Toyota Prius V Interior
Most automotive journalists agree that the 2014 Toyota Prius v has plenty of passenger and cargo space and many easy-to-use features. While some auto writers think that the interior feels premium, others say the interior trim is too cheap-looking.
- "The Prius v's dashboard is more conventional than the spaceship-like dash in the regular Prius, but it's more upscale, too, in both appearance and construction. If you want the nicest Prius on the market, the Prius v is it." -- AutoTrader
- "While the cabin may excel at being functional, it's not especially pleasing to look at. As with the Prius hatchback, the Prius V's cabin design is plainer and less ambitious than what you'll find in the competition. Materials quality is inconsistent; while some plastics are nicely grained, others look flimsy and low-budget." -- Edmunds (2013)
- "Interior trim is tasteful and well assembled, but not lavish. Some unexpected surfaces are padded which help keep the interior's hard plastics from becoming overwhelming." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
The 2014 Prius v seats five and comes standard with cloth seats. Leatherette upholstery and heated front seats are included on the top-of-the-line Prius v Five. Most reviewers agree that all seating positions are comfortable in the Prius v. They especially like the generous legroom in the second row, as well as the fact that the second-row seats can recline and slide back and forth, which test drivers say increases comfort for taller passengers.
- "The back seat in the regular Prius is already accommodating, but the Prius v does it one better with sliding/reclining rear-seat functionality and a significantly higher rear cushion, allowing long-legged passengers to ride with full under-thigh support." -- AutoTrader
- "Large adults will find plenty of headroom and legroom on comfortable seats." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
- "A reclining backseat slides fore and aft, allowing you to choose between limolike legroom and expansive cargo capacity." -- Edmunds (2013)
- "Nobody who is consigned to the second row of the Prius V will complain about a lack of space. For being a car, this car is simply big, inside and out." -- Car and Driver (2013)
Standard features on the 2014 Toyota Prius v include a touch-screen infotainment system, keyless entry, push-button start, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a USB port and a backup camera. The Prius v Three model adds navigation and the Entune App Suite, which connects with your smartphone and allows you to control apps like Pandora Internet radio using the Prius v’s touch-screen infotainment system. The advanced technology package, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and an automatic self-parking system, is optional on the Prius v Five.
Reviewers say the Prius v has easy-to-read buttons and gauges. Some write that the center-mounted instrument display, which contains the speedometer and other gauges, seems unusual at first, but isn’t hard to get used to.
- "The digital gauges and hybrid system displays will be familiar to any Prius veteran, and none of the controls or readouts take much time to get used to." -- AutoTrader
- "User-friendliness is the prevailing theme within the Prius V's cabin. Controls are large and clearly labeled, and the shift lever is placed within easy reach, high on the center stack near the steering wheel." -- Edmunds (2013)
- "Clearly marked buttons are the norm for most functions, and the main instrument display is at the top center of the dashboard. Its location can be jarring at first, but quickly becomes second nature." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
The 2014 Toyota Prius v has 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 67.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. Reviewers are pleased with the space, which is competitive for the class and more than what some compact SUVs offer. Several test drivers also note that the Prius v has useful small-item storage spaces.
- "There are storage spots throughout the interior, including space under the rear seats for such as umbrellas." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The large cargo area is easy to access with a good size rear hatch and low load floor. Large underfloor storage bins add to Prius v's practical nature. The split rear seat backs fold to create a flat floor, and the standard fold-flat front-passenger seat makes loading very long items a breeze. Interior storage is good with two gloveboxes, a console bin, door pockets, cupholders, and a large open console bin at the base of the dashboard." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
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