I have been reading about how less expensive a Prius is compared to a Volt. But what struck me is that they always picked the cheapest Prius vs the Volt which comes pretty much maxed out with only a few actual options. So what I found on the Toyota web site is this. If you install all the matching options on a Prius the cost comes to MSRP* $34,360 that is only about $1640 dollars less then a Volt at a net cost of 36000 after tax credit. I know, I know, the real outlay before tax is $43,500. But we have to talk actual cost and the real price is after the Tax Credit.