According to its specifications, the brand new 2023 Toyota Prius has probably 7 less cubic-feet of freight room than its precursor. That’s in theory substantial, however truthfully, that the heck cares? If shedding all those dices by any means led to the brand-new Prius looking the method it does as opposed to the scary program that was the last generation, well, Autoblog Baggage Examination HQ is greater than delighted to disregard. I do mean this is the one method the old Prius was much better, which still produces a proportion greatly for the2023 I actually can not highlight sufficient just how much better this auto is, and also for even more factors than simply looks.
Yet I’m below to speak about freight capability. Theoretically, the Prius LE has 23.8 cubic-feet of room, while the XLE and also Limited have 20.3. That’s approximately equal to a subcompact SUV, however the form of its freight location is rather certainly various and also the quantity of real things you can bring is consequently most likely to be various. The trunk room is much longer and also shallower, and also is comparable theoretically to the Honda Civic Hatchback, which will certainly quickly be offered as a Crossbreed.
This examination is of the Limited, so the smaller sized of both variations.
Not a problem with packing this fool, that’s for certain. The hatchback produces very easy accessibility.
You can likewise see the freight cover. This is a comparable system as you’ll locate in the Lexus NX, which folds nicely and also can be put on top of your bags ought to you require to. It can not fit under the flooring (extra on that particular later).
Currently, although it’s very easy to keep aboard, there’s a great opportunity you would certainly require to chuck it anyhow. I still evaluated with and also without it.
As in every baggage examination I do, that implies 2 midsize roller bags that would certainly require to be signed in at the airport terminal (26 inches long, 16 large, 11 deep), 2 roll-aboard bags that simply hardly suit the expenses (24 L x 15 W x 10 D), and also one smaller sized roll-aboard that fits conveniently (23 L x 15 W x 10 D). I likewise include my partner’s expensive carry-on simply to spruce points up a little bit (21 L x 12 W x 12 D).
Yikes. This would just be the 4 tiniest bags, and also also after that, they’re a little bit squished. If the expensive bag and also the black one 2nd from the right were complete, this may not function.
Currently, once more, I can’ve simply gotten rid of the freight cover and also plunked it atop the bags, however I determined to maintain it in position for 2 factors …
Initially, the bright side: The trunk will certainly still shut also if you go beyond the freight cover’s elevation. That’s an advantage. The cover can still shield your things from the sunlight and also thieving eyes.
2nd, the problem: This plainly shows simply exactly how restricted in elevation the brand-new Prius’ freight location is. Those are the tiniest bags, keep in mind.
As well as allow’s rethink at the photo, over left. Notification the incline of the opening at its rearmost factor: I could not place the largest bags on their side given that they would certainly expand past that incline. They really a lot can fit in the Civic Hatchback, envisioned over. For the document, that would certainly be the 4 largest bags in the Honda, instead of the 4 tiniest. The Civic’s one-of-a-kind side-scrolling freight cover likewise nicely glides throughout everything without disturbance. As well as, when gotten rid of, it occupies also much less room.
Unquestionably, that’s not a Civic Crossbreed. Including a battery pack can absolutely alter the flooring elevation.
Currently, allow’s do away with the Prius’ freight cover completely, due to the fact that you really need to in order to include even more bags.
This would certainly be all the bags, other than stiff medium-sized black bags. ! As you can see, the expensive bag is holding up and also if it was complete, it may not fit. It’s the same the larger black bag there.
As well as yeah, no area for the freight cover. Right here’s what they resemble with the back home window.
The factor for the Prius’ restricted luggage-hauling capability is simply exactly how high the flooring is. It really appears like a phase. You can see just how much of a dropoff there gets on either side, consisting of on the right where the regular-old lead-acid auto battery lives.
Right Here’s what’s below the phase.
Sorry, incorrect phase. Right here’s the right image.
Gigantic white foam area point!
I mean this isn’t an useless room, as there’s a lot of cubbies for different probabilities and also ends. This isn’t the Ends and also probabilities Examination, nonetheless.
When I connected to Toyota to inquire about the 3.5-cubic-foot distinction in between the LE and also the XLE/Limited you see below, the solution was actually this gigantic white foam area point. The LE does not have it AND ALSO(!) it has an extra tire. The XLE and also Limited have the tire repair service package you can see in the top right edge.
So, , I would certainly suggest that makes the XLE and also Minimal method much less beneficial than the LE.
You can stagnate the flooring down, as you can in a Kia Niro and also different SUVs, although you can in theory get rid of the gigantic white foam area point. !
It’s actually devoured. I really did not intend to take care of those/ break something, so I could not see what’s below. Fair presume it ain’t level. As well as, as in the Corolla Cross Crossbreed, I’m thinking all-wheel-drive variations of the Prius would certainly have a circuitry harness down there feeding the back electric motor listed below. That’s simply an assumption, however.
Currently, it needs to be claimed that the Prius is still a hatchback, and also it consequently gives a level of convenience you would not obtain with a car. That’s even more valuable when lugging a chair or something … and also also after that, it can not be a specifically large chair.
This would certainly be my tiniest roll-aboard, and also it’s too expensive to fit height-wise. The roof covering is much less than 23 inches high. You can stand the largest bag in the Kia Niro (luggage examination coming quickly, and also looter alert, it knocks down the Prius) and also different other little SUVs that have comparable on-paper specifications.
So to conclude, the Prius isn’t so terrific at carrying baggage. Or chairs, most likely. It may be Alright at ends and also probabilities. As well as we definitely do not desire you to believe that implies we recommend you obtain a last-generation Prius rather.