When you are shopping for an exceptionally fuel-efficient new car, your best bet is a hybrid vehicle. It is tough to top the fuel economy and range of a hybrid like the ever-popular Toyota Prius, for example. Toyota's Prius is not only more fuel-efficient than its competitors, but it is also the top-selling hybrid vehicle of all time! The Toyota Prius adds more of everything drivers expect from a Prius and a Toyota, such as a feature-rich cabin and a dependable powertrain, with styling like nothing else that is on the road. Drivers near Portland, OR can explore the Prius at Toyota of Portland today. You can find a new 2017 Toyota Prius in Portland now, by shopping our online inventory here on our website.
Toyota's Prius has faced some stiff competition in recent years, including from Honda's hybrid sedan, the Accord Hybrid. Let's see how the Toyota Prius stacks up against the new Honda Accord Hybrid.
When shopping for an exceptionally fuel-efficient new car at a low price, it truly is tough to beat a Toyota Prius hybrid. With a starting price around $25,000 for the base model, the new Prius feels like quite the bargain compared to many of its less fuel-efficient competition. Case in point is the roughly $5,000 premium you would have to pay to get into a 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan base model. That's right; for a less fuel-efficient hybrid, you will likely be paying thousands more. In fact, no matter what comparable trim levels you select -- whether a base trim or top of the line -- the 2017 Accord Hybrid is going to cost you more than the 2017 Prius.
While there are plenty of high-tech features provided on these two hybrid cars, you will find that there is a significant amount of standard amenities on the Prius that can't be found on the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid base model. For starters, the 2017 Prius gets standard features like a rear split-folding bench seat, rear window wiper, voice activated controls for Bluetooth and more, as well as a cargo area cover. Drivers of the 2017 Accord Hybrid won't get any of those features if they opt for the base model, and some of those amenities aren't even offered on higher trim levels of the Honda. Of course, there are plenty of Toyota-exclusive technologies that can't be had on the 2017 Accord Hybrid, too. Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive and some safety systems can only be found on a Toyota, but we'll get to the advanced safety features of the Prius next.
On top of fuel efficiency, Toyotas are also known for safety, and that designation should continue, thanks to the impressive safety features of the 2017 Prius hybrid. With eight standard airbags -- including knee airbags for front passengers -- the Prius can protect you and your passengers from all around the cabin. Prius buyers can get the Toyota Safety Sense package, too, which provides features like a lane departure warning system and automatic braking to help assist the driver when needed. Additional advanced safety features can also be had, too; there's even a pedestrian detection system! While the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has a fair amount of safety features and technology, it doesn't quite compare to the Prius. You see, safety features like active head restraints and front knee airbags are not provided on the base model Accord Hybrid, like they are on the Prius.
If you are looking for a new hybrid that features the modern and futuristic look of a hybrid, then 2017 Toyota Prius is the way to go. After all, the Prius is the hybrid that started it all -- including its aerodynamic, wedge shape! The redesigned Prius is the most striking design of any Toyota hybrid yet; its swooping lines and uniquely shaped headlights and taillights hint at the forward-thinking powertrain that lies beneath its sheet metal. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan, on the other hand, is nearly identical in look and feel to Honda's standard Accord sedan. The Accord's current design is certainly sleek and sophisticated, but if you want your car to stand out from the crowd, the Accord Hybrid won't do the trick. Of course, some drivers want the hybrid fuel economy without the more dramatic styling of a hybrid, so if you are in that camp, then you may like the Accord Hybrid's more subdued look. For a sleek, aerodynamic, and head-turning hybrid car, though, turn to the Toyota Prius!
Are you ready to test drive a new Prius and see what all the hype is all about? If you live near Portland, then make your way down to Toyota of Portland. For your convenience, you can shop for a new Prius here on our website, where you can also get pre-approved for a new car loan, see our current financing and lease offers, and value your trade-in vehicle. Shop our online inventory now or visit our showroom for a test drive!