How does the Prius plug-in compare to the 2015 Toyota Prius?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Hybrid, Toyota Prius on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Fuel economy comparison between 2015 Toyota Prius and 2015 Toyota Prius plug in

2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid mpg and specs

America’s favorite hybrid just got a little more efficient with an available plug-in hybrid model! The Toyota Prius has always been a great vehicle, but now with the available plug-in model, the already iconic vehicle is even better than before.

When comparing the 2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid mpg and specs, both vehicles are a great choice, but it just depends on whether or not you think you will actually use the plug in model as just that, one that you plug in to charge. The 2015 Toyota Prius plug in gets up to 95 MPGe* in EV mode, but gets up to 50 city mpg** when fueled with gasoline.

So if you plan on driving it as an electric vehicle for most of the time, the Prius plug-in will definitely be the most efficient use of your money! The non-electric Prius gets up to 51 city mpg**. There is also about a $5,000 price difference between the two, making the Prius plug-in the more expensive option, but again, if you are planning on charging it and powering it through electricity, the savings could really add up and you’d make up the difference pretty quickly.

As far as specs go, the 2015 Toyota Prius and the 2015 Toyota Prius plug-in produce the same amount of horsepower and torque when comparably equipped. Both come with an automatic transmission, seating for five, power windows, locks and mirrors, steering wheel-mounted controls and automatic climate controls. They both also come standard with an auxiliary jack input, a Smart Key system, keyless entry, a backup camera, hill-start assistance, a tire pressure monitoring system and stability control.

What the 2015 Toyota Prius plug-in offers in its base model that the Prius does not are heated front seats, a navigation system, and satellite radio.

See for yourself which model you prefer today at Magnussen’s Toyota Palo Alto! We can get you into a test drive asap!

*2015 EPA-estimated combined miles per gasoline gallon equivalent. Estimate includes consumption of electricity and gasoline energy during EV Mode operation. Actual results will vary for many reasons, including driving conditions and how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**2015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

 

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