2012 Toyota Prius v Consumer Review: A Great Hybrid Wagon
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2012 Toyota Prius v - Consumer Review

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Three Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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A Great Hybrid Wagon
By jeffthezombie on

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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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