Enjoying incredible fuel efficiency and low emissions doesn't mean you can't also benefit from practical utility, thanks to the 2017 Toyota Prius V. You get plenty of interior space with this hybrid, so nobody is squished for room. A large rear hatch makes loading larger items into the cargo area easy, so you're always prepared for whatever life throws your way.
Of course, you can get plenty of onboard technologies and comforts, depending on which of the four available models you select.
Powering the Toyota Prius V is a hybrid powertrain, which includes a 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with 16 valves. By itself, it produces 98 horsepower and 105 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired to it is a permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor, which produces 80 horsepower and 153 lb.-ft. of torque. A nickel-metal hydride battery supplies energy for the motor. The hybrid powertrain has a net output of 134 horsepower.
As a driver, you can select different modes to change how the car uses energy. Select Eco mode to maximize fuel economy, or EV mode to shut down the gasoline engine and run on pure electricity. With Power mode, acceleration is quicker, making it the most engaging option.
Sending that power to the front wheels is an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT). As a driver, you feel in control through twists and turns, thanks to the MacPherson strut front suspension and stabilizer in the rear. Electric power steering, with a power assisted rack-and-pinion mechanism, provide excellent precision. You also benefit from four-wheel disc brakes, providing consistent stopping capability.
Toyota takes safety seriously, which shows in the design of the Toyota Prius V. This hybrid five-door comes loaded with seven standard airbags, including side curtains and a driver's knee bag. Also, the front seats work to lessen the chance of whiplash injuries by yielding in a controlled way.
Each model also features the Star Safety System, which bundles together antilock brakes, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, Smart Stop Technology, traction control and stability control.
The Toyota Prius V interior is loaded with features you'll love. With the Smart Key system, you can get into the car and start the engine without taking the key out of your pocket or bag, adding plenty of convenience. Choose SofTex upholstery for the benefits of leather, but at half the weight. Add heaters to the front seats for additional comfort in cold weather.
You also enjoy plenty of functional designs, such as sliding and reclining rear seats, so you can easily balance rear legroom and optimal cargo space. Folding down the backseat all the way opens up 34.3 cubic feet of cargo, which is plenty to transport all sorts of items. If you prefer, the rear seats are on a 60/40 split, so you can still transport one or two people in the back while still expanding a part of the cargo area. Throughout the interior, different sized storage compartments make stashing important items out of sight simple and easy.
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