2017 Toyota Prius v Columbus IN
In a way, there’s no vehicle more iconic for families than the humble station wagon. It’s almost campy to watch an 80s movie and see the family packing into a model trimmed with wood side panels, but that isn’t exactly a style most modern families are looking for. Efficiency and cargo space, as always, are topping checklists, which is why the 2017 Toyota Prius V in Columbus IN is a great option for those who miss the value of the station wagon, but aren’t ready to go back to the dark days of awkward design.
When it comes to modern driving, nothing says new like a hybrid vehicle. The Prius v offers all the same benefits as the standard Prius, but with more room behind the rear seats to make it a smart option for packing up camping gear, sports equipment or groceries. The Prius v seats five and has 97.2 cubic feet of interior space and 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Compared to the standard Prius, this is an addition of 4.1 cubic feet for occupants to stretch their legs in and 9.7 extra cubic feet behind the seats.
If room were no issue, most drivers would be seeking much smaller vehicles for the gasoline savings alone, but tall drivers and families expect more. The Prius v has 97.2 cubic feet of passenger volume and seats five, while offering 34.3 cubic feet with seats up and 67.3 cubic feet with rear seats folded.
Efficiency is just as important for the savings it brings to commuters as it is for the environmental impact of consuming less fuel. The Prius v returns an impressive EPA-estimated 43 city and 39 highway mpg rating while still delivering 134 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque from the 1.8-liter engine.
It’s always shocking to discover some brands cut the basics, but you won’t be missing cruise control if you choose the base option from Toyota. Standard features include automatic climate control, Entune audio with a 6.1-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth, a rearview camera and the Smart Key system.
Families love the 2017 Toyota Prius v
Part of the reason the station wagon fell out of favor is because SUVs hit the market and looked more stylish than both minivans and the family-oriented station wagon. Many drivers still seek out crossovers and SUVs, but there’s something nice about the lower ride height and easy maneuverability of the 2017 Toyota Prius v. Its appearance is also thoroughly modern, looking much like the standard Prius, but with more head space for rear passengers and an extended tail for increased cargo capacity.
We already know fuel economy is the top concern for those who consider a hybrid, and larger vehicles simply cannot compete against any member of the Prius family. For the current market, these models also make the most sense as they do not require you to find a charging station, and the range isn’t as limited as an electric vehicle.
The 2017 Toyota Prius v comes in four trim levels, starting with the Two. Standard features include projector-beam halogen headlights, heated power-operated side mirrors, single-dial automatic climate control, the 6.1-inch touchscreen Entune audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free and a rearview camera, fabric-trimmed seats and 60/40-split rear seats.
To learn more about the various options for the 2017 Toyota Prius v, stop by Carver Toyota or schedule a test drive online.