The Prius V wagon might look similar to the familiar Prius hatchback, but it's stretched in all dimensions to provide notably more cargo space and a roomier rear seat. Despite the larger size, Prius V's efficient gas-electric hybrid powertrain still gets an excellent 41 mpg overall, this is only three mpg less than the hatchback.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"This car will not win any drag races but does adequately for most situations. I love the automatic braking when in cruise control if the distance to the next vehicle gets too short. However, sometimes I found myself following a car going much slower than I wanted to go since the Prius just kept the distance constant."

Richard M., NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Not very powerful"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Even though the vehicle needs to switch from gas to battery, we almost never notice it. We're very satisfied with the drive and handling of this vehicle."

David W., MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It’s a Prius. It doesn’t have the ability to go fast in an emergency situation or it wouldn’t except for the “pwr‿ selector button. Otherwise the car is sluggish."

John A., KY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"handling, dependability,riding"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"great handling but ride is hard and rough on bad roads"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"If you know how to drive a 4 cylinder with knowing how much to push down the gas pedal this car accelerates quick enough to get on the highway and be at 55 to 60 fairly quickly. It's not a six cylinder that you can just go with but one that you squire a knowledge of how to best accelerate, once you've driven a four cylinder of any type you know how to handle this."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Handles well overall but not particularly good on icy or snowy roads"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It does not handle well in snowy weather - not enough clearance when snow has not been plowed off the street."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is ok but not super. Engine noise under hard acceleration is loud."

Steve P., SC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Not a fast car for acceleration, but better than most for a car of this type. Handles great on all types of roads, but not good on snow or ice."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very good acceleration, onto highways included. Passes other cars on local roads quickly, especially in the power mode. I love the radar-function connected to the speed-governance. Makes driving safer."

Doug M., ME (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The Prius is able to merge on the freeway with no problems. It's easy to maneuver in the city, and I can park it in seemingly inaccessible locations."

Roger L., OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"My main gripe is that the brakes can be VERY touchy at low speeds. I was the victim of a rear-end collision due to this feature. Other than that, it's a Prius, with the trade-offs that come with the territory. If you enjoy the fuel economy, the weird acceleration behavior (faster than expected off the blocks due to ev assist, not so much from the engine for passing), the buzzy noises from the CVT, and the numb steering are worth it."

Robert S., NJ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It takes awhile to get used to the Prius' acceleration because it isn't as quick as a nonhybrid car. However, I like the smooth feel to the acceleration, and I've learned how to give it more "punch" if I need to accelerate quickly."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration and handling are hard to beat."

Darrell G., OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great gas mileage and power and braking control when needed, but find the front seating uncomfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Accelerates well when merging into high speed traffic."

Philip B., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is poor but handling is adequate. Turning radius could be tighter."

Anonymous, HI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It has a large blind spot - I find it concerning that a car pulling up alongside me stays invisible for along time"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The backup screen is worthless. You can't really tell how close you are to stuff or exactly where the car will go. It really needs the guidelines that other auto makers have."

James A., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"When I need to accelerate quickly, the engine revs very high and I'm worried about wearing it out."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is slow on the interstate but fine for in town driving. The car handles well."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Wonderful commuter car. It's not a sports car but that's not why you buy a Prius. Handles well, accelerates fine and moves easily in traffic."

Norman T., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Easy handling, good turning radius, acceleration adequate and can switch to “power‿ mode if more acceleration needed going up mountains or merging into traffic."

Sandra L., PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"rides like a big go cart , fun car"

Roger P., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I always feel secure behind the wheel - perhaps because of the weight of the batteries it corners well in normal driving."

J P., MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is mildly but not fatally weak and somewhat noisy."

C D., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Handles great, needed acceleration is always readily available on demand with NO lag. Corners great.A pleasure to drive in this department"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Hilly terrain seems to challenge the motor more than I would like, even with the PWR button."

Anonymous, VT (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"runs out of steam at top end wish had more power."

Jim T., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Good acceleration. The CVT makes it easy to accelerate when I need to, no matter what speed."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is terrible & the engine sounds as if it is over-revving. Handling is ok but the ride is harsh."

