5 cars for a road trip to Grandma's house
Toyota Prius V
- Safety rating: Five stars
- MSRP: $26,750
- Type: Hybrid
- Fuel economy:
- City - 44 mpg
- Highway - 40 mpg
Toyota markets the Prius V as space savvy and family friendly. For starters, The Prius V gets seven air bags, including front air bags, front passenger seat-mounted air bags, front and rear side curtain air bags and a driver knee air bag. Other standard safety features include stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist and a vehicle proximity notification system.
It has flexible seat and cargo options, making strollers easy to store. The hatchback-style vehicle has 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the back.
Three trim options are available on the Prius V, including the Two, Three and Five. All options come with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine combined with a pair of electric motors that put out 134 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of torque. It comes with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. And this vehicle gets an impressive 44 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
Notable technology features include a display audio system with a USB port, hands-free phone and audio streaming capabilities and a 6.1-inch touch screen.