2017 Toyota Prius v vs 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
With so many crossovers available on the market, wagons certainly aren’t as popular as they once were. While we don’t expect to the see the return Griswold-esque, wood-paneled station wagons anytime soon, the Toyota Prius v is technically a station wagon. Designed as a small family car with efficiency as its most important feature, the Prius v could almost be considered a small hybrid minivan. We thought we’d see how it measures up to one of its biggest competitors, by comparing the 2017 Toyota Prius v vs 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Prius v
As you can tell by taking a look at the table above, the Prius v has quite a few advantages over its Subaru crossover competitor. Obviously, in a vehicle like this, both fuel efficiency and space are going to be the most important aspects of the car. Fuel efficiency because otherwise you wouldn’t be interested in a hybrid vehicle, and space because the car is geared towards small families. The Toyota Prius v has pretty substantial advantages in each of these.
Starting from the top, for every 100 kilometres the Toyota Prius v is driven it only utilizes 5.5 litres of fuel, which is actually 2.3 litres less that the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid utilizes. That’ s a pretty substantial advantage, and one that is going to save drivers quite a bit of money at the pump over time. Further that advantage and the amount of savings, the Prius v also utilizes 0.9 l/100km less fuel on the highway than the Crosstrek Hybrid.
But the advantages in space get even steeper. Its cargo hold offers an extra 17.1 cubic feet of space to fit all of your luggage, or anything you need to bring along – like a bag of soccer balls, or a bicycle. But even more importantly, the Prius v has an extra 12.5 cu. ft. of space for you and your family to stretch out and get comfortable in, which is a big deal for families on long road trips.
If all of these advantages have you interested in the 2017 Toyota Prius v, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.