Mike M., TN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Occasionally when driving and a bump is hit, the car 'skips' and appears to lose traction briefly. Very scary."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Wonderful acceleration from stopping position, immediate and responsive"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Handling. This could be related to the tires but the traction seems less than on other cars I've owned. The front wheels will spin on occassion."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"This car surprised me by how much fun it is to drive. It is amazingly responsive and hugs the road great on curves. It is remarkably "peppy". I also love how easy it is to park and maneuver in tight quarters. I just love this car!"

LINDA P., IN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The acceleration is obviously slow due to the size of the gas engine. But engaging the power mode, which combines the gas and electric motor, transforms the acceleration into a very satisfactory amount for merging into high speed traffic."

WARREN L., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Handles sloppily, slow."

JOYCE G., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"adequate, economical"

BILL H., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Super acceleration in "power" mode"......"

LARRY W., AL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is very poor. Drive is noisy."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The handling is very good. I'm still getting used to the hybrid, but it's quicker than I expected."

THOMAS R., DE (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration slow and noisy. Struggles up hills. Handling is sure and certain. Turning radius too wide"

JOEL A., MD (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Handles very well, acceleration is reasonable"

M M., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Rear window wipers rub against the window making noise and scratching the window. brought car back to dealer and they couldn't fix the problem. the housing over the blade is not manufacture correctly and rubs on window making noise...."

JOSEPH Z., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"This car turns on a dime and has great road handling and quite adequate acceleration."

ROLLIN S., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The Prius is very sharp looking, handles excellently on typical highway travel. It rides lower than is appropriate for a person to own if they live on rock-covered roads and is not effective on snow. It is a dream to drive! The body is built horribly cheaply. Prior to this car, I never had to re-connect plastic on the bottom of a car and never became helpless when trying to back out of a parking spot due to three inches of snow. The pluses outweigh the minuses in my mind, but the price does"

AMY M., KS (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It took some time to learn to drive this car. I believe it has changed my way of driving in a more positive way. I am more relaxed when I drive."

ALEX C., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is dismal at best. Toyota put a Prius Hatchback engine into a Prius V...dumb idea."

CARL J., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The automatic cruise control that changes speed as cars slow down behind you works great."

BARTON S., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The acceleration, while adequate, is not as quick as it could be."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I want to complain about all the electronic whine and reedy noises coming from the dash as it goes through its various charge/accelerate/neutral phases. It should be silent."

ROGER H., MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration and handling are okay but definitely could and should be improved. Especially from the electric motor/battery side. Also a little extra insulation to reduce road noise on roads with a rough surface would be a nice improvement. At the end of the day, we love the car."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I was not expecting the car to be as responsive as it is. It moves for a small engine."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is week and not what I expected from a car with electric drive"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great gas mileage, bad acceleration...what can you say about a four cylinder engine? It handles very well. I really like the steering."

DONALD T., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The turning radius of this vehicle is one of the best I've ever experienced. The steering is true and easy. Parking in any type of space is a breeze. Acceleration is great especially getting onto freeways."

LYNN O., AZ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I would prefer a little more horsepower, right now it is just adequate."

ANDREW W., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The car is able to keep up with traffic and accelerate just fine. I have used power mode at times but it is not really required I am able to manage speed and acceleration as needed"

Benjamin J., WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Tight suspension; feel most of bumps in road. Slow acceleration if I want to keep my MPG high."

R S., NJ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Yes, the MPG is high, but other cars are starting to approach PRIUS in fuel economy with much better handling/acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Had an avalanche excellent vehicle, ride is very poor, back seat area is not very good. Vehicle is OK but not great."

Robert T., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is TERRIBLE. It takes a long time to accelerate from 0 to even 30. Later models are supposed to be better but this year model is awful."

Fern R., RI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"When in Eco mode, acceleration is adequate. For freeway, highway driving, need to take out of Eco mode for merging and passing."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Love the MPG but the acceleration is very slow on highway on-ramps making it frequently a dangerous manover to merge."

Jorg H., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"This car handles reasonably well but in any venue, acceleration from a stop at a light, passing or merging, it is just pitiful."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"For its size and power, it drives very well."

Eric K., IN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It is great to drive on the highway, gets up to passing speed quickly. And the steering is tight, I can turn in very small spaces."

