A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that it was time for us to retire his trusty old 2002 Honda Accord and purchase a brand-new vehicle. We both loved my car – a 2010 Toyota Prius, so after some deliberation, we determined that having two of the same car wouldn’t be a bad thing. Since we can always use a little extra cargo space, we went into our local Toyota dealership with plans to look at the new Toyota Prius V – the largest of the “Prius family”.
Toyota Prius V Review
The Toyota Prius V offers more storage space than a regular Prius – and it’s a surprising amount. With the back seats down, it could actually carry quite a bit of cargo – great for when we make major purchases. But, even though it’s larger, it actually drives like my Prius, so you don’t really feel the extra size. Because of the extra space, it does have slightly lower gas mile averages, although we haven’t seen a huge difference so far.
We had a choice of several trim styles – the two, the three, the four, and the five. Because we already owned a Prius, there were a few options that we considered “must-haves” like navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rear backup camera. My husband also wanted heated seats and a moonroof, although those weren’t deal breakers. We ended up getting the three without the heated seats and moonroof – those options were just too expensive, because we would have needed to purchase the five.
We’ve had the car for two weeks already and love it. It drives well, has lots of cargo space, is great on gas, and has lots of fun options. There’s also a few little changes they’ve made since my car’s model year – more cup holders and the dashboard monitor is more intuitive. It’s also a great road trip car – the cargo space definitely can fit lots of luggage and gear.
To learn more about the Toyota Prius, visit the Toyota website.
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