You've always wanted to go green when it comes to your ride. But you've got a family, featuring a spouse or partner, a kid or two and maybe even a pet.
A compact hybrid won't work, nor will a big hybrid SUV - it's too large and costly.
So how about a Toyota Prius v?
The Prius v is the larger, more practical sibling to the Prius, the most famous hybrid.
A couple of years ago, Toyota realized that as much as people loved the Prius, it was a little too cramped for some folks.
Enter the Prius v, with more room for people and cargo, but still with great fuel economy.
Toyota says the V in Prius v stands for versatility, and that's a fair descriptor for this car.
It is about half a foot longer and an inch wider than a regular Prius.
There is a spacious rear cargo area that you access via a hatchback door, offering more than 34 cubic feet for hauling stuff.
Flip the second row of seats down and your hauling area expands to a cavernous 67 cubic feet.
Toyota took an ergonomic approach to accessing the back area, giving it a low entry level for easy loading and unloading of goods.
For passengers, there is more headroom and legroom than in a regular Prius, and the Prius v offers quite a comfortable ride.
Want to go on a lengthy road trip?
No problem - this Prius v will transport passengers without making them feel like sardines.
The 60/40 split back seats can slide fore and aft as well as recline, so if your passengers back there want to catch a nap, they can do so in relative comfort.
On the outside, the Prius v looks pretty much just like its smaller sibling, and comes with a standard rear spoiler, LED taillights and 16-inch wheels.
The Prius v is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that make 134 horsepower. The engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission.
No, you won't win any races with the Prius v, but you're driving green, remember? So shame on you if you're racing.
But if you need a bit of extra juice, you can switch the driving mode from regular drive to Power. If you want better gas mileage, choose the Eco mode, or if you want to maximize usage of the electric mode, switch to EV-Drive.
You won't get quite the same mileage from the Prius v as you would from the smaller version, but it's still outstanding in this regard, at 44 mpg city, 40 highway.
Since this is a family vehicle, you want to see a nice roster of safety features, and the Prius v delivers, with seven airbags, antilock brakes, a backup camera and stability and traction control.
The Prius v comes with a reasonable sticker price, ranging from around $27,000 to about $32,000.
If you are fuel-conservation minded but still want an outstanding family vehicle that offers a virtual vault of versatile features, you'll find victory in the Prius v.