The Toyota Prius C and V models got their refresh look for the new year. The larger V will be available with three new color options, that is, if you’re in a mood for Attitude Black Metallic, Absolutely Red and Toasted Walnut Pearl.
Toyota plays it safe with the Toyota Prius C & V Revised as it’s standard midsize model. Not much is changed in terms of features that we are accustomed to knowing since it’s launch in 2004. The design has become a household name especially that one long, flowing arch shape that is the car’s roofline.
The face of the car is almost the same. The big difference that separates the Prius C and the Prius V is in the back where the model C uses a more dramatically sloped window than the upright glass that is a part of the Prius V.
The best about the Toyota Prius C & V Revised is the new LED and fog lighting that perfectly illuminates the road.
There are a lot of perks that come with these cars like the eight-way adjustable power seating that keeps your driving very comfortable. The V’s on the other hand have an advanced tech system which includes adaptive cruise control and pre-collision sensors to keep you and your family safe from harm.
Like the V the C will get it’s own set of colors and shades like the Tangerine Splash Pearl, Sparkling Sea Metallic and Electric Lime Metallic. Also you will get height-adjustable driver’s seat, and 60/40 fold-down rear seating and of course piano black and chrome accents inside and out.
There are also additional standard Prius V features that include automatic a backup camera, digital instrumentation, climate control, a simple yet useful push-button start, a cargo cover and we are in love with the sharp 6.1-inch touch-screen audio system that comes with easy USB connectivity and great Bluetooth streaming audio. Three, Four and Five trim levels gain the Entune App Suite and navigation.
The main difference in the interior that separates the Prius C from the Prius V is the overall size of the vehicles. If you are more of an outdoor person that need extra cargo then The Prius V is the right pick for you. It offers more cargo room than the model C. To be exact, 34.9 cu ft, compared to just 21.6 cu ft in the standard Prius while the Prius C is way smaller at 17.1 cu ft. The other major difference is the dashboard and console. On the standard Prius’ these parts give the interior design somewhat a feel of a cockpit, while the larger Prius V has a gap between the dashboard and console for drivers to place a bag or something else smaller that they carry with them regularly.
This said we can conclude that the standard Prius sells at around $25,000 with standard features that besides 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear wiper and cruise control, also offer a keyless ignition and entry, Bluetooth, a large touchscreen and automatic climate control. Higher-level models boast a navigation system, a sharp JBL sound system a rearview camera, automatic headlights and larger 17-in alloy wheels. Besides the pre-collision alert system Toyota offers other safety features in these = mid-range beauties like the adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning system and a head-up display.
The price of Toyota Prius V, the larger brother of the Prius C, starts at around $27,500. Standard and optional equipment largely mirrors the regular Prius. The Prius V also offers an available automated parallel-parking system with the only difference which may come as a disappointment for US families is that the optional third-row seating will only be available in Japan.