Great fuel economy for such a spacious vehicle; huge interior space
Worse fuel economy, interior quality, acceleration and driving experience than a normal Prius; it's more expensive too; awkward seating position for some
The regular Prius might've been completely redesigned last year, but the Prius v is once again unchanged. See the 2017 Toyota Prius v models for sale near you
Strongly consider getting a regular Prius, or even the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid instead. But, if you really need the extra space, the Three trim level seems to be the sweet spot. Get the Four if getting 8-way power seats are important to you (and it could be given the Prius v's potentially awkward driving position), but it's quite pricey given the other accompanying options. Find a Toyota Prius v for sale
The 2017 Toyota Prius v 5-passenger wagon comes in four trim levels, named simply Two, Three, Four and Five. Nope, there isn't a One.
The entry-level Two ($26,700) delivers strong value with 16-in alloy wheels, a backup camera, automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button starting and a height-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support, a 6.1-in touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and a 6-speaker sound system with a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Three ($28,100) adds a navigation system, Toyota's smartphone-based Entune mobile app interface, a multicolor information display, power driver lumbar adjustment, a fold-down rear armrest, satellite radio and HD radio. A panoramic sunroof can be added as an option.
The Four ($29,700) features "SofTex" faux-leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an 8-way power driver's seat.
The upscale Five ($30,900) adds LED headlights, fog lamps and 17-in alloy wheels. The Five's Advance Technology package adds the panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, lane-departure warning, a forward collision warning and automatic braking system and a JBL premium sound system.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Hybrid/Electric Components||8 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2017 Toyota Prius -- Apart from its more spacious back seat and cargo area, the redesigned regular Prius outdoes the v in every other way. How much is that extra space worth to you?
2017 Kia Niro-- The new Niro is a compact SUV-like hybrid. It doesn't have the same cargo space as the Prius v, but its more conventional looks, superior fuel economy and lower price should definitely be appealing.
2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid -- The C-Max Hybrid can't quite match the Prius v's fuel economy or cargo capacity, but it boasts a superior driving experience, better acceleration, a higher quality cabin and an available plug-in hybrid model called the Energi.
Used Toyota Highlander Hybrid -- Although it doesn't offer the fuel economy of the Prius v, Toyota's midsize Highlander Hybrid boasts good gas mileage numbers, a high seating position and third-row seating. New ones are pricey, but a used one should do.