Width & Cargo Room

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by moshe_levy, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. moshe_levy

    moshe_levy Junior Member

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    Unlike many in here I am looking forward to the Prius V. My current 2008 Touring Package 6 has served me well, but baby #3 is coming due in July. So with a baby seat for the 20 month old on one side of the back seat, and an infant seat on the other, my 9 year old won't have room in the middle of the back seat to fit. All I need is enough width to put the 3 kids back there, and a little more cargo room wouldn't hurt. If the Prius V can accomplish this, it's perfect for me! Because right now, the next hybrid step up that can hold us is a Highlander, which is a sloppy, heavy SUV. The V hopefully fills the void between Prius and HiHy.

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  2. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, I don't think the Prius v will help you that much. :/

    From Toyota USA Newsroom | Toyota Reveals Prius Family of Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, it looks like it's only 1.2 inches wider than the 3rd gen (Toyota Prius - 2011 Performance & Specifications) and 2 inches wider than the 2nd gen (http://www.toyotacertified.com/ebrochures/09_prius.pdf). Not sure about interior dimensions.

    From Toyota Camry Performance & Specs, the HyCam might be better for you, but the cargo room/versatility will be lacking compared to your Prius. Other than that.... you'd have to go HiHy if you wanted to stay w/Toyota hybrids...

    It really is too bad we're not getting the 7 seater version (Prius+ or whatever) w/the 3rd row. :(
     
  3. moshe_levy

    moshe_levy Junior Member

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    We'll have to see, but maybe just a few inches is all it will take. I'm not too keen on third rows in small vehicles like this. Usually they're more hype than practical. In a full size SUV they're actually useful.

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  4. spwolf

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    never tried 3 seats at the back :).

    we will see how it fits.... there is a lot more cargo space, >50%.... width is between Highlander and Prius.
     
  5. moshe_levy

    moshe_levy Junior Member

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    Fantastic!!! This *may* work, and I'll be able to keep my Prius without having to drop $$$ and lose MPGs on a HiHy. GREAT! Thanks!

    -MKL