Ellen B., PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"THE FINEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED IN EVERY ASPECT. I EXPECT TO GET 300M MILES WITH NOT EVEN ONE PROBLEM."

Darrell G., OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The handling is smooth, but the acceleration is sluggish, I hesitate to pass anyone when driving this vehicle."

James M., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Our 2013 Prius V is built for high mileage, not sporty handling. That said, I find the handling reliable and the acceleration sufficient to merge onto interstates in heavy traffic. I really appreciate the tight turning radius and quality backup camera - they make it easy to park in the most challenging places."

Patrick M., AL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Quick acceleration isn't a reason why to buy a hybrid."

Frank T., NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"GAS MILEAGE"

Joseph Z., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable although the lumbar support hits in the wrong place for me."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Large bucket seats are very comfortable and can be adjusted in a number of ways."

James N., IL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seats and driving position are very comfortable - particularly for long rides. The car is quiet and handles well (I always feel secure behind the wheel.)"

J P., MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Driving noise inside the car at freeway speeds is way too loud!"

William H., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Personal comfort is less than desired on long trips, as you begin begin to feel the underlying seat supports (maybe a padded seat cover or after market seat cushion would fix). Would prefer less road noise. Ride is very good otherwise."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"No back support for trips over 45 minutes. Lumber support is minimal at best. Super noisy like all hatch backs. Have to increase audio volume the faster you go."

A N., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Quieter would be better"

Dan G., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"THE SEATS ARE COMFORTABLE BUT COULD BE PADDED A LITTLE BETTER"

Gerald D., CT (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seats are somewhat hard; most notable in Long distance driving. Noise and ride are fine"

Chris S., OK (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It’s the abs system. Each Toyota I have ow"

Carol H., CT (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"they just aren't comfortable"

Richard L., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"My wife & I both become uncomfortable sitting in the passenger seat during a long trip. Pain in the hip, restless leg, etc."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats are semi-comfortable. There is a lot of road noise."

David J., AZ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"high level of road noise, little shock protection"

Jim G., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Comfortable seats, minimal noise, good smooth ride"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Higher seats are a plus for getting in and out. The interior is somewhat noisier than desired. Both road noise and engine noise is louder than desired. Ride is ok, but could be better."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"front seats could use better lumbar support. Cabin noise while driving on expressway is very loud & it can be hard to have conversations. The noisy ride is the only reason I am considering replacing this vehicle with a quieter car."

Marcia M., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"very comfortable car to take trips in do like that it is a shame that they don't make them anymore was going to up grade to newer one but my have to find a used one now."

Jim T., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Supportive seats front and back; large leg room in back. Engine noise intrudes under acceleration."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Interior noise is very high. Can't make quality phone calls"

William B., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"road noise is still problem with quiet engine. surface noise is consistently heard over all road surfaces. Needs more insulation I guess..."

Paul R., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Quite and comfort for both driver and passenger. Fuel economy wonderful. Maintenance issues - nil. Self generating braking ... very nice. Visibility all around - limited blind spots. A very well thought out and designed unit."

Anonymous, DE (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"VERY NOISY, lots of road noise, when gas engine is engaged lots of engine noise"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats are comfortable and the ride is good."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The center console cupholder squeeks. I have tried everything to stop it."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very Comfortable. I am short & with seat was higher so I could see the corners of the car."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very good road car. Comfortable seats and ride however, the noise level is acceptable but not great!"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Too much road noise. The removal o sound absorption materials to get better gas mileage is not worth it."

Robert H., SC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Good - mileage Bad - Road Noise awful! Poor suspension"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seat adjustment is a manual pump-type handle. Would rather have electric adjustment. Seat position is uncomfortable. Ride is hard but steering response is good. Vehicle is very noisy, so much so that it is hard to hear the radio."

Mike M., TN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"This has been the most fabulous car I have ever owned in all respects."

Darrell G., OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Road noise is high"

Howard B., OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats are not especially comfortable. They're OK, but could use more cushioning. Also the center armrest is pretty much useless for short people while driving."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Front and back seats very comfortable on long trips. Driving position great"

Steve P., SC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Tons of leg room in the back seat; very comfortable and highly adjustable."

