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Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius V, Car Buying, Hatchback, Sedan
#21 of 30 mpg problem
Sep 09, 2013 (11:00 pm)
my car stop showing EV icon the one with the car icon with the word EV inside and MPG fall down to 35 .anyone have similar problem??
#22 of 30 Re: mpg problem [lchow]
Sep 17, 2013 (11:35 am)
My Prius V has none of the issues you reported. My MPG for about 1000 miles is about 45. I see the EV sign often. I have a light foot on the gas.
#23 of 30 Re: Prius V cargo space [vtsteve2]
Sep 18, 2013 (4:13 pm)
Your golf bag test was without folding down the rear seats? I've been wondering why the booklets for the Prius v show only cargo area behind the rear seats. On one of the reviews I saw a figure of 65 cubic feet or so with the rear seats folded down. The seats don't fold flat. How useable is the cargo space for large and potentially heavy objects?
#24 of 30 Re: Prius V cargo space [herzogtum71]
Sep 18, 2013 (4:54 pm)
Yes, my golf bags and pull carts fit sideways no problem. The rear seats fold mostly flat, and they move forward as well. I know a 55" TV fits right in no problem. I've had golf bags plus two large bowling bags in the back without touching the rear seats, plus some luggage.
It's not a Suburban, but it does hold a lot compared to a sedan. It's the reason I gave up on small SUV's, they didn't have the size advantage anymore.
#25 of 30 Re: mpg problem [lchow]
Sep 18, 2013 (4:59 pm)
The EV will generally not show if the batteries are not warmed up yet, and/or it's very hot and the AC is cranking. After awhile, it pops up. If your trip is stop and go and short, the battery doesn't have enough recharging combined with ac cranking.
I've witnessed this only once, and I drove maybe 6 miles in 4 days, under hot and humid conditions. So the car never gets a chance to recharge, thus no EV light. Once underway, the EV will go on a lot under 30, and I've had it continue to 45 mph on flatter stretches.
My mileage so far is 42 plus average after over 3,000 miles.
#26 of 30 Re: Prius V cargo space [herzogtum71]
Oct 16, 2013 (3:32 am)
I'm still comparing the V to my Gen II. It still seems odd to me that even though the V is 6" longer, the depth of the cargo area (measured on the floor from the rear seats in their upright position to the hatch opening) is within an inch of my Gen II. Also, the rear seat has less legroom as compared to my Gen II. So I'm still wondering where that extra 6" of length in the V went? I was hoping that the depth of the cargo area would have at least an extra 6" over my Gen II, but that's not the case.
#27 of 30 Re: Prius V cargo space [bobw3]
Oct 21, 2013 (3:08 pm)
I thought the V was supposed to have more legroom in the rear. Is the hood any longer?
#28 of 30 Re: mpg problem [lchow]
Nov 01, 2013 (10:07 pm)
I took off the roof rack and the mpg is like avg 38.8 /39.4/39.6 a huge difference.The one thing i notice difference between toyota and honda .In honda hybrid in S mode , the rpm always stay around 3K ,even when encounter small hill,The rpm remain constant so resulting in no engine whine on cruise .so what is the bad point??? The cruise speed set become down and down and electric power level goes up maximum but resulting small mpg down.
In toyota hybrid prius V wagon, the power meter goes up maximum and engine wine become loud in cruise and the mpg dipped down.So i think the prius does not have available power from electric motor when in demand
So honda hybrid does not stress out driver but very comfortable for long distance driving just put on cruise most of the time and no need to be very conscious of your food pressure just increase or decrease with button while cruise.
toyota as soon as u put pressure on pedal the active mpg digital dip down to 25 ,30 even using the electronic button while cruise which never happen in honda . Prius v ,you have to release your foot to a touch level on pedal only to get EPA number which is gliding is really stressing for driver
#30 of 30 Re: Imani1 [wwest]
Nov 01, 2013 (10:16 pm)
I have same noise problem .dealership told me losing bolt in brake