Are you in the market for an exceptionally fuel-efficient new car? If so, then your best bet is a hybrid vehicle like the ever-popular Toyota Prius. In fact, if you are shopping for a hybrid, then you owe it to yourself to test drive the latest version of the top-selling hybrid of all time. The Toyota Prius has arrived at Toyota of Portland; we invite drivers near Portland, OR to come and test drive this stunning and advanced new hybrid. You can find a new 2017 Toyota Prius in Portland that you would like to test drive by shopping our online inventory here on our website.
How does the latest Prius compare to its recent competition, you ask? Well, let's see how the 2017 Toyota Prius stacks up against the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid:
If you are looking for great value in your next car, whether it be a hybrid or not, it is important to compare more than just the starting price or as-tested price of the vehicles you are considering. Standard features -- together with the price tag -- can give you a good sense of how good of a value the Prius is compared to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. A few of the standard amenities on the 2017 Prius that you won't find on the 2017 Sonata Hybrid base model include active head restraints, Hill Start Assist Control, a cargo area cover, one-touch passenger power window, a rear split-folding bench seat, rear window wiper, and voice activated controls. The voice activated control system in the 2017 Prius comes in handy when using the standard Bluetooth wireless technology or when you don't want to fumble through menus. Voice activation allows you to keep your eyes on the road, where they are supposed to be. While many of these features are available on the Hyundai at higher trim levels or as expensive options, there is no substitute for getting all of these great features as standard, like on the 2017 Toyota Prius.
No one wants to spend a fortune to drive a hybrid; after all, if you end up spending thousands more for hybrid technology and that improved fuel economy, it will take a long time before you can ever recoup the added costs through your less-frequent trips to the gas station. Luckily for car shoppers interested in the Prius, they can get into one of these iconic hybrids for an MSRP of around $25,000. Compare that to the Sonata, which has a starting price that is about $1,000 more than the Prius. Even before you upgrade the Sonata Hybrid to include all of the standard features provided on the Prius, you are still going to pay more for the base model Hyundai.
The Prius hybrid, like other new Toyotas, comes standard with a long list of safety feature to keep your precious cargo safe while out on the road. Including the knee airbags for both driver and front passenger, the 2017 Prius comes with eight airbags. Toyota's Star Safety System, which includes active safety features like ABS, traction control, and brake assist, is also standard on the new Prius hybrid. Prius buyers can add the Toyota Safety Sense package, too, which adds automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and more -- for a low additional cost. In addition to Toyota-exclusive features like the Toyota Safety Sense and Star Safety System, active head restraints and front knee airbags are also missing from the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. For a supremely safe hybrid at an affordable price, choose the new Toyota Prius!
If you are searching for a hybrid car that has that sleek and aerodynamic look that hybrids are known for, then the 2017 Toyota Prius is a great choice for you. The futuristic, streamlined look of hybrids was started by the original Prius, so it is no wonder that other hybrids are now chasing the latest Prius when it comes to design! The upgraded Prius is the most striking outline of any Toyota hybrid yet; its swooping lines and exceptionally molded headlights and taillights clue at the ground-breaking hybrid powertrain that lies underneath its sheet metal. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vehicle, then again, is about indistinguishable in look and feel to Hyundai's standard Sonata car. The Sonata's present design is smooth and refined but doesn't hint at all that it is a hybrid vehicle. While some drivers want a hybrid with the look of a traditional sedan, the Prius offers a more aerodynamic and useful cabin, thanks to its wedged hatchback shape. For a smooth, streamlined, and head-turning hybrid auto, get into the Toyota Prius!
When you are ready to give the Toyota Prius hybrid a whirl near Portland, head on down to Toyota of Portland for a test drive. If you are ready to shop for a new Prius that you can call you own, start here on our website, where you can browse our online inventory, get pre-approved for a new car loan, see our current financing and lease offers, and value your trade-in vehicle.