Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius Plug-in

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A new Toyota Prius Plug-in owner and former Chevy Volt owner has been putting together a list of the pluses and minuses of each. It’s quite a detailed list, and he’s been updating it a bit based on feedback from Chevy Volt owners and perhaps other members from the GM-Volt.com forum. Of course, much of the comparison is very subjective, but there are also plenty of objective differences, and the whole thing looks worth a read if you considering a Chevy Volt vs a Toyota Prius Plug-in (or some other plug-in hybrid electric vehicle / extended-range electric vehicle).

Here’s the original post on the GM-Volt.com forum:

Volt vs. Prius – A Volt Newbie’s Take

After two years in a Plug-in Prius, I got tired of compulsively managing its 11 miles of EV range and bought a new 2014 Volt.

Naturally, I’ve spend the following two weeks compulsively comparing the vehicles 1. My conclusions:

  • The Plug-in Prius is a far better vehicle.
  • The Volt is a far better electric vehicle.
  • The Volt is a neater toy.

My detailed comparison table is in this link. I’ll update it as people point out my errors (or at least the ones I agree are errors  ).

Be gentle. 

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1 And enjoying the heck out of my Volt!


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