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Great , economical utility wagon and family car.
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By Bruce B.
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Perfect for folks with small family , or adventurous singles that need the cargo space. We can get lots of gear in this car that has more cargo capacity than some midsized SUV s . And fantastic gas mileage of 43 to 56 mpg. Lowest on interstates and best on rural country roads where your speeds average 50 mph. Love this car except for the front seat comfort. Too stiff , but they made it better in 2015. Handling is good . This is a perfect alternative to a small SUV with double the gas mileage. Reliability is Toyota terrific. Superbly dependable as with all the Toyota s I have owned.


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Great wagon excellent economy
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Carroll moore
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We have used it for several long trips and the capacity of the luggage area is ample for 5 large bags and4 adults have ample room to relax and travel quite comfortable for an 8 hour trip. Average mpg on 2 trips of 3000 miles each with 4 adults and baggage was 43 mpg.highly recommend this vehicle if you want a comfortable and economical family hauler.


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Unimagined benefit
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By Teamous L Newberne
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Interior size is deceiving, much larger than one would think. much larger than cars with trucks.


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Great car, mileage is decreasing
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By Angela Strandberg
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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UPDATE: Now that I've hit 85,000 miles on the car, the gas mileage is decreasing. I used to average 42 miles per gallon, now I'm average 36 miles per gallon. I'm driving the same distance, the same roads.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: In the last 6 months I've had my car in the dealership three times. Once to have a grill placed over the intake/out take pipe to keep mice out of the car. Twice because the engine stopped working and the battery was low. The first time it a lot to fix it (it was an easy fix, so had car back the same day.) Now it's back in the dealership for the same problem. Not happy at all about this issue. Definitely NOT buying a Toyota again.


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Good Value and Reliability
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Roger B.
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Updated review at 56,000 miles: The car has continued to be trouble-free.
At the 50,000 mile dealer service I had to install front brake pads and turn the rotors.
At 38,000 miles new tires were installed, Goodyear Eagles, LRR (Low Rolling Resistance). After installation of the tires the mpg dropped, but as they got cut in the miles-per-gallon came back to normal.
In the summer, with no high speed runs, there have been a few tanks of fuel over 50 mpg (with the right conditions). Short local trips however will produce high 30s to low 40s mpg readings. I have an average lifetime for the vehicle of just over 46mpg (measured by math on each fill, not the car's meter). I do have a frequent city trip around 30 miles in distance which really lets the hybrid system show it's economy.
The technology is good, bluetooth works well and the Toyota Entune system includes Pandora, Aha Radio, IHeart Radio, Stocks, Weather and Sports scores. In addition I can also stream Spotify or play from a USB drive. The navigation is the first one I've had, so all I can say is that it works ok, but it's now almost 5 years old. So i did encounter one intersection which had been rebuilt: it did not coordinate with the stored navigation map.
The overall drive experience is pleasant and quiet when cruising along or under light to moderate acceleration. There is engine noise on hard acceleration.
The cargo room is extraordinary, there are fold flat front seats too. The seats are very comfortable, I have the Five with the artificial "leather." They are very comfortable on long trips.
I still am intrigued with this car, it's unlike anything I have ever owned and I mean that in a good way.


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