Considering a Prius...Would it suit my driving style?
I have been considering a Prius for some time, but never got one due to my uncertainty if its right for me or not. So I thought I would come on here and seek some expert advice. My situation: I currently have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport that gets horrible gas mileage. I never offroad so that doesn't mean anything to me. It's my only vehicle and I drive it everywhere. The best mpg I ever got out of the Jeep was 15 mpg and it is completely stock - no llft or big tires. My commute is very short - only 2 miles one way to work in the city. I usually also drive once or twice a week to the stores or mall across town which is another 5-10 miles away or so. I live in central PA where it gets cold and snowy in the winter which is the main reason I bought the Jeep, but so far, it seems like overkill for me. There are also a ton of steep hills and in my city. Not many flat level roads, however my commute to work is pretty flat. Would a Prius benefit me at all? My main concern is...Could I get to and from work in my short 2 mile commute in city streets purely on electrical power? If I put on some good winter tires, will It go through snow and ice? Jeeps hold tremendous resale value, and mine is paid off, so trading for a Prius might not break the bank all that much if making the switch is beneficial. I am also considering the Chevy Volt (more expensive) and the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Thanks for any advice!
Last edited by Mikmac09; 10-20-2015 at 12:47 PM.