While there was an all new Prius last year, the big hatch Prius v hasn't gotten those changes and so it continues as it was into 2017. That means that it has a 1.8L four-cylinder and an electric motor that combine for 136 hp and a fuel economy rating of 5.4 L/100 km city and 5.8 highway. That’s a little worse than the smaller Prius, but the v has significantly more space in the larger, more upright hatch area. Inside, there is plenty of space. It's close to the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape inside. The v isn't the most luxurious car around, and it's not the best driving one. But it does ride well, it has lots of space behind the rear seats, and most importantly, it gets great fuel economy. If you like technology, it has the display for fuel use, engine use, battery state, and motor use can keep you entertained for many drives. Its biggest direct competitor is the Ford C-Max, which is a more conventional design and dashboard. It's also more nimble and faster. But the v is bigger inside, and uses less fuel.
The base Prius v gets automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch display for the audio system (with bluetooth and USB inputs), steering wheel controls, a backup camera, proximity keyless entry and push button start, cruise control, power locks, and LED tail lamps.
Stepping up to the Luxury package adds satellite radio, premium audio, navigation, and heated power adjustable front seats. Top trim is a technology package that adds 17-inch alloys, a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, and safety features that include LED headlights, lane departure warning, and radar cruise control.
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