Wow lots of spare room under the left rear seat

Discussion in 'Prime Accessories and Modifications' started by tedjohnson, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. tedjohnson

    tedjohnson Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    344
    63
    0
    Location:
    Greenfield MA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Had lost some items in the small pull open storage area under the drivers side rear seat. Popped the seat top off to recover the items and found a good sized storage volume there. You would have to isolate items to that side since under the other seat is some equipment that would need to be protected. But for seldom used items that you might like to carry, like a real hydraulic jack for spare changing, or extra emergency clothing it could be useful. The seat just pops off from 2 clips and goes back on easily.
     
    yoyoman likes this.
  2. evpv

    evpv Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    670
    315
    8
    Location:
    West Coast
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    I checked out the space under the seat today. The seat bottom comes off fairly easily, just pull up on the left edge to release the first clip, then pull up on the front edge to release the second clip. The seat bottom is super light weight! There's an area behind the car jack that I suppose could be used for storage but you'd have to be careful that nothing slides around. IMG_9814.jpg
     
    Rob43 likes this.
  3. tedjohnson

    tedjohnson Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    344
    63
    0
    Location:
    Greenfield MA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Yes could you figure out what the equipment under the right side rear passenger seat was ?
     
  4. evpv

    evpv Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    670
    315
    8
    Location:
    West Coast
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    I didn’t look under the right side but I can see part of the battery electronics in my photo.
     
  5. DavidA

    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    2,217
    1,710
    18
    Location:
    Chicago western burbs
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    The A/C to D/C charger is located under the seat.
     
    citiprius and jerrymildred like this.
  6. Flaming

    Flaming Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2017
    137
    115
    0
    Location:
    QC , Canada
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology

    I believe that the ''extra space'' you found under the seats is filled with more equipement on the Primes equiped with the solar roof (Japan/Europe) , the auxilliary batttery is hidden in the armrest and the controller must be under the seats. Also don't forget that the Japanese version include a chademo connector ... so more stuff ..
     
  7. digitalundertaker

    digitalundertaker New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    10
    3
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    XLE
    Also we need to make sure that is not open space for air flow.
     
  8. Mikhail Bond

    Mikhail Bond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2019
    135
    64
    0
    Location:
    Socal
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    I installed an inverter and an extra battery there.
     
    citiprius likes this.
Loading...