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Love this... wagon/suv/car... kind of a mix
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By katd529
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2012 Toyota Prius v Three 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I love this auto, it handles well, its well designed inside and out. The only thing I don't like are the cloth seats which are being replaced with leather. (This was part of the package we hagled over.) The dealership was wonderful! At any giving time 4 or 5 people would ask if we needed any thing or did we have any questions even after we were working with a sales rep. (Ask for Brian in the sales department at the Round Rock,Tx dealership), this young man has been very attentive to any question we had and if he didn't know the answer he found out. Even on a Sunday when the dealership was closed he returned a text message to answer my question. This was after the sale was done.


Best Features

I love the mapping system which shows where you are driving. You can see streets that you are coming up to, if you need to turn around safely. (It shows your vehicle moving on the map.) The stereo sound is also very good. I also like that it shows you the out side temp. and in side temp.


Worst Features

The cloth seats are a bummer. I will be getting leather seats in few days, sooo glad I won't be stuck with the cloth.


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better than expected
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By zig5
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2012 Toyota Prius v Three 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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4400 miles since purchased in july-plenty of room for hauling all kinds of junk-50 mpg over all!! would of been happy with the 44mpg estimate but this was a pleasent surprise-driven in the snowshoe resort area of wv-highway driving to oak island nc and around the island so far


Best Features

like driving a computer-all the hands free stuff-the mileage of course is great


Worst Features

the interior materials could be upgraded-carpet and headliner seem cheap


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MPG much better than ratings
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By djlerkl
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2012 Toyota Prius v Three 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We bought a 3 month old "V" as a used car with 2300 miles on it. Since then we've put 4000 miles on (75% highway, 2-3 people in car). I checked my odometer (ca. 0.5% off) and have been tracking actual fuel purchases throughout. After doing the math, computer is a bit off: shows 50.3 mpg and actual is about 48.9. That's with constant a/c use and in a fairly hilly area (upstate NY). In a flatter area, mpg goes up 5-10%. I'm not a hyper-miler -- just easy on the gas and brake. Acceleration is okay -- a lot better than the older Honda Accord (200K miles) it replaced. Visibility for shorter drivers much better than expected. Low road noise. Very satisfied so far.


Best Features

Bluetooth is great for phone. Voice-control is nice for navigation. (And kids find it amusing to search for weird stores.) Lots of cargo room -- you'd never guess it from looking at the car, but once you start loading, it's impressive. Driver's seat position quite comfortable. Not sure why some professional reviewers complained. Very nice reclining rear seat with LOTS of legroom -- compare the numbers to other vehicles, even large SUVs. It's not as good as a stretch mini-van, but better than many others. iPod/iPhone integration: mostly nice, but annoying when it automatically starts playing audio as soon as you plug it in. Easy engine brake mode for long downhills.


Worst Features

Power driver's seat. Slightly softer ride (you feel the bumps, like a sports car suspension, although you won't think you're in a sports car otherwise!) Cup holders that actually fit the one-liter water bottles many people use these days. These cup holders are made for thinner travel mugs, soda cans and bottles, etc. Navigation screen should show current speed limit (like most GPS units that you purchase separately). Don't lock up navigation controls when in motion -- link it to passenger sensor that determines air bag deployment so that passenger can use GPS while driving.


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A Great Hybrid Wagon
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By jeffthezombie
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2012 Toyota Prius v Three 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I purchased a Prius V to replace a totaled Ford Escape hybrid. With the Escape hybrid line discontinued, the Prius V was my best choice for a hybrid with cargo room. Comparable in size to a Mazda 5 (but with no third row seat), the Prius V is more like an oversized Matrix than a traditional Prius. It's roomy and comfortable to ride in, but it lacks the power and handling of the old Ford Escape Hybrids. The fuel economy is fantastic for a car this size (I average about 40 mpg) and the whole package exudes a sense of cutting edge technology.


Best Features

High fuel economy, ample cargo room and rear seating, Entune infotainment system (far superior to Ford's MyTouch), overall fit and finish.


Worst Features

A more powerful drive-train to handle highway merging and hills -- the car uses the same drive-train as the lighter Prius flip-back, and it shows. For the Prius V's heavier frame, Toyota needs to include an engine with a little more power.


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Exceeded Expectations
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By springerhills
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2012 Toyota Prius v Three 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Averaging over 50 mpg until last heat wave, dropped to 48.6 mpg, all in Eco Mode. Much quieter than reviews indicated. Due to longer wheelbase and stabilizing system, just as smooth as 2005 Toyota Sequoia. Able to dictate text messages and search web hands free by double clicking on steering wheel button using on I-phone 4G when plugged into Entune. Ample legroom in back seat and long trips are comfortable as the back seats recline. Everything right where you need it, very well designed vehicle. Whole family (especially skeptical husband) LOVES this vehicle. It's like driving a Macbook Pro.


Best Features

Hands free use of Iphone and GPS, car computer system, able to use Bing, Pandora, etc. back-up camera, lock and unlocking with touch feature, rear reclining seats, back seat leg room.


Worst Features

The GPS map should have continual updates through phone sync.


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