|2015 Toyota Prius||2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid|
|4.6 l/100km||City Fuel Economy||5.4 l/100km|
|4.9 l/100km||Highway Fuel Economy||5.8 l/100km|
|21.6 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||12.0 cu. ft.|
|98 HP||Horsepower||141 HP|
2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid
It is easy to say that most fuel efficient vehicles on the road today, without verging into all-electric automobiles, are hybrids. And in our humble opinion, it is just as easy to say that the most fuel efficient hybrids on the road today are the members of the Toyota Prius family. Toyota was the company that really kickstarted the hybrid vehicle movement, making the first mass produced hybrid vehicle (the Prius) in 1997, and eventually introducing it to the entire world in 2000. Since then, there have been many manufacturers that have attempted to dethrone the Prius to no avail. Today were going to take a look at one of those battles with our comparison of the 2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
One Hybrid to rule them all
The point of building a vehicle with a hybrid system is to make it as fuel efficient as possible, and finding an affordable vehicle out there more efficient than the 2015 Toyota Prius is next to impossible. The 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes pretty close, but still takes nearly a full litre per 100 kilometres extra while driving both on city streets and the highway. The one setback to this superior fuel efficiency, is that the Prius isnt able to offer much in the way of horsepower. But while the Ford Fusion Hybrid offers 43 more horses, its defeating the purpose of a hybrid vehicle. People dont look for hybrid vehicles for power, they look to them for efficiency. Is that amount of horses really worth the sacrifice in the most pivotal portion of a hybrid vehicle?
The Prius has one final leg up on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, and it has to do with the fact that it is a hatchback. The extra space in the back creates nearly 10 cubic feet extra space to hold cargo in its trunk. Thats huge for anyone who knows theyll be carrying around any amount of cargo, as the Prius offers nearly double the cargo capacity. If youre interested in purchasing a Toyota Prius of your own, browse around the website and schedule a test drive today!