2017 Toyota Prius V
The 2017 Toyota Prius V makes shifting your personal transportation to something more electric a much easier thing to manage. Not only does the car drive well, the interior is versatile enough to keep up with the most active lifestyles. A large rear hatch provides quick access to plenty of storage, while comforts keep drivers and passengers happy during long trips. The Toyota Prius V is also brimming with advanced technology, helping you to make the most of every journey.
Pressing on the accelerator gives you access to plenty of power, without loads of pollution. Like other green cars, the Toyota Prius V has a hybrid power train, making it fuel efficient. A 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing is at the heart of the system. Mated to it is a permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor, which is fed by a sealed nickel-metal hydride battery. The entire system combines to put out a maximum 134 horsepower.
The engine and motor work with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT) for smooth acceleration/deceleration in all kinds of situations. Front-wheel drive is standard, combining with an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a torsion beam in the rear for a balance between responsiveness and comfort.
Not only is the Toyota Prius V a fuel-efficient option, it's also safe, so you can feel good about using it for your family. The Star Safety System is standard for all models, bundling together traction control, enhanced vehicle stability control, anti lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and smart stop technology. These features all help to keep drivers in control of the car, even during emergency maneuvers.
Hill start assist control, which holds the brakes so the vehicle doesn't roll backwards as you switch your foot to the accelerator, is standard as well. Included on all models as well is a rear view camera, which automatically turns on each time drivers select reverse gear.
Some safety measures are designed to lessen the likelihood of injury in a crash. For example, the front whiplash-lessening seats and child seat LATCH points for the rear outboard seats.
Certain models can be outfitted with Safety Connect, which comes with a one-year paid trial subscription. It provides emergency assistance, automatic collision notification and even roadside assistance.
Advanced driver aids are also available, helping to proactively prevent accidents. Examples include automatic high beams, lane departure alert and a pre-collision system.
You'll find upon climbing inside the Toyota Prius V the interior is surprisingly spacious and inviting. All models provide the convenience of automatic climate control, a 6.1-inch high-definition color infotainment touchscreen, cruise control and 60/40 split-folding rear seats, among many others.
Quite a few upgrades address comfort and convenience in a variety of ways. SofTex seats include heaters for the front passenger and driver, so you don't have to endure the discomfort of cold winter mornings. A Smart Key system lets you get into the car and even start the engine without taking the keys out of your pocket or purse.
Many other features add to the reasons to seriously consider the Toyota Prius V. Visit us to see them in action for yourself.