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The Prius is so cool...

Discussion in 'Gen 5 Prius Main Forum' started by Will B, Nov 27, 2023.

  1. Gokhan

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    Also, Tesla Model X or Model Y "SUV" is actually a Model 3 with a larger shell, just like Prius v. I often mistook a Model Y for a Model 3, and I didn't know that they were different cars until a while ago. Prius v looks more different than Prius than Model Y in comparison with Model 3.
     
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    I thought it stood for Compact.
     
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    Cop out to using the same name in Japan?
     
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    "c" and "v" officially stand for city and versatile, respectively, and chances are that in reality they stand for compact and minivan, respectively. They are named differently in other countries, Prius c being Prius Aqua in Japan—the most popular Prius over there.

    Wikipedia indeed classifies Prius v as a minivan.
     
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    Interesting. I do see a lot of Vs around here and they do look like a smallish minivan.
     
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    Yes, according to Wikipedia, it is a midsize (compact) minivan, situated between a mini minivan and a large minivan.
     
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    When they mail license plates sometimes they stick together quite well. I think some people think they only got one plate in two plate states. I was trying to explain this to someone I know with no front plate. Nope she said the dealer told me they only give one plate on her car. I do believe that part of it, dealer making up stuff.
     
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    You really have to try and make that connection? I guess it's a free country, for now.
     
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    We've owned minivans, we liked those minivans, the Prius V ain't no minivan! :) It is a stretched subcompact.

    For reference my wife's two cars before the Prius V were two "people movers", a VW Eurovan (closer to a full sized van) and a Sienna. The Prius V is a LOT smaller. Not knocking it at all, we like it a lot, but calling it an SUV is a stretch.

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