2013 Toyota Prius v Expert Review
Prius-V drives like a spaceship and has great gas mileage.
It has really great gas mileage, which goes without saying. It is really comfortable and it is perfect for me size-wise. It seats 5 people and it has a pretty big trunk, yet I can still fit it in compact size parking spaces. The car drives so smoothly; my friends and I call it a spaceship! Reliability is the only problem that I have had. Not often, but it had an issue where it just shut down in the middle of the road. It was an issue with some wires in the above-head lights. It has since been resolved and I have had no issues from then on. I frequently use the Bluetooth feature, which is great. The maps feature is a bit hard to use at times but it comes in handy when you do not know where you are going and your phone is dead. I am not sure if it is my fault or not, but the sound quality/radio reception is not the best. It sounds fine when I am in my car, but I always seem to notice the difference when I am in someone else's car. Toyota is great, too. They perform basic service on the vehicle for free and the staff there is always great.
Prius v, great space less comfort. (2013).
Great mileage for a vehicle with as much cargo space as this car has. It is well equipped, though because it is a 2013, it lacks the newer safety features which are now available. Personally I would have to think twice about a repurchase, as it is lacking in luxury even with a package 5. My two biggest complaints are the poor insulation from road and wind noise and the uncomfortable ride. This is not an inexpensive car and as such I expect more creature comforts. I have experienced back issues as a result of repeated 5 hour rides in this car so driver comfort must be addressed!! I have not had mechanical issues with this model but be aware that repairs on this vehicle tend to be pricey, especially items related to the electrical system and the batteries!!
Efficient, economical family car.
I love my Prius v, however I would like a better voice command system and more trunk accessories. The voice command hardly ever recognizes my contact names. The trunk is spacious but I cannot attach any trunk organizers as it does not have many hooks. It drives well and saves us lots of money on gas. I truly enjoyed the free XM radio for a year!