Used 2015 Toyota Prius v Wagon
Toyota Prius v Wagon
Is the Prius not big enough? Then the 2015 Toyota Prius V may be just what you're looking for: wagon versatility with hybrid fuel economy.
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If you're looking for lots of cargo space in an ultra-fuel-efficient package, then the 2015 Toyota Prius V may be just what you need. It's a Prius, so fuel hybrid economy comes first: How does up to 44 mpg in the city, and 42 mpg city/highway combined sound? But that "V" stands for "versatility," and this biggest-of-all-Prii offers 34.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, as good as many compact SUVs. The rear seats themselves are on sliders, giving rear passengers even more legroom if they need it, or expanding the cargo area to more than 40 cubic feet. The Prius V's primary rivals are the diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI (Golf SportWagen for 2015) and the Ford C-Max hybrid, but neither beats this Toyota's city or combined fuel economy.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for great city fuel economy combined with ample cargo and passenger space, there really is no better choice than the 2015 Toyota Prius V.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Prius V isn't terribly expensive, but there is still a premium compared non-hybrid models offering the same cargo space. If your budget is limited, or if you need to tow even a small trailer, you should check out a 4-cylinder compact SUV.
What's New for 2015
The 2015 Toyota Prius V gets a makeover this year, with a refreshed front bumper and grille, LED headlights, a new 8-way power driver's seat, and updated Entune audio systems. A new Prius V Four trim fills the gap between the Prius V Three and Prius V Five, naturally.
For now, high-performance hybrids are confined to the upper echelons of Porsche and Ferrari, with 6-digit price tags to match. In other words, the 2015 Toyota Prius V won't be your first choice for an enthusiastic drive through the mountains. Still, it does better than you'd think, with a comfortably firm suspension that deals nicely with city traffic, and enough power to merge onto freeways. A Power mode sacrifices a smidge of fuel economy for an equal smidge of extra power. On the highway there's quite a bit of wind and road noise, notably more than rivals like the Volkswagen Jetta/Golf Sportwagen TDI or Ford C-Max hybrid. However, around town you won't notice it as much, and the Prius V shares its uncanny ability to save fuel with the rest of the Prius lineup, nailing – and even exceeding – its EPA estimates it with little effort.
VERSATILE INTERIOR SPACE
The "V" is for "versatility," and with tons of cargo space, a seat that folds in a 60/40 split, adjustable rear seats for creating more legroom, and even a fold-flat front passenger seat for extra-long objects, the 2015 Toyota Prius V delivers in spades.
OUTSTANDING FUEL ECONOMY
Imagine you could get 40 mpg or so every day, almost regardless of how you drove? That's what it's like to be behind the wheel of the 2015 Prius V hybrid. Those EPA estimates of 44 mpg city, 40 highway and 42 combined are real, and not hard to achieve.
The 2015 Toyota Prius V has a generously sized and versatile interior, optimized for carrying up to five people or hauling cargo. The rear seats slide to quickly add more legroom for your long-inseam rear passengers. Alternatively, you can slide them forward to increase the already generous cargo area. Need more? Fold down those seats for SUV-like carrying capacity. Beyond the utility, there are storage areas for smaller items seemingly tucked everywhere in the Prius V. The interior design is futuristically modern, with all the controls and instruments isolated in an "island" in the middle of the dash.
There's no better way to describe the 2015 Toyota Prius V than the words "Prius wagon." From the front, there's no mistaking what family this car belongs to, and the same goes for the rear, too. Of course, there's that long roofline and sharply cut off rear, both of which contribute to the generous cargo and passenger space. This year's new nose brings the Prius V into the more modern Toyota design aesthetic, with squinty LED headlights and a large grille design. Prius V Two, Three and Four models have 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while the upper-end Prius V Five has 17-inchers.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2015 Toyota Prius V comes in four trim levels: Two, Three, Four and Five. The base Two model comes with automatic climate control, an Entune audio system with USB input and a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, a backup camera, cruise control, Bluetooth, and push-button start with remote entry. The Prius V Three adds an upgraded Entune system, power lumbar for the driver's seat, a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the gauges, and Smart Key passive entry. The Prius Four and Five add faux-leather seats and an 8-way power driver's seat, while the Five gets 17-inch alloy wheels.
Notable Optional Equipment
There's only one major option on the 2015 Prius V, and it's only available on the top-line Prius V Five. The Advanced Technology Package adds a Panoramic View Moonroof, premium JBL audio system, dynamic radar cruise control, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and an upgraded Entune system that includes navigation.
Under the Hood
There's only one powertrain available for the 2015 Toyota Prius V. A 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine is mated to a 60-kilowatt electric motor, sending a combined 134 horsepower to the front wheels through a gearless, continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT). It's essentially the same combination that's in the regular Prius, with the exception of a beefed up transmission. It's not exactly quick – not like that's the point of a Prius – but it does offer enough power to deal with urban conditions or merging with freeway traffic. And Toyota has years of hybrid experience, so Prius V owners can do their motoring with the peace of mind that comes with proven reliability.
4-cylinder hybrid (1.8-liter engine + 60-kilowatt electric motor)
134 net horsepower: 98 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm (gasoline engine) + 80 horsepower (electric motor)
105 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm (gasoline engine)
153 lb-ft of torque (electric motor)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 44/40 mpg
Base price for a 2015 Toyota Prius V Two starts at about $27,500 with the destination charge included. A Prius V Three starts at a little less than $29,000, while the new Prius V Four starts at a bit more than $30,000. The top-line Prius V Five starts at about $31,000, and if you add in the Advanced Technology Package, the price shoots up to more than $37,000. The base price for a Prius V is higher than the smaller Ford C-Max hybrid and the Volkswagen Jetta/Golf SportWagen TDI, and note that the diesel-powered Jetta beats the Prius V on the highway. Be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area paid for their 2015 Prius V. The Prius V’s resale value should hold up well, roughly on par with both the Ford C-Max and VW Jetta/Golf SportWagen TDI.
Toyota Prius v Consumer Reviews
August 10, 2018
Great car for the money!
We bought the Prius V for the gas mileage and the reliability, dependability, and low cost of ownership that is Toyota. Having said that...
June 04, 2018
This is my 2nd Prius, drove the first 10 years without a hiccup! The V has a little more room. Average mpg 40-44 depending on season.I...
November 14, 2017
Best Ive ever owned including Volvos
Love the car a little frustrating GpS system that seems to freeze. But even that can be forgiven for the great milage extra roomness,...
May 01, 2017
Comfortable, Plenty of Storage, Thrifty
Everything I wanted or needed. Fast enough and putting it in electric only for extra speed is great when you need it.
December 07, 2016
Great SUV sized wagon
I really like this automobile. I have over 69000 km on it in two and a half years of driving. There was one software update free from...
November 13, 2016
Best car I've ever owned
I bought the 2016 Prius V Five after driving a 2002 Prius for 14 years and only having two repairs in all that time, with each of the...
July 17, 2016
the car gets great gas mileage
It is spacious so a 6'person can sit in comfortably. Pretty comfortable inside. The back seat is as roomy as other mid size cars. The...
June 26, 2016
Reliable utility vehicle that is inexpensive
Toyota makes reliable cars. this car in almost 3 years has not needed a single repair except a tire replacment due to a flat.. Garage...
June 13, 2016
Best car Ever Owned
Always thought of the Prius as strange looking. However, "Persona" model in black with the additional chrome trim along the baseboards...
June 10, 2016
My 2012 Prius V now has 40,000 miles, several trips between Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida. Roominess and gas mileage are the best...