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Great car for our family
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By RickH86
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2013 Toyota Prius v Wagon Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The good - great mileage (we are above the city rating in mixed driving), comfortable car, lots of cargo space; we can travel with a large dog kennel and luggage or I can carry an adult bicycle with the back seats down without removing the front wheel. The not so good - mileage very dependent on driving style, mileage drops significantly at interstate speeds; engine is noisy under load The little things - rear window wiper doesn't hinge away from the window, and that combined with rear spoiler make the rear window hard to clean; navigation (no tech package) overestimates time to arrival, also states your destination is ahead xx yards on left or right, but often you still have a turn to make, so unless you look at the screen, you miss the turn; Improvements - navigation as noted, air vent for back seats would be nice, outlet for back seat passengers would be helpful


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Happy we purchased the PriusV
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By Guinn Doyle
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2013 Toyota Prius v Wagon Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We chose a 2013 PriusV over the Ford C-max. Purchased in March of 2014 and have taken two trips to northern Minn and one to Fla. Very comfortable to drive, climate control works well. Great dealer experience so far. It does ride a little stiff and as our first hybrid it has taken some getting use to but have no compliants about freeway driving, just plan ahead.


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prius V level five
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By serejka4992
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2013 Toyota Prius v Wagon Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Really good car have 10600 on it so far had first oil change my mg for far 39 in average.


Best Features

fuel economy, roomy, headlight very bright


Worst Features

can lock car while running, why do i have spray wash for headlight, will not work with my windows phone.


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11 month Owner Review
7 of 39 people found this review helpful
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By myron9
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2013 Toyota Prius v Wagon Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The Prius V poses the following suggestion by Toyota: Reliability being the cardinal feature, you are going to have to make significant compromises, but still pay the big bucks for some kind of a vinyl interior and a paper thin shell, because it is a Toyota and the general consensus is a Prius will still get you there the vast majority of the time without hiccups and do so without the mandatory toll on the pocketbook from exorbitant gas prices. The vehicle gets a poor safety rating from the IIHS, so regardless of whatever merits the Prius V may or may not possess, you might still get there, but without legs or head intact.


Best Features

The Prius V has a dampened and a reasonably comfortable ride that reminds this driver of the Citroens and Peugeots of the past. The vehicle is however definitely a two-hander. Both hands must be on the steering wheel at all times. Gas mileage in this vehicle is not as indicated by Toyota. 44 mpg is definitely a rarity for this vehicle in any driving condition. 25 to 35 mpg is more realistic.


Worst Features

The Prius V suffers steering track problems. The car waivers too easily down the straight path. Must keep both hands on steering wheel at all times. Requires a great deal of attention at all times to prevent the steering from heading the car in unpredictable directions. The rear axle length is disproportionately long enough that scraping the rear right wheel against street curbs on turns is virtually guaranteed. The vehicle has poor driver visibility all around. Glare from the massive dashboard cover is unacceptable. Controls on steering wheel are not terribly functional where it counts, such as changing a radio station requiring the driver to reach across the dash to turn the knob.


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Awesome economical utility wagon
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By strangefingers
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2013 Toyota Prius v Wagon Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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So Prius v wagon or Jetta diesel wagon... though generally I much prefer Germanic driving dynamics, dollars and sense said same mileage with regular gas vs high cost of diesel fuel and likely lower maintenance costs. Thus the Prius. Handling was below par and crosswinds/truck buffeting was downright scary at times. Without going crazy, for less than $800 complete, a Cusco rear sway bar, Tanabe front and rear springs (10% +/- stiffer and less than an inch lower) with 7mm wheel spacers in front and 5 mm in the rear and the little golf cart that couldn't became the go cart that could! Stable at all speeds, cruising "sweet spot" on secondary roads and highway rose 10 mph comfortably. Awesome!


Best Features

Twice the mileage of my 5 series BMW wagon. Incredibly roomy with outstanding cargo space. A true feat of packaging space into a small(ish) vehicle. Though utilitarian looking, the seats are comfortable for long hauls. Ingress/egress is easy with a large wide and tall door opening (no head bumping!) Startling rear legroom with rear seats fore and aft travel of over 7 inches! Plenty of front seat travel and head room for us taller folks.


Worst Features

Ditch Toyota Entunes and the on board computer... proper function and user friendliness are non existent. How about a large touchscreen which simply presents each person's prefered smart phone on screen... all features, apps and computing with a user interface that you're already familiar with! What a novel and simple idea... plus it would reduce costs for the mfg! TRD catch up and offer some handling improvements for this poor wandering (literally) soul. It needs better shocks/damping as well. Dealers should be schooled and capable of using shims whe needed for rear toe alignment correction as it appears to be a common issue with the Prius rear axle (new and old).


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