Phatcat73 wrote:Why consider the Prius prime vs the volt?
Not sure about SageBrush but personally when I compared our older('07) Prius to the older Volt, there was hardly a comparison, the Prius won hands down. The Volt was VERY cramped, virtually no storage room and passenger compartment had that "cockpit" feel that either you love or hate, I hate having no room and "stuff" everywhere I turned. I also disliked how once the battery ran out the Volt would only be MPG in the low 40s(or upper 30s for older ones) compared to the Prius in the 50s.
To me the Volt has a specific use, first and foremost someone who can stand it's design/space and second someone who drives mostly within it's EV range or not much more. When it comes to long trips(300 miles +) you just can't beat a Prius, storage space is also quite nice, at least the older Prius's, I haven't seen the Prime yet in in person although from pictures it's quite ugly. I don't care how they made it only a 4 passenger, like the old Volt and truthfully I haven't sat in a newer Volt either. I'm planning on trying both at my local auto show this month, hopefully they'll have both along with the Bolt, which I also don't have a whole lot of hope for(tight hard seats) but I'll give it a sit I also hope they have a Hyundai Ioniq to sit in, lots of things to try if they only have them off the turntable and on the floor to check out.....Also hope they have a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV to sit in, I'll probably pass by the Mitsubishi area although they'll probably give me the same crap they did last year about the PHEV Outlander......we should know more shortly......more like any year