Pre Buyer Hands Free Bluetooth question

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  1. Jaya Love

    Jaya Love Junior Member

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    Pre-buyer here. I've never owned a Prius before. (I had to choose a car when I signed up but I'm not actually an owner yet.)

    I want to get a prius with bluetooth hands free and preferrably, but not required, voice recognition.

    The two models I'm looking at are Prius 3 and 4 gen Prius and Prius V wagon. Looking at years 2012 - 2016.

    Can you tell me which trim levels of these generations and models and years have hands free calling and even better, voice rec?

    It looks like even the trim 2 might have at least the hands free calling on all those years?

    Thanks so much!

    Jaya
     
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    Hi Jaya, I think you would love the 2013 Toyota prius. It drives smooth, has more features than you can think of. I hope you can check it out someday when you're ready to own one... Landon
     
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    Is there any reason you are not considering the 2017? The 2017 Prius has more safety features standard, some of which were not available on the lower trims in 2016.
    I have a 2017 Trim 2. It has Bluetooth & voice recognition hands free calling although I do not use those features. Occasionally I will get a get message and have the car read it to me, though.
    Toyota recently said they are making the Trim 1 available for the general public. I do not know what features were trimmed for that model.
    Be careful, especially with Gen 4 is you desire a spare tire. Trim 2 & 3 are the only ones with spare tire unless they put one in Trim 1 too.
     
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    Thanks! Can you tell me if it has the hands free Bluetooth and voice recognition and if so at what trim levels?
     
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    Thanks for this handy info. I haven't been considering 2017s mainly because of price.
     
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    I just verified by looking at the brochure on Toyota's site that the Trim 1 has the same Bluetooth features as Trim 2.
     
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    Sorry 2015 not 2013.

    The 2015 Prius Three adds a number of technological upgrades to the Two trim. Upgraded Display Audio System: Navigation, Entune App Suite, SiriusXM All Access Radio, HD Radio, Advanced Voice Recognition Smart Key System on Three Doors with Push Button Start, Bluetooh, Available Solar Roof Package, Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof with Solar Powered Ventilation System.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    Good morning Jaya,

    There is more I want to talk with you. Can we talk via personal emailing?
     
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    You can click the Start a Conversation link under their username. That emails them updates without sharing email addresses. Most forums call that private messaging.
     
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