2014 Toyota Prius v

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Toyota Prius v. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Backseat headroom/legroom
  • Low cargo floor
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

  • Center dashboard layout
  • Dated dash graphics
  • Still only room for five people

Notable Features of the 2014 Toyota Prius v

  • Wagonized Prius
  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • Available precollision system

2014 Toyota Prius v Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Prius v is a bigger, wagon-variant of the Prius hybrid. It's intended to offer more room for families than the standard Prius; the "v" stands for versatility. The added usability comes in the form of more backseat space and cargo room. It competes with the Ford C-Max Hybrid.

The v is part of the "Prius family," which also includes the Prius c city car and Prius Plug-in. Those models are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
The Prius v gains daytime running lights and the available panoramic moonroof is now offered as a standalone option for the Prius v Three trim.
Exterior Highlights

  • Overall length is six inches greater than regular Prius
  • Aerodynamic bumper, roof spoiler
  • Standard 16-inch wheels; 17-inch wheels available
  • Rear window wiper
  • LED taillights
  • Available panoramic moonroof with sliding sunshades

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • More room for backseat passengers compared to regular Prius
  • Split-folding backseat also slides and reclines
  • Cloth seats; simulated leather available
  • Stereo with a 6.1-inch touch-screen
  • Backup camera 
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • Total hybrid system output is 134 horsepower
  • Uses regular gas
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Doesn't need to be plugged into an outlet
  • Four driving modes: regular Drive; Eco mode, which optimizes settings for better mileage; Power mode, which increas...
Vehicle Overview

The Prius v is a bigger, wagon-variant of the Prius hybrid. It's intended to offer more room for families than the standard Prius; the "v" stands for versatility. The added usability comes in the form of more backseat space and cargo room. It competes with the Ford C-Max Hybrid.

The v is part of the "Prius family," which also includes the Prius c city car and Prius Plug-in. Those models are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
The Prius v gains daytime running lights and the available panoramic moonroof is now offered as a standalone option for the Prius v Three trim.
Exterior Highlights

  • Overall length is six inches greater than regular Prius
  • Aerodynamic bumper, roof spoiler
  • Standard 16-inch wheels; 17-inch wheels available
  • Rear window wiper
  • LED taillights
  • Available panoramic moonroof with sliding sunshades

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • More room for backseat passengers compared to regular Prius
  • Split-folding backseat also slides and reclines
  • Cloth seats; simulated leather available
  • Stereo with a 6.1-inch touch-screen
  • Backup camera 
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor
  • Total hybrid system output is 134 horsepower
  • Uses regular gas
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Doesn't need to be plugged into an outlet
  • Four driving modes: regular Drive; Eco mode, which optimizes settings for better mileage; Power mode, which increases gas-pedal sensitivity for better acceleration; and EV-Drive mode, which attempts to stay in electric mode as long as possible, provided the battery has enough power

Safety Features

  • Seven airbags
  • Electronic stability system and traction control
  • Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist 
  • Brake override system

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(1.0)

Worse car I ever owned.

by dewoods from WESTVILLE, IL. 61883 on June 2, 2018

It nearly got me killed. I was making a left turn and the car just began coasting . I pushed footfeed clear to floor and car refused to go.As a result I got T-boned and the car was totaled.Only had it ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best for safety and had savings

by Nobody knows from Tallahassee FL on April 30, 2018

4 years, no problems. I've owned 2 others. My First Prius had over 400k miles on it before I passed it down! Safe reliable eco friendly! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Toyota Prius v currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Toyota Prius v Two

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
poor
Lower leg/foot
poor
Overall evaluation
poor
Retraints and dummy kinematics
poor
Structure and safety cage
poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
marginal
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Toyota
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Prius v received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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