2017 Toyota Prius v Overview
Those who love the efficiency and styling of the original Prius but want a little bit more space will appreciate the 2017 Toyota Prius v. This hybrid hatchback is large enough to provide the versatility families need, but still maintains the efficiency that has become associated with the Prius family of vehicles. Between the latest technology, excellent fuel economy, and top safety, the Prius v is well worth your consideration. There are even four trim levels to choose from, so you can customize this hybrid to meet your needs.
The Prius v is larger than the original Prius, but still small enough to make it easy to maneuver and park, especially thanks to the rearview camera. You can opt for single LED project headlights featuring both low and high beams and an automatic on/off function. There are also LED accent lights that generate a clean white light with a long life and use significantly less energy compared to traditional headlights, giving you more ways your Prius v reduces your impact on the planet. Just looking at the Prius v makes it clear that this model has an aerodynamic design. The triangular silhouette helps improve airflow so you consume less fuel when driving.
Choosing the 2017 Prius v over the other members of the Prius family gives you a truly spacious and versatile interior, complete with 34.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. To make this even better, the rear seats slide forward and back, recline, and fold so you can dramatically increase the cargo capacity of your hybrid. This also lets you maximize legroom in the already spacious rear seat or bring your children closer to you while you drive. If that isn’t enough storage for you, take advantage of the smaller storage areas throughout the cabin that are perfect for a first aid kit, water bottle, or flashlight. Opt for the Panoramic View Moonroof to add a window to the sky that every passenger can see in your Prius v.
The seats in the Prius v can be trimmed in SofTex to give you the look and feel of genuine leather with half the weight and significantly fewer CO2 emissions and VOCs than the average synthetic leather. To find the perfect position, opt for the 8-way adjustable seat with power lumbar for the driver. You can also add heating to the front seats to fend off the chilly weather. The Smart Key System lets you easily unlock the doors or even start your Toyota with the key fob in your pocket or purse.
Like most Toyotas, the 2017 Prius v comes standard with Entune Audio complete with advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, a CD player, and six speakers along with a 6.1-inch touchscreen. There is also a version called Entune Premium JBL Audio featuring the App Suite and Integrated Navigation. You get eight JBL GreenEdge speakers, a navigation system that includes HD Radio Doppler weather and predictive traffic, and the Entune App Suite. The app suite includes your favorite apps for music streaming, making reservations, and buying movie tickets, as well as the ability to check sports scores, news, gas prices, and more. This system also adds HD and Satellite radio for even more music listening options.
There is also plenty of technology to help you keep tabs on your driving efficiency. The Hybrid System Indicator lets you know your driving efficiency so you can go further on each gallon. There is also an energy monitor to show your hybrid system’s real-time operations, a screen that shows you your current average efficiency, and even an ECO Score so you know which areas you can improve.
Efficiency and Powertrain
Thanks to an efficient hybrid powertrain and smart design, the 2017 Prius v delivers 41 mpg combined, perfect for those who want to spread out their trips to the gas station. As expected, the Prius v uses the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive, which has been tested and used throughout the years, showing off its reliability. Between the 1.8-liter engine and the electric motor, you get 134 net horsepower to propel you. The Prius v is also a Super Low Emissions Vehicle, so you know it generates significantly fewer smog-forming emissions than typical gas-powered models.
When driving, you get the choice of three driving modes. The ECO Mode works to maximize your fuel efficiency while the EV Mode drives you using only the battery power for a half-mile. If you want enhanced acceleration and increased gas pedal response, choose POWER Mode. If you need heavy acceleration, the gas engine will kick into gear and the battery will increase the drive power of the electric motor. As you slow down, the gas engine can turn off, letting the electric motor turn your momentum into electricity that is then stored in the battery. When you are completely stopped, it turns off the gas engine to reduce emissions and conserve fuel.
You will find all of the latest safety features in the 2017 Toyota Prius v, including dynamic radar cruise control, which follows a preset distance, automatically adjusting your speed. The lane departure alert system lets you know when you are drifting out of your lane, and the pre-collision system prevents frontal collisions with some help from a camera and laser radar. It will warn you with visual and audible cues about an impending collision. If you don’t take action, it can automatically apply the brakes. Auto high beams enhance your visibility by switching from low to high beams and back based on whether they detect the headlights of oncoming vehicles. If you want someone to have your back 24/7, add Safety Connect with emergency assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator, and roadside assistance. Don’t forget that a rearview camera comes standard on the 2017 Prius v. Other standard safety features include the Star Safety System, seven airbags, and enough LATCH anchors for your family to strap in all your children.
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