2018 Toyota Prius Prime vs. 2018 Tesla Model S

Investing your hard-earned money to buy a new car requires a thoughtful process. Auto buyers in Milford Connecticut have plenty of options to choose from. Two among these include the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime and the 2018 Tesla Model S. Both of them are impressive choices, but on comparison, you will find why Toyota Prius Prime outshines Tesla.

Design & Style

In terms of exterior design, both the car models are quite impeccable, but Prius Prime steals the show with a cozy interior. The 2018 Tesla Model S features a steel and aluminum monocoque with an average interior, and less supportive seats. For tall occupants, headroom can be an issue. On the other hand, 2018 Toyota Prius Prime is comparatively roomy, and comes with an innovative double-bubble rear window.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety features are important points to consider, when purchasing a new car. As a part of technological innovation, Tesla has incorporated an Autopilot system, which allows the car to adapt its speed and change lanes as required. Safety features include Stability Control, anti-lock brakes, pretensioners, front and side impact airbags, knee airbags, overhead bags and security system to detect or anticipate unwanted intrusion of vehicle.

The 2018 Toyota Prius Premium, although not an electric car, is a step ahead in terms of technology as well as safety features. It is blessed with a host of desirable features and better stereo facilities as compared to its previous versions. It clearly wins over its competitors with extensive driver aids facility.


Performance of a vehicle is the backbone of its specification, which can turn the buying decision on either side. Depending on the trim level you want, the 2018 Tesla Model S is available with different electric motors and batteries. Currently, Tesla does not rate its motors in conventional horsepower, however, the base model has a range of 259 miles, and can rip off up to 60 mph in 4 seconds or so.

With a rating of 133 miles per gallon for a fully-charged battery, the Toyota Prius Prime is a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter engine producing a 95-horsepower.The Prius Prime does a great job in transitioning between electric and gas power. It also offers exceptional gas mileage up to 55 mpg on the highway and 50 mpg in the city.

The Bottom Line

Auto-piloting system of Tesla may appear a fancy concept, but Toyota Prius Prime is far ahead in terms of safety. There are plenty of reasons to go for this Toyota car model, as it has its own set of advantages, offered as a total package.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota Prius Prime Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Prius Prime test drive appointment.

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