2014 Toyota Prius V Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Toyota Prius v - Road Test Specs

2014 Toyota Prius V Wagon

(1.8L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Toyota Prius V Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger wagon
Base MSRP$31,205
Options on test vehicleAdvanced Technology Package ($5,650 -- includes premium HDD navigation, Entune App Suite, eight-speaker JBL audio, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system, advanced parking guidance system, panoramic sunroof with power sliding shades), Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Mat ($225)
As-tested MSRP$37,080
Assembly locationTsutsumi, Japan (Toyota City)


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine combined with electric motor(s), front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, inline-4, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,798/110
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)13.0
Redline, indicated (rpm)N/A
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)98 @ 5,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)105 @ 4,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Hybrid typeSeries-parallel
Electric motor rating (kW)60
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)134
Combined torque (lb-ft @ rpm)153
System voltage650
Battery typeNickel-metal hydride
Battery voltage201.6V
Battery capacity, rated (kW-hr)1.31
Transmission typeContinuously variable
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.703


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, integrated stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)17.6
Tire make and modelToyo Proxes A20
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP215/50R17 90W M+S
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front10.8-inch one-piece ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.5-inch one-piece solid with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph (sec.)6.4
0-60 mph (sec.)10.7
0-75 mph (sec.)16.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.7 @ 76.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)10.4
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.6
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.6
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)11.0
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)17.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.9 @ 76.3
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)10.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)122
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON60.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.73
Sound level @ idle (dB)35.4
@ Full throttle (dB)68.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)71.2
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)N/A

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsIt matters not what mode is selected (PWR, EV, Econ) when the throttle is pressed all the way to the floor -- as that action requests all the available power regardless of source. The engine is noticeably loud during max acceleration, which is modest at best. Traction control can be disabled; however, it returns at/above 30 mph.
Braking commentsLess dive than one might expect from a family-wagon-type thing and no hybrid-regenerative-braking woes in a panic stop from 60 mph. This is the shortest distance we've recorded for a Prius V; perhaps a brake pad upgrade, but more likely a result of the tires that are a different brand, wider, and of a lower profile than all previous Prius V tires we've tested.
Handling commentsSlalom: Steering weight is better than that of other Prii, but still essentially numb and distant in terms of feel. The electronic stability control (ESC) system is conservatively calibrated so it intervenes early and often. ESC rewards smoothness and a single steering input per cone in the slalom. Skid pad: Again, ESC intervenes by taking away the throttle, effectively limiting the speed around the skid pad without the need to check heading with the brakes as it does in the slalom.

Testing Conditions

Test date4/1/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)54.38
Relative humidity (%)54.56
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.84
Wind (mph, direction)6.81 - head/cross
Odometer (mi.)1,359
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33.32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)42 combined/44 city/40 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)39.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9
Driving range (mi.)476
Edmunds estimated monthly fuel cost ($)$120.25

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionEight-speaker JBL
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioOptional Sirius
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard drive with 7-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Optional
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera, optional automated self-parking system
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,274
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,371
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.1 / 40.9
Length (in.)181.7
Width (in.)69.9
Height (in.)62.0
Wheelbase (in.)109.4
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)60.8
Turning circle (ft.)38.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)35.9
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)38.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.2
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)34.3
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)67.3
Ground clearance (in.)5.7


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance2 years/25,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance2 years/25,000 miles
Hybrid/battery8 years/100,000 miles

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend