2017 Toyota Prius v vs 2017 Nissan Leaf
The Toyota Prius revolutionized the automotive world with its eco-friendly hybrid design and exceptional fuel economy, and with the Prius v, you get many of the benefits of the Prius, but with its more spacious interior and versatility, it's a great option for families on the go. The Nissan Leaf offers another alternative for eco-minded consumers with its all-electric powertrain. Let's see how the two vehicles measure up in this 2017 Toyota Prius v vs 2017 Nissan Leaf comparison.
A major advantage of the Prius v over the Leaf is its spacious and comfortable interior. The raised seating position is more like that of a crossover, so everyone has a good view outward. The available SofTex seat material offers premium comfort yet resists spills and is easy to clean. The Prius v also excels as a hauler of things, offering 34.3 cu-ft of cargo space behind the 60/40 split folding rear seats — that’s more cargo space than most small SUVs. Fold the rear seats back, and you'll get an even more spacious 67.3 cu-ft. In comparison, the Leaf only offers a maximum cargo capacity of 30.0 cu-ft. Additional storage spaces abound throughout the Prius v, including dual glove boxes. Toyota even designed a special compartment under the rear seats to store umbrellas.
|2017 Toyota Prius v||VS||2017 Nissan Leaf|
|67.3 cu-ft||Max. Cargo Space||30.0 cu-ft|
|1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine/60-kw electric motor||Powertrain||80-kw electric motor|
|44 city/40 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy||N/A|
Advantages and Benefits of the 2017 Toyota Prius v
While electric cars have a very promising future and are an important long term solution to reducing vehicle emissions, hybrid cars are a more practical option at this stage. The Prius v comes with the time-tested Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which is used in all of Toyota's hybrid models. Its seamless operation, proven in millions of vehicles, combines the output of a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle, 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a 60-kw (80 hp) electric motor. This series-parallel hybrid system can provide power either from the gas engine alone, the electric motor alone or a combination of both. With a combined 134 system horsepower, the Prius v offers responsive everyday performance. In comparison, the Leaf only manages 107 horsepower. And with an impressive fuel economy rating of 41 mpg combined for the Prius v, you and your family will be saving plenty of money at the fuel pump on your next trip.
Another strength of the 2017 Prius v is for safety. A force-absorbing body structure, which features extensive use of high-strength steel, helps form the foundation for occupant safety in the Prius v. Passenger protection includes seven SRS airbags: dual front airbags, front seat side airbags, curtain side airbags for both rows and a knee airbag for the driver. The front seat design helps lessen the possibility of whiplash injury during certain types of severe rear end collisions. Also, in the event of a collision, the available Safety Connect system can access a call center with a live operator who can dispatch police and emergency vehicles.
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