Anonymous, VT (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"interior noisey"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Tuesdays are comfortable with good leg room. Heated seats are wonderful.in the winter months. The leather stays clean and is easy to maintain. There is also good leg room in the back for passengers. Overall the car is quiet with the exception of acceleration from the electronic transmission. The car runs quiet. It's not a luxury ride over bumps but handles them with a good quick recovery."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The road noise sometimes is a bit loud! I wished it had duel climate control and control for the back seat."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Comfortable seats. Expensive "moon roof does not open" which is absurd given the cost. Top of the line model does not come with power seat that lower level models come with."

MICHAEL R., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It can be noisy. Would be good if there was a sound dreading option. That would be a good option for just about any vehicle. Most high end vehicles have this as standard."

GLENN D., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"seats are not as comfortable for a long journey. Outside noise and motor noise can be quieter"

JAMES F., NJ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The climate control system is frustrating. In the winter, the heat boils out at the feet and head areas and the torso and arms/hands are left to freeze. The AC is way too lethargic on the automated setting when starting out. I especially have trouble on a humid summer morning (outside temps in the mid to upper 70s), when the AC (set between 70-72) seems to think it doesn't really need to come on. Fiddling with the overrides while driving is distracting."

JENNIFER S., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I wish the front seats had electronic controls. The manual controls are hard to use. The leather seats become very hot in summer."

MARY E., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I keep bumping my elbow on the console."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Audio unheard in rear due to speakers located in the doors. Outside noise is loud. Seats are uncomfortable for travel over an hour. Trunk area not large enough. I would have chosen The hybrid Camry if I knew it existed when I went in"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Climate control good. Maintains set temp. Road noise very pron ounced. Poor insulation, door seals. Ride is stiff. Road shocks transmitted to riders"

JOEL A., MD (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Ride is fairly smooth. Head/neck rests are angled too far forward for me. Might be ok if you recline the seat, but I like to sit upright."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats are fine around town but get uncomfortable on road trips."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I am a short fat person so I wish that the steering wheel was higher so I could move the seat up more. Everything else is great."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seats both front and rear are very comfortable. On certain types of road surfaces there is a lot of road noise which may just be the original tires."

STEPHEN M., SC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seating is comfortable, with more space than it looks before getting into the vehicle."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Have noticed more road noise than I would have expected with the car. Maybe I'm just more sensitive to it now."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seats are very comfortable, but the ride is pretty stiff and and quite a bit of road noise makes it's way into the interior."

RICK R., AR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"could be quieter"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"All Toyotas have a head rest that leans too far in toward the driver and passenger. In order to be comfortable, I must put a small pillow behind my back to move myself forward, away from the headrest. This is what I must do to keep the headrest from pushing my head and next uncomfortably forward."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats are manual adjustment and can be difficult to position properly for comfort."

TOM C., IA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"This is my second Prius. I had a 2007 I enjoyed driving, with more bells and whistles than my current car. However, this vehicle always surprises me with excellent comfort, both in the city and out on the road. Have taken it for long drives (1100 mi+) and I still enjoy driving it..."

JAMES H., WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Front seats are very uncomfortable. Daughter has a 2012 Prius that has better fronto seats."

TOM H., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"50 series tires make for a harsh ride for a family car. Road noise is bad. A/C is slow and marginal."

RUTH A., NV (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Acceleration is very slow on this model. The ride is not quiet nor the ride smooth."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Noise is the only item that we find annoying. Otherwise our expectations were exceeding based on the short test ride."

JOHN E., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Noisey"

CHARLES S., CO (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I find there is too much road noise when riding in the car. Obviously the car engine is quiet but car needs more insulation or tighter air leaks control. I think the noise comes up through the bottom of the doors."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"the Camry is quieter then the Prius. Wish the Prius had power driver seat. Dual air control would be nice too."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Lumbar support is too high for lumbar support. Adjustment only increases or decreases and does not change vertical height. Road & wind noise is moderately high."

A R., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"both front and rear seats are not comfortable for long trips"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Exceptionall handling, quiet ride!!!! Super fuel record plus great air condition system...."

