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A Great Hybrid Wagon
By jeffthezombie on
Vehicle2012 Toyota Prius v Three 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
ReviewI 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 FeaturesHigh fuel economy, ample cargo room and rear seating, Entune infotainment system (far superior to Ford's MyTouch), overall fit and finish.
Worst FeaturesA 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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