2012 Toyota Prius v Consumer Review: 2012 Prius V - GREAT vehicle -

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2012 Prius V - GREAT vehicle - GPS terrible
By rickity1 on


2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


The 2012 Prius V is an outstanding vehicle ... lots of cargo space, 50 mpg [CAN gal] [5.2 l/100km] .. great audio system, heated seats - seriously, a GREAT vehicle.
So - why would Toyota put such a lame GPS system into such a great vehicle?
Seriously - why?
I have a $150 Garmin GPS that is twice as good and that I will use over the Prius GPS every time.
The interface is awkward; the software usually does not "speak" street names and when it does it mispronounces them; it frequently is unable to find locations or POIs that are there but it cannot discover in its data listings ....
Toyota - PLEASE reconsider [replace] the GPS system in this wonderful vehicle.
And PLEASE replace mine!

Best Features

Everything but GPS system

Worst Features

Fix the GPS system and replace the one in my new [Oct/2012] Prius V - PLEASE!
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By drivesaprius
on 06/11/13 15:46 PM (PDT)

I agree, the GPS is horrendous. I had a 2010 Prius and the GPS was fine--how could the "upgraded" GPS be so inferior to the older version? I can't see the street names, there's no compass in the car which is ridiculous, and the voice software rarely recognizes an address. It's a terrible waste of money!

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