Toyota cars have always been fairly popular, but the advent of the Toyota Prius brought them to a new level in the world of automobile sales. The 2015 Toyota Prius v is set to raise the bar even higher by offering an updated design along with brand-new features. This is an update of the original Prius v, which was named “Best Car to Buy” by Green Car Report in 2012, tying with the Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
The 2015 Toyota Prius v has a standard rear spoiler, 16-inch alloy wheels, and LED lights. A panoramic moonroof is available for additional cost, and it comes equipped with sliding sunshades. This car has never been known to be particularly ostentatious when it comes to the exterior design, but it does boast a number of available color schemes which range from standard colorings to metallic paint jobs. There are four different trim levels available, each with slightly different specifications and available add-ons.
The interior of the 2015 Toyota Prius v offers increased cargo space, which can be accessed through the rear hatch. The cargo volume measures in at just over thirty-four cubic feet, a feat made possible by the fact that the car itself is a cubic eighteen inches larger than the standard Prius. The cargo area also houses an umbrella holder, which is a simple yet highly practical addition.
There are several other key features to be accessed from the car’s interior. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies will find the interior pollen filtration system particularly attractive. The fabric-trimmed seats are respectable, and the rear-mounted camera will nicely complement the optional navigation package to make this car particularly functional for those who like to know where they are going.
New Toyota Prius model V is equipped with a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine. The fuel tank holds just under twelve gallons, which is a fair amount given the conservative rate of fuel consumption (the Prius v gets 42 miles per gallon). As one might expect, this car has a particularly low emission rating, so passing yearly inspections should be a breeze. While the car performs adequately, this is not its main purpose. As such, it has a modest 80 horsepower with a torque of only 153 lb.-ft. Acceleration of Toyota Prius 2015 is not in the foreground so that 0-60 mph reaches for decent 10 seconds, and top speed is about 115 mph. The brakes and drivetrain are both of standard manufacture, with front-wheel drive and solid rear disc brakes.
Price and Release Date
The current Prius price is set at $26,675, though this can be raised to around $34,270 if purchased with additional design options. This car has already been released.