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 all- 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 all- Prius at Toyota of Portland today. You can find a new 2016 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 Nissan's electric car, the Leaf. Let's see how the all- Toyota Prius stacks up against the new Nissan Leaf.
The Prius is well-known to be quite the bargain when shopping for a fuel-efficient car, and with its starting price of just $24,200, it should be high on the list of any driver considering a hybrid vehicle or small car. The electric Nissan Leaf starts are about $5,000 more, with a starting MSRP of $29,010. For that extra money, you get far shorter driving range and a more cramped cabin. Doesn't sound like such a bargain, does it? Also, keep in mind that any possible rebates or price differences that could favor the Leaf come at the cost of the decreased convenience of having to find a place to charge your vehicle just about every day that you drive it.
Offering up to 572 miles of driving range on one tank of gas, the highly efficient 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid can run circles around the Nissan Leaf. You see, the all-electric Nissan Leaf can travel just 84 to 107 miles on a full battery charge, and once the battery is drained, there's no more driving until you recharge. If you are only looking for a car that can be used for a short commute each day, then the Nissan Leaf may work for you, but for any other type of driving -- or even occasional other driving -- the Prius is the far smarter choice. The all- Prius offers impeccable fuel economy figures and a driving range that rivals just about any other vehicle on the market today. While the Leaf's all-electric powertrain is admirable for its zero emissions, its driving range is far too low for use a daily driver or as the only vehicle for the majority of drivers and families.
Toyota is known for safety, and it shows with the completely redesigned 2016 Prius hybrid. The all- Prius comes with eight standard airbags -- including knee airbags for both front passengers. Prius buyers can get the Toyota Safety Sense package, too, which provides features like automatic braking in the event of an emergency, and a lane departure warning system. Additional advanced safety features can also be had, too, like a pedestrian detection system. On the 2016 Nissan Leaf, you won't find knee airbags, or a suite of safety features that rivals the Toyota Safety Sense package.
The Prius has been completely redesigned for 2016, featuring a striking new exterior design, but that still keeps with the iconic Prius wedge shape. The vibrant new taillights are garnering a lot of attention out on the road, as they are unlike anything else driving around these days. Inside the cabin, the Prius has been redesigned, too, with intuitive controls, large screens, and soft-touch materials throughout the cabin. The 2016 Prius is ready for a long road trip, thanks to its multitude of storage spaces and cupholders. The Prius feels airy and spacious inside -- especially for a fuel-efficient hybrid.
The Nissan Leaf's design is futuristic as well, but the overall shape is more conventional hatchback, albeit a small hatchback. Given its small size to maximize electric range, there's not much room inside for additional passengers and cargo like what you will find inside the more spacious Prius.
While both models offer fuel savings thanks to their impressive fuel economy ratings, the 2016 Prius should continue to be America's most popular hybrid, thanks to its well-appointed cabin, ample driving range, and everyday drivability. While browsing our website for your new car, you can get pre-approved for a new car loan, see our current financing and lease offers, and value your trade-in vehicle. Here at Toyota of Portland, we proudly serve drivers and families near Portland, OR. Stop by today and drive off the lot in a shiny Prius tonight!