Car Review 2012 Toyota Prius v

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Car Review: 2012 Toyota v

by zAutos.com on January 31, 2012

The Toyota Prius v Review

Review by Andy: A Classic Car Bigger

The all-new Prius v pronounced PREE-UHS VEE, is latest rendition of its iconic car. The v, which stands for marks the entry of a new era of family-friendly The Prius v was a finalist for Green Car 2012 Green Car of the Year and it should be a finalist on your list as well.

Exterior

The original Prius was a poster-child for green design, but the stretched v, if anything, is the better-looking of the two. Its wedge-shape and tapered rear end add an air of attractiveness, if not elegance, to the hatchback.

a Powertrain

But Toyota is not the only in the gas-sipping game. The Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen nets 30/42 surpassing the Prius v’s freeway economy. It also costs figures less than the boasts more standard and has an upscale interior.

If you spend a lot of doing 60 and over, the turbodiesel may be a better alternative.

The original Prius hatchback exactly a staple in enthusiast The new Prius v is even portlier a higher center of gravity and wheelbase. Put two and two together, and what you get is handling and anemic acceleration. the Prius v is less exciting piloting a golf cart up a The wagon takes over 10 to slog to 60 mph, and has as much of winning a rally race as I do Blake Griffin in a dunking

But enough with the lambasting; no one a Prius for driving excitement. The v has enough get-up-and-kinda-go to suit the of the most drivers.

Safety Information


Equipped seven airbags, ABS with assist, and a standard rearview the Prius v passes the safety with flying colors. cruise control and a pre-collision are among the available options.

Cargo

The regular Prius 21.6 cubic feet. But for people, especially those on the Prius as their sole of transportation, 22 cf isn’t enough. The v comes to the rescue, offering cubic feet with the seat up and a maximum of 67.3 feet. Interior storage is exceptional, including underfloor bins, two gloveboxes, and more. But the v does not place people their possessions.

Front occupants have to lounge and lie, while occupants sit in a split-folding, reclining, and bench seat. The Toyota’s one failure is ergonomics: The control is difficult to operate and the awkwardly steering wheel requires arms to reach.

Feature

The 2012 Toyota Prius v is in three trims: Two ($26,400), ($27,165), and Five ($29,990). Who what happened to One and Four.

The Prius v Two is functionally equipped automatic climate control, ignition/entry, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker system with universal interface, among other The Three level upgrades to a navigation system, satellite HD radio, rearview camera, and Five rounds out the lineup eco-friendly leatherette upholstery, front seats, automatic LED and other features.

Advanced are available, but quickly balloon the price. (See pricing for the Prius v). The Hyundai Elantra is a better budget-oriented choice.

2. The Prius v is called the Prius a in Japan and the Prius + (plus) in

Horsepower Torque: 134 combined hp rpm, 153 lb-ft of torque rpm

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