2012 Toyota Prius v Consumer Review: Prius V inferior to Prius

2012 Toyota Prius v - Consumer Review

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

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Prius V inferior to Prius
By edickinson on


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


I continue to be very disappointed in the 2012 Toyota Prius V. I purchased a 2012 Prius V and Prius in October of 2012. I find many issues that make the Prius V an aggravation, dangerous and displeasure especially when compared to the Prius model. These are the reasons: 1. The divers seat’s manual adjustments are terrible and can create dangerous situation to adjust while moving, 2. The engine is not adequate for the weight of the vehicle, 3. The electronics and comfort are inferior to the Prius, 4. Wind noise, 5. Gas mileage is not meet expectations and not as good as Prius, 6. The radio has interference with even local stations.

I would not recommend this model and will trade it.

Best Features

Cabin space

Worst Features

Electronic seat adjustments; Better radio reception; Reduce wind noise; Increase engine to match weight
Recommend (5) (9)

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