2008 Upgrade Help

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by fishbones, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. fishbones

    fishbones Junior Member

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    Got 370K on my 08 Prius been great car. Need one now with better seat comfort and ride. Does anyone know which year / model was best for comfort?
     
  2. FuelMiser

    FuelMiser Senior Member

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    We've had the past three generations. The '08 was Generation 2. Gen 3 (2010-2015) was about the same in terms of comfort and ride--not great in my opinion. Gen 4 (2016-Current) is vastly more comfortable and quiet in terms of ride than either Gen 2 or 3, but you lose some interior space/storage space. We have the '16 Touring which is 17-inch wheels and maybe tighter suspension, so might ride differently than a base Gen 4 with 15-inch wheels. We also have the "leather" seating, which is very comfortable, IMO.
     
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  3. ChapmanF

    ChapmanF Senior Member

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    Gen 3 did add an available height-adjustable driver seat, which I don't think was available in Gen 2.
     
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  4. fishbones

    fishbones Junior Member

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    thanks Guys, I read they improved the ride in Gen 4 some. I also heard the V has a little better ride also.
     
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