2016 Toyota Prius v

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2016 Toyota Prius v
2016 Toyota Prius v

Key specs

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The good:

  • Backseat headroom and legroom
  • Low cargo floor
  • Gas mileage
  • Visibility
  • Selectable driving modes

The bad:

  • Center dashboard layout
  • Dated dash graphics
  • Interior quality
  • Some control locations
  • Least-efficient Prius

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Wagonized version of the Prius
  • Largest of all Prius models
  • Gas/electric hybrid drivetrain
  • Precollision system available
  • Traditional Prius gear selector in dashboard

2016 Toyota Prius v review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Prius V is the larger, wagon version of Toyota’s well-known Prius hybrid, offering more cargo and passenger space than the Prius.
New for 2016
There are no significant changes for 2016.
Significant Standard Features

  • 98-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that pairs with an electric motor
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Spoiler
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Knee airbag
  • Rearview camera

Significant Available Features

  • Navigation system
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Emergency communication system
  • Distance-pacing cruise control
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • Heated front seats
  • Power driver seat

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Versatile, well-built, and efficient

I was looking for a wagon that gets good gas mileage, reliable, and has room for my family of 4 plus a 90 lb dog. It ticks all the boxes. Build quality is good as you would expect from a Toyota. It is classic Toyota, does what is designed to do very proficiently. There is a little bit of a learning curve on driving it getting used to the acceleration. The 4 cylinder struggles at times to move the car if asked to be expeditious, but if I think back to engines of a while ago, the acceleration is normal. - just not what we are used to with some of the higher powered sedans/SUVs that exist now. .29cd makes it slippery but 134 hp limits its capability in accelerating - I am fine with it - just have to plan a little more before pulling out. I was debating between the Outback and this, and reliability/safety with a family in our WI climate is the most important feature for me and Toyota has that in spades in their vehicles. Like the fact that the a/c is electric and runs off the traction battery. I have had the car for 3 weeks and 1000 miles approx. Avg 40 mpgs


Best Decision I could have made!

I bought this vehicle after two of my friends purchased regular Pruis models. I loved the extra space available and overall appearance of the car. When I test drove it, I fell in love and decided to buy it! It has been the best decision I have ever made. It is a good size vehicle and allows me to travel with both of my dogs and cargo. It would for a good family car and is a great road tripping car! LOVE IT!


Great auto terrible Dealer Culver City Toyota

Much better viability than standard Prius. Interior great but selector dial requires getting use to. It's rather touchy. Mileage less than regular Prius but still good.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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