So you’re ready to go green – which hybrid is going to be the best fit? It can be hard to decide, we know. There are a ton of hybrid options on the market right now and just choosing one is a daunting process. Why not go with the one that started it all? The Orlando Toyota Prius is THE original hybrid – it hit the markets in Japan back in the late 90’s and made its way stateside in 2000. Since then, it’s skyrocketed to a best-seller position on a global basis and we don’t see its popularity dwindling anytime soon!
Get more performance out of a new Toyota hybrid in Orlando
OK, we know, we know. The new Toyota Prius in Orlando isn’t the only hybrid car out there and as a responsible consumer, you want to do all the research you can before you sign the dotted line. We get it! That’s why we’ve taken the time to compare this incredible car to one of its biggest competitors – the Honda Insight. Both of these cars are go-green solutions, but which is a better solution for you? The new Toyota Prius in Orlando has some clear advantages, and we’re bringing them to light!
- One of the main reasons people choose to go green in a hybrid is because of the incredible fuel efficiency. The Toyota Prius trumps the Honda Insight in this category, offering 51/48 mpg, while the Honda hybrid falls short with just 41/44 mpg. This is because while this new Toyota hybrid is a parallel hybrid, the Honda Insight is a mild hybrid that relies more heavily on the gasoline engine for power.
- If putting the pedal to the metal is part of your daily drivetime, you’ll also like the fact that the 2014 Toyota Prius in Orlando offers 134 horsepower, as compared to the Honda Insight’s 98 horsepower. This new Toyota hybrid also has a longer wheelbase, which translates to a comfier ride.
The 2014 Toyota Prius offers more safety and comfort
- You’ll also get more safety when it comes to this new Toyota hybrid. It offers the Toyota Star Safety System, for starters, as well as an edge in safety features. For example, the Honda Insight uses dated drum brakes in the rear, while the Orlando Toyota Prius uses disc brakes all around for more braking efficiency.
- Looking for something spacious enough to get you and your crew around town? You’ll find a whole lot more of it in the Toyota option – it’s classified as a mid-size car due to its roomy interior, while the Honda Insight is classified as a compact car. Additionally, this new Toyota hybrid offers more cargo and rear passenger space all around!
Take it for a spin and see for yourself! Toyota of Orlando is open seven days a week, and we’re just off I-4 at 3575 Vineland Road. You can come in, take a test drive, and get all the info you need to make the most of your go-green drivetime this year. Visit us today!
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