2016 Toyota Prius v Introduction

The Prius v wagon carries over to 2016 for its fifth season as a larger, roomier alternative to the more familiar Prius (itself redesigned for 2016). Prius v is a tall wagon that seats five, with versatile cargo space.

Taller and more boxy-looking than a regular Prius, the Prius v exudes practicality, serving as the most family-friendly member of the Prius hybrid group. The battery/gasoline powertrain is unchanged, and it’s the same one used in the previous generation of the traditional Prius Liftback.

Despite its tall profile, the Prius v is simply a wagon, not a crossover utility vehicle of any sort. Ground clearance, for one thing, is no greater than a car’s. All-wheel drive is not available; like every Prius to date, the Prius v is front-wheel drive.

Only a glance at the Prius and Prius v, side by side is needed to ascertain that the latter is bulkier and heavier. Logically enough, performance is a bit milder and fuel-efficiency trails that of the more familiar Prius.

Prius v is EPA-rated at 44/40 mpg City/Highway, or 42 mpg Combined. That’s impressive efficiency considering the wagon’s load-carrying merits. After all, the Prius v is a five-passenger wagon that easily holds a family and all its luggage.

Though the Prius v might seem like simply a wagon offshoot of the classic Prius, no body panels are shared between the two. Visual differences are clear. The Prius v is more slab-sided, with a vertical liftgate at the rear. The regular Prius Liftback has a sloping roofline leading to a horizontally-oriented liftgate.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 Prius v wagon Good scores on each crash-test it conducted.

* MSRP is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the vehicle. Unless specifically indicated in the advertisement, MSRP does not include taxes, fees or other charges. Actual dealer pricing may vary. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details.

* The dealer advertised price may not reflect specific dealer offers, and may be subject to certain terms and conditions as indicated in the advertisement. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details.

* Images and options shown are examples, only, and may not reflect exact vehicle color, trim, options, pricing or other specifications.

Request More Info

  • AdChoices