2012 Toyota Prius GreenCarReports’ Best Car To Buy 2012

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2012 Toyota Prius: Best Car To Buy 2012

2012 Prius V station wagon, Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

The arguments are over, the statistical and product specs are put away, and made our choice.

The GreenCarReports Car To Buy Award for 2012 goes to a of cars: the 2012 Toyota V wagon and the 2012 Toyota Plug-In Hybrid.

The two new 2012 together make up two-thirds of an Prius hybrid range we feel offers the best way for buyers with a variety of vehicle needs to drive

2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, Half Moon CA, May 2011

2012 Prius V

Judging from the regular of e-mails asking us when will make a hybrid or wagon, Toyota should see a lot of in the 2012 Prius V wagon. taller, longer, and has far more space—and a much more rear seat—than the standard Prius hatchback.

It looks inch a Prius, even it shares not a single body with the hatchback, and the EPA rates it at 44 mpg 40 mpg highway, for a combined 42 mpg rating. compares to the hatchback’s 50-mpg rating.

2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, Half Moon CA, May 2011

And based on our the first review of the 2012 Toyota V wagon. that 42 mpg figure is can be replicated by real-world drivers.

means that families a couple of kids in car seats now 34 to 40 cubic feet of load behind the rear seat, or 67 feet with the seat The rear seat of the Prius V slides back and forth inches, expanding and contracting the bay as needed.

By comparison, the five-door hatchback offers 22 cubic feet the seat up.

We think the Prius V the Prius range in a very and practical way, making iconic hybrid capable of more of what cars are to do: haul people and stuff

2012 Prius Plug-In

Absent the odd badge or graphic, you to look very carefully at the Prius Plug-In Hybrid to that it’s any different a standard Prius hatchback.

2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid, production model

The giveaway is the second round on the right-rear fender, which not a gasoline filler but a J-1772 for a standard 120-Volt or 240-Volt cable.

And that’s the key to the car: Toyota’s first plug-in since the low-volume 2002 RAV4 EV. the last Toyota drivers could recharge the electric grid.

With the of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet the Prius Plug-In might be as the worst of both worlds. The offers 70 to 100 miles of electric and never uses a drop of while the Volt offers 25 to 40 of electric range—enough for two-thirds of the car in the U.S.—and dispenses entirely range anxiety.

So what does the 9-to-13-mile range of the Prius Plug-In provide?

Least risky way to in

We think it will be viewed as the least risky way for car buyers to with plug-in vehicles. The plug-in Prius carries an that neither the Volt nor the has: the Prius name, for a decade now has stood for very gas mileage and Toyota solidity.

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