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Roomier than anything as efficient, and more efficient than anything as roomy, the Prius V is an unbeatable option for buyers seeking the ultimate balance of fuel economy and cargo capacity.
The 2012 Toyota Prius V's sophisticated gas-electric hybrid powertrain requires a price premium that can complicate the car's long-term value equation compared with many of the equally roomy alternati
Built on the same platform and using the same powertrain, it's no surprise the Prius V drives a lot like the Prius classic. Larger and a just tad slower, the 2012 Toyota Prius V nevertheless offers plenty of merging power. Its high-speed passing abilities are another matter, but overtaking is the kind of fuel-intensive maneuver that Prius V drivers might be happier to avoid. Heavier than other cars its size, the Prius V is perfectly comfortable on the highway, while responsive steering helps impart a lively feeling around town. The electric-to-
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By NCgirl (TX) on Sunday, June 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great car"
Cons: "requires unlimited internet"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love the gas milage I get, an I love how quite it runs. I do wish it had auto seats. My much cheeper cars an trucks had buttons on the side of the drivers seat that made the seat move up an down. I fo feel very safe in the V. I have had it up to 95mph an I have taken it on a 6000 mile 10 day trip. Never had 1 problem. I would buy another Prius I would just buy the up graded model..."
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By NotSure (VA) on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 800overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Lots of room, Good seats, A/C, & Radio. Ok MPG."
Cons: "Expensive Hybrid. Cheap Interior/Mirrors/Windows."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"The Prius V delivers lots of room with hybrid fuel savings. Eco Mode is most useful, easily getting 43 MPG. Power mode boosts acceleration and puts an end to Prius hesitation. The EV button only works up to 12 MPG. Battery drains down too quickly. Side windows lack tinting, no anti-heat coatings - interior heats up quickly. No keyless entry button pad. annoying. No side mirror lights to light your entry/exit at night. Unsafe. Mirrors are far too narrow, blind spots feel out right dangerous. Backup camera helps, but you can't see if someone is coming on your left or right. Bluetooth, Radio, and iPhone integration work very well. Solid sound system delivers the music. Entune Apps are just extra driver distractions. Turn off the touch screen, & keep your eyes on the road in front of you. Stay Alert & you will stay alive. Turn down the display brightness for safety. Cargo cover is far too short - fails to cover whole cargo area with both seats folded down. Cargo cover notches should also be in place directly behind the front row seats, so the cargo cover could stretch to cover the whole back area. Rear Seats are non-removeable. Why Not? It would be better to pop out the rear seats to save weight & make more cargo room when needed. Comfortable front seats. Good on road handling. Very Good Breaks. Navigation system gives accurate directions. Strong A/C blows cold, set your temperature and it gets there. Overall, a compromise - trying to be everything to everyone. Nothing comes out as super great, but most everything comes out ok."
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