2012 Toyota Prius vBill Bois - Nashville, TN12/28/2016
The primary reason to buy a Prius is the fuel economy, but there are many other things to like about the v. The passenger cabin is roomy and comfortable, and the cargo space is massive for a car this size. Some people complain about road noise, but I just turn the stereo up. My only complaint is the heating system seems a little weak. The air conditioning was fine last summer, but the heater seems to take a long time to warm the entire cabin.
Perfect road trip car
2012 Toyota Prius vMatt J - Austin, TX05/12/2016
If you're buying a Prius, you know you're sacrificing engine size and power for gas mileage. That said, the Prius V, with the tech package, is a great road trip car. The adaptive cruise control means that you can set the cruise control for 75 mph and not have to disengage/re-engage cruise control if vehicles ahead of you change speed. If you're going cross-country, the car can warn you of bad weather in the area. It handles really well on slick roads because of front-wheel drive. The one downside is that the built-in GPS is of fairly poor quality, but for longer trips, I use a stand-alone Garmin.
Good car with some quirks: So-so heater, backseat vent that should not be blocked.
2012 Toyota Prius vLiz - Naperville, IL01/13/2015
I had a small four-door and needed something larger. This gives me lots of large storage space, without needing a big vehicle. Around-town gas mileage is great 40+. Hwy not as good, only about 32 mpg. Disappointed in the heater, but otherwise very pleased with the car. 6'3" husband fits comfortably and I can reach the petals, I'm 5'4". Lots of cup holders and organizational space and comfortable for long road trips.
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