autoMedia drove two high-mileage champs back-to-back—the new city-version 2012 Toyota Prius c hybrid and the redesigned non-hybrid 2012 Toyota Yaris—to see how they compare on the open road, how they suit different driving styles, and which makes more sense from a cost/benefit standpoint.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
In a recent comparison test—Toyota Yaris Vs. Toyota Prius c—published by autoMedia.com, a trusted source of automotive advice and new car reviews, editors assessed the driving character, engine performance, real world gas mileage, interior comfort and space, and overall value of two of the most popular high-mileage sub-compact hatchbacks—both with similar 1.5-liter gasoline engines—comparing the non-hybrid Yaris with the hybrid-powered Prius c.
According to autoMedia, while gas prices are lower now than they were last summer, motorists are still wary of unexpected gas hikes and are clamoring for more economical cars, with lower purchase, ownership, and fill-up costs. Further, Automotive Lease Guide reports that the original Prius hybrid has a 5-out-of-5-star rating for being one of the lowest depreciating vehicles for 2011. "Buying a new car is a long-term commitment," says Deborah Neal, autoMedia.com's editorial director, "so, while mileage and resale value are key, performance and everyday livability is key."
So the professional test drivers at autoMedia.com set out to compare the hybrid versus non-hybrid benefits between Toyota’s otherwise closely related small, fuel-efficient cars, driving both on the same basic route from sea level in San Francisco to Lake Tahoe at 8,000 feet and back, carefully noting fuel consumption and driving characteristics—then rated both for comfort, power, expected annual fuel costs, and overall fun-to-drive factors. Consumers can learn the Pros and Cons of the 2012 Toyota Yaris and 2012 Toyota Prius c fuel-efficient frontrunners.
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Toyota Yaris Vs. Toyota Prius c: autoMedia.com Compares Similar, Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid and Hybrid Small Cars