By David Thomas on May 23, 2011
We still can’t wrap our heads around naming the second Prius model the V. Prius V — for versatility — on its own is fine, but the trim levels of the original car are II, III, IV and V. Toyota actually had to rework the Roman numerals into spelled-out numbers, so now when you buy a Prius or Prius V the trims will be Two, Three, Four or Five. Does any of that make a difference to Cars.com editor Kelsey Mays in his review of the larger Prius V? Not really, but considering how similar the new model is to the regular Prius, why try and confuse buyers even more?
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David