2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Toyota Prius 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
4.6 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 7.6 l/100km
4.9 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 5.5 l/100km
134 HP Horsepower 150 HP
39.6 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 22.8 cu. ft.

2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

When it comes to building hybrid vehicles, few automotive brands do it better than the original. Toyota created the Prius back in 1997 and it became the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle on the globe, and since then they’ve created the biggest and perhaps best stable of hybrid vehicles in the entire automotive industry. But hybrid drivetrains aren’t the only way to make a car more efficient, so we wanted to see just how well a non-hybrid vehicle with incredible fuel efficiency stacks up to THE hybrid vehicle, by comparing the 2015 Toyota Prius vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI.

Advantages of the 2015 Toyota Prius

While the diesel-powered Volkswagen Golf does have impressive fuel efficiency, it still isn’t quite enough to compete with the hybrid Toyota Prius, which saves 3 l/100km on city streets and 0.6 l/100km on the highway. Both of its economies are below 5 l/100km as well, which is incredible in and of itself. But moving onto other differences, generally with a decent advantage in fuel efficiency comes a loss in power, but surprisingly the horsepower race is fairly equal.

The Prius sits at 134 hp while the Golf TDI only has a 16-hp advantage. Fuel economy isn’t the only place that the Toyota Prius has a leg up on the Volkswagen model however, as it also has a much larger cargo hold as well with nearly an extra 17 cubic feet of space to play with in the trunk. If you’d like to take the 2015 Toyota Prius for a ride yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive today right here on the site.


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