries. If you’ve been doing some research into the electric/hybrid vehicles on the market right now, you may have taken a look at the 2013 Prius Plug-In, a similar plug-in hybrid from Toyota. Here’s how the Volt and the Prius compare:

Standard Features

In many ways, the Volt and the Prius are very similar. Sure, the Prius lacks certain of the Volt’s great features, like remote keyless start and a handsfree communications system, but both cars offer more-or-less everything you’d expect to find in a midsize four-door hatchback.

Electric Range

The biggest thing that gives the Chevy Volt an unquestionable advantage over the Prius, however, is its electric range. The idea behind a plug-in Hybrid is that the average driver doesn’t go much further than 30 or 40 miles in everyday driving.  Since electricity is much less expensive than gasoline, most drivers will only have to stop at the gas station when they’re going out of town on a longer trip.

The Chevy Volt was designed around the idea that most drivers shouldn’t have to use any gasoline for their daily commute, thus saving them money on gas over the years (and helping to limit carbon emissions). That’s why the Volt was engineered to have an electric range of 25 to 50 miles, depending on driving style and road conditions. The Prius only offers 10-15 miles on the electric motor. That might be enough to get you to the grocery store and back, but you’ll most likely end up draining your gas tank on your daily commute.

The Chevy Volt also features a “Hold” mode, which allows you to get the best possible fuel efficiency when you’re on a trip that involved mixed highway and city driving. This is achieved by allowing you to conserve your electric power for when it’s most effective?in the city?and utilize the gas engine for optimal highway fuel-economy. Without any such capability, there is no way to optimize your Prius’ efficiency.

Test Drive the 2013 Volt at Biggers Chevrolet!

If you’re looking for the ultimate eco-machine, look no further than the 2013 Chevy Volt! And there’s no better place in the Schaumberg area to test drive a new Chevy than at Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin. To get to our dealership from Schaumburg, you simply head west on Schaumburg Road and make a right on East Chicago Street. You’ll find us at 1385 East Chicago Street.