A true automotive icon, the 2018 Toyota Prius hybrid provides drivers with a bold design, ultra-efficient fuel-economy ratings and a wealth of innovative features that will cater to drivers on the go. Drivers who are drawn to fuel-efficient hybrids will love what the Toyota Prius brings to the table in this 2018 Toyota Prius vs 2018 Chevy Malibu Hybrid comparison.
If ultra-efficient fuel-economy ratings are at the top of your automotive wish list, the 2018 Toyota Prius will fit the bill in seven fuel-efficient trim levels – Prius One, Prius Two, Prius Two Eco, Prius Three, Prius Three Touring, Prius Four and Prius Four Touring. A spacious cabin makes room for five passengers and provides 93.1 cubic feet of passenger space. Armed with an iconic hatchback design, the Toyota Prius adds 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space to its resumé - numbers that the Chevy Malibu Hybrid cannot match.
2018 Toyota Prius
2018 Chevy Malibu Hybrid
|121-Horsepower 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Hybrid||Engine||182-Horsepower 1.8-Liter 4-Cylinder Hybrid|
|54 MPG City/50 MPG Hwy||Fuel Economy||49 MPG City/43 MPG Hwy|
|24.6 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||11.6 Cubic Feet|
Price and affordability are key components of any car-buying decision and make the Toyota Prius a budget-friendly favorite in this 2018 Toyota Prius vs 2018 Chevy Malibu Hybrid comparison. With a price tag that starts at just $23,475 and a more efficient hybrid powertrain, the Toyota Prius will not break the bank at the dealership or the fuel pump.
Highlights of the Toyota Prius One spec sheet will include standard bi-LED headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, a 6.1-inch Toyota Entune™ touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display, Toyota Smart Key technology, a rearview camera and Toyota Safety Sense™ systems. Available upgrades to the Toyota Prius feature list will include a Qi wireless charging system, heated Toyota SofTex® front seats, a JBL® premium sound system and a power sunroof.
Under the hood, the Toyota Prius employs a state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain that pairs a 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gas engine with dual high-torque electric motors to manufacture 121 horsepower. Married to an Electric Continuously Variable Transmission, standard Toyota Prius trim levels will earn 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway with EV, ECO and POWER Modes. Armed with a more aerodynamic design and lightweight components that will upgrade fuel economy, the Toyota Prius Two Eco will achieve 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway.
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