Good reliable family car. Not fun to drive with
I drive the 2014 Prius V more than a year:
- great fuel consumption (5-6L/100km, always power mode)
- reliable. no minor fault
- heavy car feel stable for passengers
- sluggish and boring drive, even with the power mode on
- once you fold up the 3rd row seats, no much boot space left...
Purchased in March 2018 at Carsales.com.au for $20,000.00.
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Amazingly roomy economical family car!
We chose the Prius V as our daily family car as we live in the city and the majority of our trips are very short. Despite this the Prius v gets 5.5L/100km on average since we bought it!
This car is pretty compact on the outside and fits in almost any carpark spaces, but it’s got plenty of space inside. It fits 3 car seats easily in the second row, and they fit very easily as the car has 3 individual full size seats in the middle row which can be independently adjusted. Child seat anchorages are easily accessed on the seat backs and the seats ...can be slid for third row access with a child seat attached. The third row has no anchorage points but can fit me in relative comfort at 183cm! There is descent cusion height so it’s not as knees up as some. Boot space is pretty good and better than it looks but the floor is quite high so there’s not as much depth as some cars. There’s room for a stroller and a couple of bags of all 7 seats are in use, but I feel it could be a bit larger. The storage area under the boot floor has a bulky polystyrene liner taking up far too much of the available space too. The car has adequate if not exhilarating power, but honestly it’s got plenty of oomph to get in front at the lights and to overtake sensibly on the highway. You can spin the wheels from a standing start if you try hard enough! The 4 drive modes (normal, eco, power and ev) are fun but ultimately we leave it in normal and hit power only if we think about it before attempting overtaking. The “B” setting in the transmission provides good smooth engine and regenerative braking and makes for a fun time on twisty roads considering it’s a hybrid family wagon! Steering is nice when on the move but can be a bit heavy if you turn the wheel to fast when stationary. Unfortunately you can’t fit a tow bar which is fair enough for a hybrid.
Purchased in July 2018 at Toyota Dealers.
No regrets! Only gets better everyday!
I used the car everyday for work and family of 5. The best ever! Got 2018 base model. Awesome interior with leather linings. The middle is well spaced even with 2 child seats unlike other 5 seater car. 3 chairs are movable. The 6 and 7 seats are more like bonus I prefer to use it for my luggage like pram. Fuel economy is 40lts to 800kms. I mostly use pwr mode. Eco and normal is a struggle. Great design. It’s a car that leaves no worries and makes you proud. The stereo is less special. Good comfort, great for saving money, and excellent reliability.
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A family car that proves a good ROI
My husband and I love this car a lot since we bought it in 2015. Its performance is stable. Most importantly, it helps us to save a lot for the petrol expenses. Low noise level. The dashboard is neat and also have a newly designed led speed reminder for us. Reliable, low running costs. Hope the battery lasts longer.
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