Hybrid vehicles have become increasingly popular over the last ten years, and there are many to choose from. It can be difficult to determine exactly which one best fits your needs, so our team here at Serra Toyota has been putting together comparison pieces to show you how Toyota vehicles stand up against the competition. The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular, iconic hybrid vehicles on the market, and we’re going to compare it to the Kia Optima Hybrid to show you what each one has to offer.
We’re looking at both of the vehicle’s base models, so the 2015 Toyota Prius Two and the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Base. One of the most common reasons drivers choose a hybrid vehicle is because of the outstanding fuel economies. At first glance, you’ll notice the 2015 Prius is quite a bit more efficient than the 2015 Optima Hybrid. Another main difference is the body style - drivers who choose the Prius will have more space, and those who choose the Optima Hybrid will get all the perks of a sedan.
|2015 Toyota Prius Two||VS||2015 Kia Optima Hybrid Base|
|51 city/48 highway||MPG||36 city/40 highway|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder Hybrid||Engine||2.4-liter I-4|
When it comes to the expected standard features, both vehicles offer a lot of the same including cruise control, outside temperature gauge, heated exterior mirrors and illuminated vanity mirrors. Keyless entry and a smart key system are also standard on both models. When it comes to safety, both offer anti-theft protection and automatic headlights, but the 2015 Prius stands out with standard active head restraints and front knee airbags that are not available on the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid.
The main difference between the two vehicles is the size. The 2015 Toyota Prius offers more storage space overall with 21.6 cubic feet of cargo volume compared to the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid with 10.8 cubic feet. However, the Optima Hybrid does offer more interior volume with 102.2 cubic feet compared to the Prius with 93.7 cubic feet.
Those interested in learning more about the Toyota Prius are encouraged to contact our team for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this efficient hybrid vehicle can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.