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...
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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.
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.
great with kids
had prius v for 5 years. good interior. cheap to run. average 4.5l/100ks serviced with toyota which is a bit steap. about $400, but was only once per year. no mechanical issues. build quality good.
not a lot of power. rubbery, laboured handling but never felt dangerous. plenty of warning with understeer for cornering limits. basically car feels heavy.
great car if you have kids. huge interior for a smaller footprint than a van.
easy to park.
sun glare on centre touch screen was annoying. much better for passenger to use.
long trips seats can get a bit uncomfortable
overall, car for the money was great. just wont blow your mind.
Perfect Small 7 Seater
I have owned the car since new for over a year now
average fuel consumption is around 4.2 - 4.4 L / 100km city driving, Highway is round 5.5L /100km. It requires 95Ron fuel.
so quiet and economical, fits 3 child seat. love the facelift version's look. Cant be more happier : )
Very economical fuel and silent. I do not have to worry about the fuel. However I just found out for long distance driving the engine does not have a great power. I used to drive VW golf and would recommend this cat is nice to drive in city and suburbs area only not interstate. Thank you.
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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So far So good
I do normally change the car at least once in a year. 4 Kids..all under 3, So you have very limited choices.
I found this better compared to my previous Mazda Cx9. The reasons were simple.
Mazda was taking $80 to fill every week. This only take $25 with Premium 98. & our usage is the same. We input our double pram in it easily with all kids and we both parents.
Parts are cheaper to buy. I would recommend to shop online for consumable items like, oil filter, air filter etc as it would definitely be cheaper. For Oil..go to any retail, for major parts, ONLY TOYOTA.
Plenty of DIY videos available to look after this on youtube.
No ...its NOT fun to drive, like my Mazda Cx9 but from safety and commute...Prius V highly recommended.
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