Originally Posted by sxotty
I actually like the V but it is incredibly slow. I was debating between picking up a used escape hybrid or something else, but then I decided to wait for a V at some future point. Maybe they will actually do the PHEV Prius V someday. The c-max is just too small.
I'm a huge fan of my v. It is slow, but not dangerously slow or anything. I drive mostly in Eco mode so it feels much faster for the rare occasion I want to use power mode. The threshold for the traction control is very low, though. I was driving it pretty hard down a twisty, 4 mile downhill section to my parents' house and the TC/SC lights lit up. Space wise, the car is fantastic. I've stuffed it full on around 5 long trips that would have put us in the 4Runner had I just opted for the Prius liftback. I may give up 15% in fuel economy to the liftback, but I can take the v on far more trips than I would the liftback because of the great cargo space.