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2012 Toyota Prius

Still the best hybrid out

Reviewed by Automotive on 10/17/2011

To many people, the Toyota is synonymous with the words car.” Still powered by a of a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine and motors, the standard 2012 continues to get an EPA-estimated 51/48 mpg For 2012, Toyota expands the lineup for the first time. The the 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid (PHV), is a version the electric battery can be recharged via a electric outlet.

The bigger 2012 Toyota v is larger, longer, and can hold up to individuals comfortably.

A new infotainment called Entune is introduced in the Toyota Prius. The automaker’s to Ford’s Sync/MyFord offering, the Entune system allows to access their apps via command on their smartphones on the road. Entune also information services such as a price guide, sports stocks, traffic and weather, of which can be controlled by the voice

The Range

Body style:

Engine: 1.8-liter inline-4 and motor

Transmission: Continuously transmission

Models: Prius, Two, Prius Three, Four, Prius Five; Plug-in; Prius v

What’s New

Two new vehicles join the hybrid since the Toyota Prius debuted back in 1997 and third generation design on sale in 2009 as a 2010

As its name implies, the 2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid charging of the battery via an electric in addition to the regular Prius’ Synergy Drive system. The Plug-in hybrid can travel up to 16 on electric power alone and at up to 62 mph before the gas engine kicks in. can recharge the Prius Plug-in battery (which replaces the Prius’ nickel metal battery) in 2.5 to 3.0 hours using a 120 household outlet or roughly that time using a 240 outlet.

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The 2012 Toyota Prius v (it for versatility) is, essentially, a wagon of the Prius hatchback. According to the Prius v is aimed at young and can fit a driver and up to four passengers in Cargo space behind the row is slightly more than 34 feet and nearly double figure with the front seat and second row seating down.

The Toyota Prius v’s size affects its fuel which drops to a low 44/40 mpg

The standard 2012 Toyota models primarily get upgrades in infotainment systems. Toyota Two models get a new touch-screen system; Three adds GPS navigation and Toyota’s hands-free app and data control system; while the Four gets an environmentally audio system.


The Toyota Prius was back in 2010 and the automaker no major exterior changes to the model which carries into 2012. The 2012 Prius v differentiates itself its siblings primarily by its size is five-inches longer, an inch and four inches taller the standard Prius hatchback.

are no significant exterior differences in the Toyota Prius Plug-In and the standard model, aside a port to plug the car in.


There are no significant differences in the 2012 Toyota Plug-In Hybrid and the standard

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