Compare 2017 Chevrolet Volt vs 2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Toyota Prius
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,891 $33,220
5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,067 $37,570
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
One 54 50 $22,067 $23,475
Two 54 50 $23,204 $24,685
Two Eco 58 53 $23,655 $25,165
Three 54 50 $24,888 $26,735
Three Touring 54 50 $26,173 $28,115
Four 54 50 $27,122 $29,135
Four Touring 54 50 $27,941 $30,015
Advanced N/A N/A $31,776 $33,100

2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Toyota Prius: Compare Cars

Going green has never been easier. Some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road are brand-new this year, and by our ratings, they're scoring better than ever in their lifetimes.

But when it comes down to purchasing one of the big green mainstays, which one's better for you—the new Toyota Prius, or the latest Chevrolet Volt?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,891
$22,067
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,220
$23,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$391 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevy Volt offers excellent fuel efficiency, and refined driving, improving on its predecessor in every way that counts. The 2017 Toyota Prius closes the gap between "driving a hybrid" and "driving a normal car," even though it still looks like nothing else on the road.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 54 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 50 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 53
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 43.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 93.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 10.2
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 11.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 33.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P195/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 3075
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
294 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
L3A NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 (2016) 54
Battery Range (mi)
53 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 52
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 (2016) 50
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Toyota Prius
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 3.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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