2017 Toyota Prius v Birmingham, AL
When it’s time for a new family vehicle, drivers may be hesitant to look for a hybrid vehicle with the idea that it won’t offer the space needed. That’s where they’re wrong. The 2017 Toyota Prius v offers SUV-like space and versatility with its wagon design. Like last year’s Prius v, there are four models for drivers to choose from. All four of them come equipped with seating for five passengers, and there is plenty of space for cargo in the back. It’s packed full of all the latest safety and technology features, which are sure to keep all passengers happy.
The Toyota Prius v is the largest of the three in the family. There is also the original Toyota Prius and the Prius c, which is the smallest model ideal for commuters. There is 97.2 cubic feet of space for the five passengers in the cabin. Behind the second row seats, drivers will find almost 35 cubic feet of cargo space for extra belongings. If you’re the driver or front seat passenger in the 2017 Prius v, then you’ll have more than 41 inches to stretch out their legs. Rear seat passengers will have 35.9 inches of legroom to work with in order to get comfortable in the back seat.
The Prius v is equipped with three driving modes - EV, ECO and POWER. These modes allow for drivers to adjust their vehicle’s performance depending on the current situation to maximize efficiency, use less power and increase acceleration.
As certain technologies increase and become more popular, drivers start to expect them as standard features. Toyota agrees, which is why all 2017 Prius v models are set standard with a integrated backup camera displayed on a 6.1-inch touch-screen.
One of the main reasons the Prius v is so appealing is because it offers a fuel economy better than most other family-friendly vehicles on the market. In the city, drivers will get 43 mpg, and they’ll get 39 mpg on the highway. This kind of efficiency is hard to beat.
Test drive the 2017 Toyota Prius v in Birmingham, AL
From an outsider’s point-of-view, the 2017 Toyota Prius v looks rather similar to the previous year’s model. There were no major changes or redesigns to the vehicle’s overall appearance. However, the 2017 Prius v model does have a new colorway option for the exterior. If drivers are feeling adventurous, the Galactic Aqua Mica exterior colorway is sure to give them a luxurious feel.
Another change for this year’s Toyota Prius v is the multimedia capabilities. All models of the 2017 Prius v lineup have received an upgraded Entune Audio system with advanced voice recognition as well as Siri Eyes Free. Premium JBL Audio with integrated navigation and an app suite are available on higher models. The Entune App Suite allows drivers to have their favorite apps right at their fingertips. Whether you’re looking to make dinner reservations or play your favorite song, it’s all available on the touch-screen display.
The 2017 Toyota Prius v puts safety as its number one top priority. Last year, the 2016 Toyota Prius v received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with automatic front braking. Those are the models set with the available Advanced Technology Package, which includes the following safety assistive features:
- Pre-Collision System
- Lane Departure Alert
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
If you’re in the market for a new family vehicle, then the 2017 Toyota Prius v would be the perfect fit for you. It’s not only equipped with all the latest safety features, but plenty of comfort and convenience features are available as well. Those interested in learning more are welcome to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online.