The Toyota Prius has now been around for over a quarter of a century and has developed from being a car that is only a wedge shape into one that offers polarizing looks and a feel that’s easy to love. The Prius V is the model that gives you the most space to enjoy the ride and have the room you want to so that you can easily have the ride you want. If you’re shopping for a compact crossover SUV the Prius V is worth a look and even though it’s not categorized as an SUV, it does have the size and space that competes with some of the compact SUVs on the market while offering you the hatchback design you need.

The seating for five people in the Prius V isn’t just about squeezing in, but everyone will have room to sit and be comfortable. Couple this with an impressive amount of cargo space and it seems like the Prius has moved up to the SUV market with this V model. When it comes to styling this model is a great choice, especially if you aren’t a fan of the new Prius look, because the V carries over more of the style of the last generation than any other model.

Whenever we discuss the Prius one of the first questions is what it’s powered by. The Prius V for 2017 shows up with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that’s attached to a 60 kWh electric motor. This gives you 134 horsepower from the system and 105 lb.-ft. of torque form the engine with 153 lb.-ft. of torque from the electric motor. When doing the driving with only one or the other operating, the engine gives you 98 horsepower and the electric motor offers 80 horsepower. This engine is attached to an ECVT transmission to return 43 city/39 hwy mpg of fuel mileage for you.

This Prius V offers you several driving modes to benefit from. The EV model allows for some low-speed short distance driving that will only use the electric motor, an Eco mode gives you great efficiency by controlling the throttle response and the air conditioning system, the Power mode adds more power to the system to give you the acceleration you may want to enjoy. The Prius V is an enjoyable and smart vehicle for you to drive with these great driving modes to make use of.

Looking to the Toyota Prius V for your driving needs you can enjoy a vehicle that’s reasonably priced as well as efficient. The base price shows up at $27,510 with the highest trim level, the Prius V Five coming in with a price that starts out at $31,770. This vehicle only offers one option package called the Advanced Technology package and it comes on the top model for an additional price of $3,335.

With the pricing in mind, let’s see what the Prius V has to offer you. The trims for this vehicle are the Two, Three, Four and Five. Starting at the Two you will have automatic climate controls, an Entune audio system that’s operated through a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, a USB input, Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free systems, a rearview camera, cruise control and push button starting. The Three adds an improved Entune system with a navigation feature and more apps, a power lumbar for the driver, a 4.2-inch multi-information display and Smart Key entry. The Four and Five add the SofTex faux-leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat and the Five also benefits from the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels.

The one potion package, the Advance Technology Package that’s offered on the Five brings in a Panoramic View Moonroof, a premium JBL audio system, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure warnings, automatic high beams, an improved Entune system and a navigation system.

The Prius V fits in a lot of our driving needs and offers a great way for you to have more space, a fantastic hybrid vehicle and the vehicle you want. If this is the right vehicle for you it’s time for you to head to your nearest Toyota dealer and take one for a drive, the Prius V will blow you away with how much you’ll love driving this vehicle.

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