LARRY W., AL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Road noise is a bit loud"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"For a small car the ride is uncomfortable and noisy on the highway. In town driving is ok."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seats are a bit hard and driving long distances is hard on lower back and legs."

CHRIS S., OK (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The interior is very noisy during acceleration and sustained high-speed driving (70mph +)."

CARL J., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The Prius handles very well and is comfortable. It has some wind noise that I don't like. Of course I would like more acceleration with the great gas mileage. I don't like the way the back seats fold down and leave a lumpy surface which you are told not to put any weight on."

DONALD T., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Both my wife and I find the seats a little firm and so we both use cushions."

GORDON H., ON (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Driving position somewhat uncomfortable. Leg room lacking."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I have gone for long trips in this vehicle and I am so comfortable the entire trip. It has excellent heat and air conditioning for more comfort. My passengers are also very comfortable and are happy with the great leg room in the rear seating area."

LYNN O., AZ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It looks kind of like a tank; seats are not very comfortable; problems with rodents getting into the cabin filter are the worst of any car I have had; navigation system is quirky and difficult to use and control; backup system is hard to see; pretty costly considering that I consider it only adequate in many areas; mileage is good, handling and acceleration are good; no problems with major systems, mostly comfort, rodent access and "extras""

TIM T., MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Love the car but the road noise is high. Very difficult to communicate to passengers in the back seat."

DENNIS H., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Road noise and drivers seat doesn't move back far enough"

PAT C., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The driver and passenger seats are very comfortable, but the rear seats are hard and uncomfortable. Climate control is great! It's pretty noisy inside the cabin, as engine noise upon acceleration is all in the cabin and road noise is significant. The ride is what you would expect from this car, you can feel this bumps and irregularities in the road, but the handling is perfect."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Rear hatch door difficult to operate for smaller person. No light in the cargo area, much needed in the dark."

MICHAEL W., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I'm 6'2'' and as with most cars I considered, headrests push my head forward uncomfortably when I sit up straight. I do like the center-console speedometer because the adjustable steering column does not block my view of it. Spouse really likes the adjustable lumbar support. Good rear legroom."

EUGENE R., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seating comfort is great. Defrost control is amazing Road noise is higher than I'd like - a major factor is saying we probably would not purchase again"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The outside of the vehicle is extremely cheaply built; the bottom is covered in plastic that is held in place with plastic widgets. What a gorgeous car though. I have always enjoyed the ride, the looks and the inside space available. However, I drive the vehicle many, many miles (84,000 in 2.5 years) and do not get in a big hurry - otherwise, the rate of acceleration would bother me. I have had body shops secure the under-carriage plastic in place four times."

AMY M., KS (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The noise level is as reported in your reviews, It is noisy especially under acceleration."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It is surprisingly comfortable on long trips for a Small car."

TOM Q., TN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The road noise is somewhat loud at times, especially on the highway."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Seats are firm, but comfortable. Rear seat adjusts forward and backward, plus recline. To my knowledge, no other midsized wagon does this. Ride is not bad, but tends to be a little rough on side to side uneven pavement like driveways. Road noise is pretty pronounced on certain types of pavement. More sound deadening would be appreciated. A salesman stated that the newer model has been improved."

DONALD B., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I spend a lot of time in the car during my trips. The seats could be more comfortable. And a little quieter."

JIM V., IA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Lumbar support could be improved. Around town drives are fine, but on drives over 25 miles I develope lower back discomfort. Ride and noise are great, exceeding my expections."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"There's a lot of road noise to contend with in the car. We understand that if we sipe the tires, the noise will improve. We will try that on the next set of tires."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I would like to see the Prius made with more quality in mind. Door are tinny and doesn't have a smooth ride."

Anonymous, NE (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The interior is very noisy. The road noise is so loud that we have to turn radio volume up so we can hear the program."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats are comfortable but the road noise is godawful, especially on highways and at higher speeds. Same goes for the ride--in really cold weather on a highway, it is quite like riding in a poorly insulated tin can."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Noise level, not good. Highway speeds cause noise level to rise so that the voice commands don't work. It can not under stand me when the noise level is elevated."

