Car Review 2014 Toyota Prius V Two Wagon

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Car Review: 2014 Toyota V Two Wagon

by on November 20,


Full Car Review by No Fluff

Let me show you the type of fawning we are dealing with

On one popular car review site, a wrote a review of the 2014 Prius V that consisted of two words: Love it. The caption of the When in doubt, buy a Toyota. All but one of the performance categories were at five stars. Though it credulity, 33 people said the review was helpful.

The English has a nice word for this brown-nosing. It is the thing a cat does it plaintively meows and slides its owner s ankles.

I come from a long of Toyota brown-nosers myself, and I to

protest that. that

Oh They re right.

The Prius V is a Prius gone genius. and taller than the Prius the Prius wagon offers 60 extra cargo capacity, fuel economy and multitudes of features. It even looks

Like its older sibling, the V that s V as in Arabic number, not numeral utilizes a 1.8-liter engine paired with a duo of motors. Working together, the generate 134 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of The torque, as is typical for hybrids, is spread out across the powerband, means that drivers do not to floor the pedal to make the move.

Did someone say something about All relative, of course. Equipped a slothful continuously variable front-wheel drive and four tires, the Prius V would a race against a man on a unicycle. burdened by its 3,274 pounds of and liquids, it takes more 10 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph.

The is soft and poofy; the over-assisted is dead silent; the wagon like it is balanced on a teeter-totter. As cars go, the Prius V is somewhere of a Ford Econoline. Don t know that is?


Average Joe and his of course, will lose no over the Prius timid It has a comfortable ride over highways and a tight turning for urban parking. The Prius has a Power mode for quick of superhero-ness and an Eco mode for mid-speed Short of alpine mountain the Prius V wagon should be to make its way anywhere in the United

It also achieves notable scores in NHTSA and IIHS testing.

Now onto the big cheese, or as the might say, the raison d which sounds suspiciously raisin death tray. The V achieves 40 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. No one does it better. I recently on a 3,000-mile road-trip in a Chevrolet I wasn t paying for fuel, the Lord and based off some calculations, we would have about $500 had we driven a V.

One could argue and I am doing that, in fact that the sum of the Prius V is road trips and Depot sprees. With than 67 cubic feet of cargo space, the V has enough to swallow golf bags, and small children (not all at With all seats up, the wagon has 40 cubic feet of carrying The cabin accommodates up to five and the rear seat, thanks to the s tall roof and wide has space for fully fledged

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It also slides, reclines, and flat. In addition to its massive the Prius V has a plus-sized glovebox, console bin and a handful of pockets, and holders strewn throughout. The of the interior, from its design to to its craftsmanship, has all the personality of a screwdriver.

As in years past, the 2014 Prius V Two is one of three feature Three and Five (Four is AWOL and will be reported located). As the cheapest Prius V, the Two at $27,460. Rolling on 16-inch wheels, the PV2 includes basic like automatic air-conditioning, an steering wheel, adjustable seats, radio and keyless

And that dear readers, is it. No

No fluff would be a superb tagline for the 2014 Toyota V Two. Its attractions are its simplicity, its its functionality. It is, perhaps, the ultimate and the multi-talented wagon justly its fanatical fandom.


1.8-liter hybrid engine: 134 horsepower/153 pound-feet of (total)

Continuously variable (CVT)

40/44/42 mpg (FWD)

MSRP: $27,460

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