PRIME TRUNK SPACE

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  1. wjtracy

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    In the PriusChat Shop there is a Toyota OEM roof rack for Gen4 Prius. The question would be if this fits Prime?
    Gen1-Gen3 never had an OEM roof rack, but it was always possible to get Thule etc.
     
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    It likely didn't have a smaller battery considered.
    Which will reduce the car's efficiency outside of stop and go city driving.
     
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    Efficiency with a rooftop box would likely be greater than the efficiency of taking two trips to move the same cargo.
     
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    Here's a quick look into the Ioniq's Plug-in's trunk !

     
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    The Ioniq has a trunk that plugs in? Perhaps you meant the Ioniq Plug-in's trunk.
     
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    it doesn't look very deep, from sill to seat, but hard to tell. like the houdini stunt though.

    hate the shifter.
     
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    There are two threads here with photos and measurements. I'll try to find them if you don't find them first.


    Found them. I apologise in advance as I don't remember the original author of these photos. If you are the original author, feel free to identify yourself. Again, I am not the original author of these photos.

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    Keep in mind that the shown vehicle is a pre-production model,but it seems like the Ioniq Plug-in engages the engine when the foot is put down !
    The first gen. Prius Plug-in was always criticised for that .

     
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    >>>Just found this re: UK Boot space (which is a better measure than USA)-

    "Plenty of head, shoulder and legroom is assured for all occupants and in keeping with the Ioniq’s green credentials, the materials used inside are ‘eco-friendly’. Boot space is claimed to be best-in-class, thanks to the batteries being placed under the rear seat instead of under the boot, as is typical of other hybrids. The Hybrid and Plug-In have 443 litres of boot space, while the Electric has 350. This eclipses the Toyota Prius by around 100 litres and can be expanded to 750 litres if you fold the rear seats flat."

    That's impressive the IONIQ Plug_in has the same cargo space as IONIQ Hybrid? Seems to say that.
    The last sentence appears wrong as Prius (Gen4-Hybrid-no spare) has 502-liters which would be more than IONIQ Hybrid, but the IONIQ Plug-In is 443-liter vs. 360-liter for Prime (by EU method), so there is approx. 100 more liter in that case.

    I assume no spare in the IONIQ
     
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    83 Liters to be correct!
     
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    liters are one thing, usable space is another.
     
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    Can't remember the last time I packed a liter.
     
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    It looks like some extra space under the floor and higher space in back so cargo sounds better, at the expense, they say, of "6-footers heads hitting the roof in the rear seat" . I am 6-ft so not sure I like the trade off.

    I could use a cold liter right about now.
     
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    When's the last time you packed a cubic foot?
     
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    It's kind of funny how some are rationalizing this...but I guess this is PruisChat after all...

    The trunk space in the Prime is a clear disadvantage. You can easily see that by comparing all of the photos/videos/stats. This is pretty much a fact at this point. The evidence isn't lying here.

    However, as was said before, the Prime has a slight advantage when it comes to rear headroom.
     
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    Vertical trunk space is relatively useless for many, even most things. If you stack really high, things tend to get crushed or fall and break. What matters to me, most of the time, is floor space. Being able to fold the rear seats down is a big deal, and being able to fold the front seat flat with the folded rear seat is a big deal. I can put both of my big suitcases in the back of a Prime and stack both of my smaller ones on top without blocking the rear view. In reality, the Prime is only about 3 inches shorter than the cargo area of my 2004, which as always been more than sufficient.
     
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    Come on....that is a very strange comment. The Prime cannot even haul a paper bag of groceries with the cover on...correct? And for anything other than groceries...forget about it. Frankly, some large suitcases would have a hard time fitting in there...

    I have a huge trunk in my Hyundai Sonata and find plenty of uses for 'vertical space'...not to mention my van. :whistle:
     
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    I think the last time I had a paper bag in my car was the 80's. And the tonneau cover is a mostly-useless item. Maybe even harmful as it makes it look like you're trying to hide something.

    Get real. This is my 2004, which is only 3" taller than a Prime.

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    This extreme from 2 weeks ago demonstrates the amount of stuff you can carry in a hatchback...

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    It's a queen-size Sleep Number bed, complete with the box frame & foam sides... plus a coffeemaker, 2 sets of boots, and 2 bags of miscellaneous stuff. The pieces were arranged to only window height, so vision through the rear-view mirror was not impaired. There was enough room that I could have slid the larger boxes forward to completely avoid the raised floor in Prime.
     
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