2012 Freshman Car Class #7

By KBB.com Editors on December 4, 2011 10:54 AM

2012 Toyota Prius V

On one hand, the Prius V's city/highway combined fuel economy rating of 42 mpg isn't as jaw-dropping as the regular Prius' 50-mpg rating. On the other hand, the new Prius-plus actually offers more cargo room than most compact crossovers, which typically top out at around 25 combined mpg.