Have had my Prius v 5 for a couple of days now and there have been 2 surprises: 1) The ride is much better than my wife's 2010 Gen III liftback. I was expecting it to be about equal, but I find it a much more pleasant driving experience. 2) However, the turning radius of the v5 is worse than my old Honda Pilot. We have a tight space for turning into our garage and the reduce turning radius is clearly obvious here. I had tested the turning radius of the v5 before buying, but until you get it into a tight space, you may not notice the difference. I wonder if the v3 would have had a better turning radius that was equal or better than the Pilot.