• (4.6) 25 reviews
  • Available Prices: $13,261–$22,189
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 42
  • Engine: 98-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2014 Toyota Prius v

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Toyota Prius v

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2014 Toyota Prius v Reviews

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

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 25 reviews

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Feels, drives like bigger vehicle w/ better mpgs

by Bill S from on October 16, 2017

Never thought I'd buy a Prius until I saw and test drove the V model. Wow... A great comfortable ride and very quiet at highway speeds. My gas mileage in town with lots of hills in my area is still 45... Read Full Review

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3 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2014 Toyota Prius v trim comparison will help you decide.

2014 Toyota Prius v Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius v Five

Front
P
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius v Five

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

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

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
M
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius v Five

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Prius v Five

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Other Years