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2012 Prius V - GREAT vehicle - GPS terrible
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By rickity1
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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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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Horrible!
3 of 36 people found this review helpful
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By crazycatlady58
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2012 Toyota Prius v Two 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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This car has gotten stuck in 1 inch of snow this winter, and in Wisconsin that is not a good thing! This car rides horribly also, you feel every bump in the road! My family lives about 40 miles away, and I dread going to see them because I know I will be stiff and sore after the ride there! Another complaint I have about this vehicle is that it is difficult to get a convertible car seat to sit properly in the middle of the back seat while in the rear facing position. It would take forever to get the car seat in just the right spot that it wouldn't tip due to the split between the oddly sized seats in the back. And you can't put a car seat on the side because of the side air bags.


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None


Worst Features

Go out of business!


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Hurricane Sandy brought us together!! I love my Prius V5
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By lbtrofeo
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I'm a previous owner of a Prius.
Sadly, it was a victim of Hurricane Sandy as it succumbed to the flood waters of the might Hudson River.
Left with no choice and a bus pass, I went back to my dealership and was set on getting the same Prius model.
To my surprise, the Prius V5 was not that much bigger in length but even more surprised on how much room it had inside.
It was significant, especially the trunk space.
I love that it's a true hybrid in every way.
Part car, part mini SUV, part wagon, and part mini van.
I just love how it drives and of course the mileage.


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EVERYTHING!! I love the heated seats. There is not 1 or 2 but 7 cup holders. The leather seats are luxurious. The reclining back seat. Back up camera, the internet enabled via blue tooth. It's great to listen to Pandora.


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Pleasantly Surprised
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By garyb7
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2012 Toyota Prius v Two 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I purchased my Prius V in December 2012.
I wanted 40 mpg and there are few cars in this class.
I considered the Ford C Max, but to get a driver's seat with lumbar support, I had to upgrade to the SEL model, while the Prius 2 package has lumbar support.
And C Max has not been getting the mileage as advertised.
The V rides well and I've been averaging 40mpg so far during winter driving... (Minnesota).
The car is very comfortable and feels very similar to my old Pontiac Vibe.
The seats are very comfortable and the interior is much roomier than the Prius liftback, especially in the front.
My only complaint is the car is a bit slow.
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase.


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The most versatile high MPG hybrid
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By jcihak
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2012 Toyota Prius v Five 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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When we went looking for a car that got both high real MPG and had good utility, we had few choices. It was either a sacrifice of MPG or cargo space. The Prius V's only competition is the C-Max, but in the real world the V gets better mileage and has a lot more cargo room.
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Although the Prius V is not a standout car, its the one that met all our needs, and left us pleasantly surprised.
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We got the Model 5 with the 17" wheels. It handles much better than any Prius I ever drove before. I think the trade-off is a big turning radius and expensive tires. However, the big tires do not seem to hurt mpg.
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The engine is noisy when pressed, but still manages even on long highway hills.


Best Features

- Cargo room of a small SUV - Great mpg for the size (beats EPA) on the highway) - Entune, Nav, and BT tech work great - Very comfortable seats - fold down front and rear seats (like the Honda Fit) - Good handling, comparable to a good non-hybrid car - Instruments are easy to use - Very roomy for passengers for the class


Worst Features

- Nav / audio screen washes out too easily - Needs dual climate control - Shorter turning radius and 16" tires on model 5 - Option of sunroof without paying $5500 for a tech package - Power driver's seat


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