The 2017 Toyota Prius v vs the 2017 Chevrolet Volt

Comparison- Prius v (2)

2017 Toyota Pruis v

Comparison- Chevy Volt (1)

2017 Chevy Volt

The Toyota Prius has long been an innovator when it comes to fuel economy, and the new 2017 Toyota Prius v blends that innovation with an incredibly spacious cabin. This increase in space makes the Prius V ideally suited for the Grayslake and McHenry area, and this model has more than enough room for you and the whole family. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, and see how wonderful the Prius v is for yourself with a test drive at Garber Fox Lake Toyota.


The new Toyota Prius v exudes confidence with a MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, both of which grant it responsive handling. Built to maximize both efficiency and cargo space, the Prius v is slightly larger than its Prius cousins; however, its tight 109.4-inch wheelbase ensures it doesn’t sacrifice the slick turning radius of smaller Prius models. And with an 134 horsepower 16-valve DOHC hybrid engine with VVT-i, the Prius v emits respectable power while achieving 43 mpg city* and 39 mpg highway*.

This fuel efficiency matches the 43 mpg city offered by the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, though the Prius v does promise the greater overall driving range — over 600 miles, compared to the 420 of the Volt. The Volt features a shorter wheelbase of 106.1 inches, but it also lacks cargo and passenger space, and its semi-independent compound crank rear suspension can’t measure up to the responsive, nuanced handling of the Prius v.

Available Features

Although the Prius v clearly dominates in performance, that isn’t the only factor Fox Lake car buyers consider. So, let’s take a look at each car’s available features, starting with the Toyota Prius v.

  • SofTex-trimmed seats
  • heated seats
  • Eight-speaker JBL premium audio system
  • Integrated navigation
  • Integrated backup camera
  • Entune app suite

Now let’s take a look at the features the Volt comes ready with:

  • Cloth seats
  • heated front seats
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Available navigation
  • Available rear vision camera
  • Auxiliary input jack

The Winner

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt can’t match the comfort and convenience of the superior 2017 Toyota Prius v. Similarly, the Prius v achieves a greater overall range and more intuitive handling, in addition to providing drivers with more cargo space for passengers and gear. With the all around better experience, the 2017 Toyota Prius v secures its victory.

Learn More About the 2017 Toyota Prius v at Garber Fox Lake Toyota

If you’re a driver in the McHenry, Fox Lake, or Grayslake area, learn more about the 2017 Toyota Prius v and how it compares to the 2017 Chevrolet Volt today. Give us a call at 847-497-9094 to get started, or contact us online. We’ll see you soon at 75 U.S. 12 in Fox Lake, IL for a test drive!