Great fuel economy; elevated seating; more space and a nicer interior than the regular Prius
Worse fuel economy than the regular Prius; more expensive than the regular Prius; lethargic acceleration
The Prius v gets some cosmetic revisions for 2015, including an updated front and rear end. There's also a new Four trim level and a new multicolor information display. See the 2015 Toyota Prius v models for sale near you
We think the Three model is the sweet spot. It provides all the technology you need, including Entune, without breaking the bank. Find a Toyota Prius v for sale
The 2015 Toyota Prius v 5-passenger wagon comes in four trim levels simply named Two, Three, Four and Five.
The entry-level Two ($27,800) delivers strong value with 16-inch alloy wheels, a 6-speaker sound system with a 6.1-in touchscreen display, a backup camera, iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button start and a height-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support.
The Three ($29,000) adds a navigation system, Toyota's smartphone-based Entune mobile app interface, a multicolor information display and a fold-down rear armrest. A panoramic sunroof, formerly exclusive to the Five, is now also available on the Three.
The Four ($30,400) is new for 2015. It features leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a power driver's seat.
The upscale Five ($32,000) adds LED headlights, fog lamps, a panoramic sunroof and 17-in alloy wheels. The Five is also eligible for a number of exclusive upgrades, including adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam control, lane departure warning and Toyota's pre-collision safety 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|
2015 Mazda CX-5 -- Although the Prius v is an excellent crossover-like choice, shoppers who would rather have an actual crossover may be best served by the highly efficient (and cheaper) CX-5, which gets more than 30 mpg hwy.
2015 Toyota Prius -- The regular Prius gets 50 mpg and is cheaper and a little quicker, too. How badly do you need the Prius v's higher seats and extra room?
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 models are pricey, but a used one might do.