While not fairing as well as its hatchback cousin, the Toyota Prius V will provide levels of fuel economy that no other large family sized station wagon can come close to
The Prius V earns positive reviews as a typical Hybrid powered quiet and comfortable vehicle combining roominess with generous cargo carrying capacity;
The interior console that was the butt of fairly negative reviews in the Prius hatchbacks has been replaced with a more traditional dashboard center stack.
The dashboard layout has been described as "confusing" in some reviews with an overly fussy cluster of gauges.
There have been some disparaging reviews regarding the Prius V 's slightly high of the ground and therefore awkward driving position.
Levels of disappointment have been expressed on the quality of the Prius V's interior materials.
When the rear seat slides all the way forward, small objects may fall into the trough created.
The rear seat-back releases are inconveniently placed at the sides of the seat, instead of a button right on top of the seat back itself.
Fuel economy levels on the 2011 Prius V wagon are very far away from that of the hatchback which after all is only 300 pounds or ten percent heavier, while fuel consumption is raised by fifteen percent.