When you are looking for an affordably priced car that sips fuel, it is hard to pass on the all- Toyota Prius. The Prius has been redesigned for 2016, from its advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive system to its curvaceous sheet metal and well-appointed cabin. Toyota of Portland would like to invite drivers near Portland, OR to come and test drive this stunning and advanced new hybrid. You can locate a new 2016 Toyota Prius in Portland that you would like to test drive by browsing our online inventory now.
If you are wondering how the all- Toyota Prius compares and differs from the competition, you have come to the right place. Let's take a look at the differences between the 2016 Prius and the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid:
Who would want to spend a fortune to drive a hybrid? After all, the costs savings of driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle would be wiped out by the higher price of the vehicle. Thankfully there is the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, which has a starting MSRP of around $25,000. Compare that to the Optima Hybrid, which has a starting price that is more than $1,000 over that of the Prius. Even at that higher starting price, there are many features that the Optima Hybrid lacks, which the Prius provides as standard equipment.
The value of a hybrid (or any car for that matter) comes down to much more than the price. Comparing the standard features is a great way to see which car offers more value for your money. With the 2016 Toyota Prius, drivers will get a whole host of standard features that aren't offered on the Kia Optima Hybrid. Some of these Prius standard features include a backup camera, rear split-folding bench seat, rear spoiler, rear window wiper, cargo area cover, and load restraints. That is quite the list of features that the 2016 Prius has and the 2016 Optima Hybrid does not! Another standard feature of the 2016 Prius that drivers will love is the voice activated controls, which come in handy when using the standard Bluetooth wireless technology. Some of these features provided as standard on the 2016 Prius are available on higher trim levels of the Kia, or as expensive add-ons, but why not get them all for that low base price of the Prius?
Toyota provides a plethora of safety features on its advanced Toyota Prius. For starters, there are the knee airbags for both driver and front passenger, which bring the total number of airbags in the Prius to eight. Active safety features like ABS, traction control, and brake assist, are also standard, as part of Toyota's Star Safety System. The high-tech Toyota Safety Sense package, can be added to the Prius for a small cost, and includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and more. In addition to Toyota-exclusive features like the Star Safety System and Toyota Safety Sense, active head restraints and front knee airbags are also missing from the Kia Optima Hybrid. For an affordable hybrid that is also supremely safe, get into the Toyota Prius!
If you are in the market for a hybrid vehicle, do you want it to look like a hybrid or like an ordinary mid-size sedan? Styling comes down to personal preference, but one thing is for sure, the design of the all- Toyota Prius is more striking than that of the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid. The redesigned Prius retains its iconic wedged hatchback shape, but with fresh new styling cues, like its striking taillight design and swooping lines. The 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid, on the other hand, is nearly identical to the standard gas-powered Optima. The Optima is certainly a sporty-looking sedan, so some may prefer that look to the very hybrid-esque design of the Prius. If you like your car to turn heads -- and provide a more usable cabin, thanks to its hatchback design, the 2016 Prius may be the hybrid for you.
When you are ready to get into the all- Toyota Prius hybrid for a test spin near Portland, head on down to Toyota of Portland. Or, you can start shopping for your very own 2016 Prius here on our website. While you shop our online inventory, why not also get pre-approved for a new car loan, see our current financing and lease offers, or value your trade-in vehicle? Finding a competitively priced Toyota Prius is easy when you shop at Toyota of Portland!