This wagon version of the previous-generation Prius offers a very roomy rear seat and a generous cargo area. It's about the size of the Ford C-Max, its main competitor. Despite its extra weight and a less aerodynamic shape, the V still got an excellent 41 mpg overall in our tests. The electric motor and engine have to work fairly hard, especially when the car is loaded with cargo. The ride is comfortable and composed, but uneven pavement can cause an annoying side-to-side rocking. Handling is sound, with responsive, but uninspiring, steering. Rear visibility is better than in the standard Prius. The Prius V now scores a Good in the latest IIHS small-overlap crash test. A larger 4.1-inch dash-top screen for trip computer functions is also new.