Wednesday, 29 October 2014

2014 Toyota Prius V Review: great fuel economy and the cargo space

2014 Toyota Prius V Review: Despite the fact that it imparts design signals, a mixture electric powertrain, and a model name with the commonplace Toyota Prius liftback model, the 2014 Toyota Prius V wagon is really an altogether diverse vehicle. It imparts no sheetmetal to the Prius hatchback, and dimensionally, its higher, longer, and has much more volume inside for individuals and their merchandise.

2014 Toyota Prius V Review


It's truly the family Prius, keeping in mind Toyota unfalteringly declines to utilize the saying "wagon" in portraying the Prius V- -the organization says the letter remains for "flexible"- -its unmistakably not a hybrid utility vehicle, since all-wheel drive isn't offered (that applies to Ford's C-Max Hybrid as well) and it rides at car stature, not truck tallness. So a wagon it is, and a high-mileage mixture wagon at that. For 2014, the Prius V gets just minor overhauls. All models now have daytime running lights, and Toyota now offers the surrounding moonroof as a stand-alone alternative on the mid-range Prius V Three trim level.

2014 Toyota Prius V
The taller, more piece sided state of the Prius V, alongside a vertical liftgate, separates it from the slanting top and level liftgate of the hatchback model. Also drivers acquainted with the customary Prius are liable to admire that its back window is presently a solitary bit of glass as opposed to the part plotted and-vertical twofold sheets of the Prius hatchback.

2014 Toyota Prius V
Inside, the seating position is upright and higher than a customary Prius. Toyota has abstained from the "flying brace" comfort and gave more open beams, glass holders, and cubbies for family oddments, alongside an inside arm rest garnish a stockpiling receptacle between the seats. Just underneath the base of the windshield is a showcase like that of the Prius hatchback: a sort of arbitrary show of symbols, graphs, readings, and images in full color that is effortlessly outshone by the good looking representation of the C-Max's more customary dashboard.


What the Prius V does offer with all different Prius models is high fuel productivity. The EPA rates the 2014 Prius V at 42 mpg consolidated (44 mpg city, 40 mpg interstate). Since Ford has been compelled to cut the consolidated rating of its C-Max Hybrid joined rating from 77 to 43 mpg, the Prius V offers basically the same gas mileage- -or maybe marginally better, if certifiable midpoints are to be accepted -and much more cargo volume for individuals and their belonging.

2014 Toyota Prius V
The standard Prius drivetrain carries over just about unaltered to the Prius wagon, which is a decent 300 pounds heavier. Be that as it may the 98-pull, 1.8-liter motor and pair of electric engine generators appear to be more pushed in the greater car, and the Prius V is both slower and more inclined to motor wailing when greatest force is requested than the Liftback. We discovered it to battle under substantial burdens and on soak slopes when loaded with individuals and cargo.

Three drive modes can be chosen rather than the default mixture setting: Eco, for better efficiency; Power, for those soak slopes; and EV, for all-electric drive at low speeds. We discovered the Eco mode practically painfully moderate, and Power basically kept the cross breed wagon up with normal movement. The EV mode filled in as guaranteed, however, permitting everything except noiseless make a trip for up to 1 mile.

2014 Toyota Prius V
Yet the result comes in interior volume. A sliding back seat lets the back cargo straight stretch from 34.3 cubic feet to 40.2, and collapsing down the seat creates a significant 67.3 cubic-foot load volume. Toyota is to be supplemented for the wide 39-inch separate between wheel wells, importance substantial boxy things can be suited without hardly lifting a finger on the level burden floor.


While security was a solid point before the current model year, the Toyota Prius V not just lost its Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) yet got a Poor rating in the new little cover front accident test. That headed the IIHS to say the Prius V "doesn't meet least criteria" for security -a smashing disillusionment for a family vehicle, and one we think Toyota will work quickly to cure. Something else, the IIHS gives the Prius wagon the top rating of Good for front, side, and top pound tests, and seats and head rests. The NHTSA provides for it five stars general, with five stars for side accident and four stars each for frontal accident and rollover security. The Prius V has seven airbags as standard supplies.

2014 Toyota Prius V
The Prius V comes standard with fabric seats, a tilting/extendable directing wheel, and programmed atmosphere control. The standard back seat slides fore and rearward, leans back from 15 to 40 degrees, and has a 60/40 part collapsing back. Toyota has fitted a vinyl spread to shield the crevice between the heap floor and the collapsed seat back when the back seat is in its forward position, however regardless we figured out how to drop more than one thing into the void.


2014 Toyota Prius V Review tailed its Prius liftback framework for trim levels, however let some alone for the wagon- -implying that you can request Two, Three, or Five (yet nobody or Four). The base model begins beneath $29,000 (counting conveyance) and incorporates a rearview cam and keyless. Move up to the Three, and you get Bluetooth, sound, and atmosphere controls on the guiding wheel, in addition to a route framework with voice control that shows on the 6.1-inch focal touchscren. There's likewise Toyota's Entune cloud-based infotainment framework

2014 Toyota Prius V
At the highest point of the extent is the Prius V Five, at some more than $31,000. Inside, that includes a six-way customizable driver's seat with flexible lumbar backing in addition to a four-way movable front traveler seat, both of them warmed and trimmed in Softex fabric. Different redesigns incorporate 10-spoke 17-inch combination wheels; haze lights; LED headlamps; and a shrewd key framework.

Alternatives are both individual and packaged into a couple of bundles, including the Advanced Technology Package. That pulls together a surrounding perspective moonroof with electrically controlled sunshades, a hard-plate based route framework, and element radar journey control. Toyota likewise incorporates one year of the Safety Connect framework, which gives drivers roadside and crisis support,