2014 Toyota Prius V Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Toyota Prius V performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Toyota Prius V Video Transcript
Reviewers agree the 2014 Toyota Prius V offers lackluster acceleration, but say its comfortable ride and excellent fuel economy are redeeming qualities. Hi! I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video we'll take a closer look at the Prius V's performance.
The Toyota Prius V features a 1.8 Liter 4 cylinder engine and an electric motor that produced 134 hp combined. A CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission comes standard. The Prius V gets an EPA estimated 44 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway, which is about average for a hybrid but quite good for a wagon.
Test drivers say the Prius V is slow, but they also write that the gas engine and electric motor operates smoothly. Some appreciate the Prius V's seamless transitions between gas and electric power. Critics note that the Prius V doesn't feel sporty, but they also say that it has a comfortable ride and composed handling that should suit most buyers. Some think that the steering could provide more feedback, but other say it's precise. The Prius V also earns praise for its strong breaks and good paddle field.
To learn more about the 2014 Toyota Prius V check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing vehicles like the Ford C-Max Hybrid and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI.Read more
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