Mike P., OK (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"My wife's car, and it remains very noisy during an expressway drive.... Difficult to hear phones. Also, my wife is short, and the seats push her head forwards, and she finds that very uncomfortable. Now uses multiple pillows to asssist with this. Central console also allows for lost items, like I commented on my Camry... Otherwise, these are great cars but such issues can push us to consider Honda or other car opportunities.. We have purchased toyota for some many years."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seating is comfortable, but the engine noise is very intrusive in the passenger cabin."

James M., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very roomy, very flexible vehicle. great for hauling and traveling. Well designed vehicle, ride could be better"

Robert T., OH (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Noisy at highway speed"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"great value, impressed with the mileage and headlights"

Richard L., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Overall a good city car. The hybrid gets great gas mileage and the station wagon shape allows it to hold a lot, especially with the rear seats down."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The car is reliable, dependable and gets great mileage."

Norman T., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very reliable. Haven't had any repairs since 2013, just usual maintenance. Very good gas mileage--the tank holds 10 gallons to go close to 400 miles. We would definitely buy this car again."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very few problems with little maintenance costs Good gas mileage though much worse than expected"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Leather seats clean easily- I have 3 LABs. Get better mileage than sticker. Bigger space to transport self and dogs. So far - no major problems."

Sandra L., PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It is very reliable and economical for gas mileage and repairs"

Beverly C., NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Well built car for a fair price. Good value. Very reliable automobile. Few repairs."

Philip B., NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It runs great but has a problem with the body dents too Easy."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"great value and dependability"

Roger P., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Price worth the value."

Sarah K., MO (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Amazing gas mileage for the amount of room"

Don F., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"At 156000 miles we have no repairs. Only routine maintenance such as oil, tires, brakes, etc. Gas mileage is about 39-40 mpg which saves us over $100 a month compared to a similarly sized non-hybid."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very good cargo space for vehicle size and mpg. Very low maintenance and running cost. Reliable."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"While the initial cost might be higher than similar vehicles, the superior mpg you get makes up for it. I believe that we paid a very reasonable price for the vehicle."

David W., MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great reliability until 142000 miles- now experiencing major oil burning issues"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I was happy with the value I received for what I paid but disappointed that it was lacking a few needed details like a compass, night lighting for certain functions (garage door buttons) and better navigation system."

Dianne J., GA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Excellent mileage per gallon of gas."

James N., IL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great comfort and mpg!"

C M., WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"We got just what we wanted--a decent vehicle, with fantastic gas mileage"

Richard P., PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Does what I purchased it for very well"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Comfortable ride, very usable cargo space and great gas milage."

Warren U., PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great value. No maintenance expenses other than regular service at recommended intervals"

Richard L., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very reliable and excellent gas mileage. The wagon body is very good for large loads."

B J., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"No problems with this car - ever!"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Have not replaced anything (including brakes) to date. Both husband and wife enjoy driving it. Not sure what will happen when the batteries have to be replaced. Not too sure about dealership though, that check everything and sell minor stuff wipers, tires, etc. Does not do major repairs if required.?"

Anonymous, DE (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Very important now with higher gas prices."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It is utterly reliable, gets excellent gas mileage, is comfortable for long trips and has more luggage and storage room than you would expect."

Penny B., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"A better car than I expected. Rides great, great gas mileage & comfortable. I would buy another Prius based on our experience with this car."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great vahe - superb engineering"

Harry L., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"For the price, it has a lot of features that are not standard with larger cars in that price range. Add in the phenomenal gas mileage and the PriusV is a wonderful value."

ANDREW W., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I really like the fact that I can drive over 400 miles(10 Gallon tank). That I have not had expensive Repairs or upkeep."

ALEX C., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Comfortable, but not extravagant. Poor acceleration, but not a big factor for me."

DAN L., GA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great car, great mileage, very comfortable to drive. No regrets!"

PAUL T., ON (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"EXPENSIVE navigation system is a piece of junk and less capable than a $200 Garmin. It also costs $180/year to upgrade the maps (vs free upgrades on a Garmin)"

MICHAEL R., VA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I love the Prius, this is my second one. It is an overall quality vehicle, the only repairs are maintenance related. We usually keep our vehicles for 7-10 years so this is a great vehicle for someone who wants long lasting life from a vehicle."

