Toyota Prius Prime vs. Competitors for Sale in Smithfield, RI
Plug-in hybrids are growing more and more popular: after all, they fill that sweet middle ground between the efficient yet not always completely practical electric vehicle and the traditional gas-electric hybrid, which requires more fuel fills than a plug-in. With a plug-in hybrid you can cruise around using pure electric power for a finite number of miles without burning any gasoline, meaning you can keep your driving to strictly electric if you stay within that range – but, of course, the gas tank is always there if you need to travel further. Of all the plug-in models on the market, one of the most sought-after is the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime.
There’s no denying that the traditional Prius gas-electric hybrid was responsible for skyrocketing this booming era of the eco-friendly vehicle. But the plug-in variation has only increased the move away from conventional gas- and diesel-burning vehicles. That said, the 2020 Toyota Prius Prime must still contend with some stalwart 2020 rivals: the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, and Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Let’s take a detailed look.
Pricing and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is one of the least expensive models in the bunch, with a base MSRP of $27,100. The two rivals that come in considerably higher are the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid ($33,400) and Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid ($29,490). While the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid’s starting price is a tad lower ($26,500) than the Prius Prime’s, that model falls a bit short of the Toyota product, as we’ll outline below.
The Prius Prime takes the cake with this trifecta: an EPA-estimated 55 mpg city/53 mpg highway, 133 MPGe, and 640 miles of total driving range. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid musters 44 city/40 highway, 110 MPGe, and 340 miles of total driving range, and the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid offers a combined 52 mpg, 119 MPGe, and 630 miles of total driving range. The Niro Plug-In Hybrid trails the rest of the pack with a combined 46 mpg, 105 MPGe, and a total driving range of 560 miles.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Like all Toyotas, the 2020 Prius Prime comes with two years of ToyotaCare, a complimentary maintenance plan that covers normal scheduled services (oil and filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections) for 2 years/25,000 miles and provides 24-hour roadside assistance for 2 years/unlimited miles. The roadside assistance coverage takes care of lockouts, towing, battery jumps, flat-tire changes, and emergency fuel deliveries.
In addition, Toyota has announced an enhanced hybrid battery warranty for all of its 2020 hybrid models. While the previous coverage terms were 8 years/100,000 miles, it’s been extended to 10 years/150,000 miles – the same battery coverage offered by Hyundai. Neither Honda nor Kia offers such a lengthy hybrid battery warranty or a complimentary maintenance plan.
During the month of June, when you buy any preowned vehicle from Toyota of Smithfield, we’ll include a 3-year maintenance plan. One thing is certain in these challenging times: we’re all in this together. Being there for each other is what will get us through it all, and Toyota of Smithfield is here to help with a new special offer. That means we’ll cover every factory-recommended oil change, tire rotation, and multi-point inspection for the next 3 years so you can keep that cash for life’s other necessities.
All of our preowned stock is priced below market, and our inventory changes daily. From sedans to SUVs, there’s something for every driver in our selection of well-maintained used vehicles. If you see a vehicle you like, just give us a call and we’ll set up a safe test drive in accordance with all of the current health guidelines.
Qualified buyers who finance through Toyota of Smithfield may also have their payments deferred for 3 months. We hope that this springtime special can be the bridge to better financial times for our valued customers.
36-month maintenance plan included with purchase of any used vehicle from 5/1/2020 through 6/30/2020, commencing on agreement application date. Plan valid for oil changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections at Toyota of Smithfield for vehicle manufacturer’s normal usage scheduled intervals only. Severe/heavy duty schedules and additional maintenance items may be required or recommended and are not included. Plan is not transferable to another vehicle or owner. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. Some exclusions may apply, see dealer for details.
Customer has option to defer monthly payments for up to 90 days (must finance with dealer, not all will qualify). Monthly payments begin 90 days from contract date. Contract date must be between 5/1/2020-6/30/2020. Customer responsible for accrued interest charges. Down payment may be required. Not valid for purchases made prior to 5/1/2020. See dealer for details.
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