After two years in a Plug-in Prius, I got tired of compulsively managing its 11 miles of EV range and bought a new 2014 Volt.
Naturally, I've spend the following two weeks compulsively comparing the vehicles 1. My conclusions:
My detailed comparison table is in this link. I'll update it as people point out my errors (or at least the ones I agree are errors ).
- The Plug-in Prius is a far better vehicle.
- The Volt is a far better electric vehicle.
- The Volt is a neater toy.
Update a year later: Having driven the Volt for a year now, I can't believe I ever thought the Prius was better. It is roomier, has better fit and finish, and better visibility front and side. Other than that, the Volt has it beat every way. We still own both cars and I hate it when I have to drive the Prius.
1 And enjoying the heck out of my Volt!