E G., ON (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Fair price for the ride, comfort, and miles per gallon."

WILLIAM W., MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"This is my second Prius. I have put 100K miles on each. This Prius has not had ANY repairs or maintenance other that oil changes and tires. Great value. I would get another."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"With a 5.4 liters per 100k over 120000k very economical. Zero repairs not even brakes or tires. I use winter tires."

ROBERT C., MB (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The Prius has been very reliable and the mpg are great. As someone who retains cars for 5+ years it makes economic sense to own."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Mpg great"

LARRY A., SC (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"if you want a car that gets good mileage and is reliable, but is nothing special this is it. Toyota needs to do some work on the options that come with it; visibility is not good and getting in and out is difficult; low to ground"

TIM T., MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The car has lots of cargo room and gets excellent gas mileage."

JONATHAN B., MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"When cell phone is plugged into charger, the audio system automatically opens up "Music" on iPhone and begins playing it through the speakers. It is very annoying, but we can't figure out how to keep it from happening. Visibility is better in this "station wagon" Prius than it is in the original model which we had before. I am not happy with the graphite color - it seems to disappear in the dark and twice people have backed into it at night while it was parked on the street. Nobody ever back"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I believe this particular car was somewhat over-priced by the dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"My purpose in buying the Prius V was the savings recieved on gas mileage! I have been very happy with it in that respect. It is not as heavy a car (or luxurious) as the Toyota CamryXLE that we had before trading, but I have enjoyed the savings on travel and having more room in our "wagon"."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Went to a regular dealer instead of Carmax, and still feel very ripped off."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"mpg and high quality--no repairs."

BILL H., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I'm at 58k miles and mix of city and highway - have yet to change brakes."

Anonymous, DE (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Purchased using Costco auto program. Good price"

THOMAS E., OR (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The Prius is not a cheap car, but I am very satisfied with my purchase because of the excellent gas mileage, general comfort for myself and my passengers, and driving experience."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The Prius V has excellent fuel efficiency and comes with most of the desirable options, including a good stereo, rear camera, comfortable seating, and the high quality you would expect from a Toyota."

TERRY T., MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"High gas mileage, good features for the cost,environmentally friendly"

Ira R., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The seats could be more comfortable. They get uncomfortable after 4 or 5 hours of driving."

H P., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I drive a lot for my job, and the value of the gas mileage is fantastic. I won't get another car that isn't a hybrid or electric..."

Steven D., NJ (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"a bit more expensive than similarly outfitted midsize cars, and a bit less refined, but perfect reliability and amazing gas mileage"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The fuel efficiency is the main advantage of this vehicle."

Terry T., MA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It is inexpensive to opperate"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Careful driving rewarded by near-50 mph"

James K., WI (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great value, lots of cargo space, surprisingly roomy rear seats with lots of leg room. Actually wanted a station wagon like the old Camry wagon but the Prius V has almost as much cargo space."

Jorg H., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Excellent vehicle with lots of room and great mileage. Problems are road noise and voice command that never worked right"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Reliable, great gas mileage, good size (V model), range"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Great gas mileage, no problems provided you keep up with maintenance"

Sally D., ME (2013 Toyota Prius V)

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"Had the 2012 foolishly traded it in. Cup holders are smaller. Back bumper protector thing on top isn't on my model. That's all"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Roomy. Outside plain, especially the rear. Extreme road noise in interior compartment. CVR transmission works fine but always sound "over wound" (e.g. like a over revving manual that needs to up shift). *********MAJOR FLAW Plastic Oil filter housing cracked (not on threads but on the top, inside an indentation) causing slow loss of all oil. MAJOR FLAW*******"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"great economy car with tons of room"

ROGER P., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"Modern and exciting."

LOREN C., FL (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"I like the styling. I particularly like the roof line/window design."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"visibility difficulty out left and right front sides due to heavy support columns"

MICHAEL W., TX (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"It looks very "economical" inside. I consider it an upscale car, but the inside is flimsy, not really comfortable or plush."

DONNA B., MD (2013 Toyota Prius V)

"The care just flows through the air with a terrific desigh."

ROLLIN S., CA (2013 Toyota Prius V)

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