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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In

You Say You Want An Evolution? Here's a game that the first people who buy the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid should play with their other Prius-driving friends: Let them slide behind the wheel and see if they can even tell that it isn't a standard, third-generation Prius. Very few will be able to tell. That's how subtle the changes are between the two vehicles, at least, to someone who isn't looking too closely. After driving the corded Prius in California recently, we can confidently say that from both the outside and behind the wheel, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid looks, drives and feel... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4 / 4.4 kWh Li-ion
Power:
134 HP (combined)
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$32,000 (base)
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    Official: Toyota Prius sets a different kind of Nürburgring lap record [w/video]
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    Scroll down the leaderboards of Nürburgring lap times and you'll see mostly racing cars, supercars and sports cars. Delve deep enough and you'll eventually get to hatchbacks and sedans, albeit the most performance-focused of their kind. But a hybrid? Sure, the Porsche 918 Spyder posted the top time for a street-legal series production car, and it's ...

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    This Japanese ad for the Toyota Prius Plug In is beyond confusing
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    We'll admit we don't understand all of this strange little ad for the Toyota Prius Plug In (our Japanese skills are not what they once were) but that just makes it all the more fascinating. The takeaway point is that a world full of PHEV Priuses will be astonishingly colorful at time and exciting, with food being delivered by a neck plug. Or something ...

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    US Prius Plug-In Hybrid gets price cut, won't get JDM two-tone paint
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    Compared to last year's model, there's not much that's new in the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In hybrid –except the price tag. The nominally updated PHEV will lose $2,010 off of its base price while keeping all of the tech and options from the 2013 model. The new base model will therefore start at $29,990, while the Prius Plug-in Advanced model gets an ...

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    Toyota Prius Plug-in fuel-economy challenge offers $20,000 in prizes
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    Sure, it's a PR play to raise awareness for the Toyota Prius Plug-in, but Toyota's first-ever Prius MPG Challenge is for a good cause. Fifteen of them, for starters. The Japanese automaker officially began the contest Wednesday in West Caldwell, New Jersey. The idea is to let representatives from various US nonprofits compete in five heats, with as many ...

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    Toyota Prius Plug-In wins 2012 sales battle in UK
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    The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid was the top selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the United Kingdom, with 470 sold since being introduced to the market in July 2012. That means the Prius Plug-in Hybrid outsold the Vauxhall Ampera plug-in hybrid, Toyota says. The sales lead happened even though the Ampera was launched in the UK market three months earlier ...

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    Colorado University finds Prius plug-in hybrids a hit; online assistance, not so much
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    In 2008, Boulder, CO became the "first Smart Grid City in the nation." It wasn't just a name, it was a step along the way for the town to become a green energy incubator. A few years later, Toyota sponsored a test program with 28 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles conducted by Colorado University. CU has now released its preliminary findings from the two-year ...

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    Toyota Prius now best-selling model(s) in California
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    We've heard the Toyota Prius jokingly called the State Bird of California, but recent sales data shows that the world's most popular hybrid is, in fact, the best-selling car in the state. Well, the best-selling vehicle line, at least, since the Prius now comes in four variants. If you add up sales of the Prius Liftback (aka, the regular Prius), the C, V ...

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    Toyota will make more than 1 million hybrids this year
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    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." The Who lyric seems apropos, given the news that Toyota may double its hybrid-vehicle production this year and will maintain that sales level for the next three years as it expands both the number of hybrid models it offers and sales efforts to markets throughout Asia. The world's largest hybrid-vehicle maker ...

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    Confused about the C-Max Energi abilities? Ask the chief engineer
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    To get an accurate reading of how a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle performs in battery-only mode and in overall extended range, two experiences are useful: lots of behind-the-wheel driving time under various driving conditions (altitude, climate temperature, average speed driven, stop-start, etc.) or a detailed conversation with the chief engineer who ...

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    Toyota Prius Plug-in in vehicle-to-home tests in Japan
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    Pull electricity from a Toyota Prius Plug-in to a McMansion, and the lights may go out within a matter of a couple of hours. For a typical Japanese house, though, you'd be taken care of for the better part of a week. Toyota said it will start testing a vehicle-to-home (V2H) system with the Prius Plug-in in Japan by the end of the year. The trial will ...

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    Video: Star Wars Prius commercial uses famous droids to sell Toyota's plug-in
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    Help us, plug-in cars, you're our only hope. In his original deal with Fox for the first Star Wars movie, George Lucas famously kept the licensing rights for himself. That deal – unusual at the time – has resulted in a huge pile of cash for the filmmaker and the ability for his iconic characters to appear on a seriously uncountable pile of ...

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    Star Wars Prius commercial gives droids a shot with Toyota's plug-in
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    Help us, plug-in cars, you're our only hope. In his original deal with Fox for the first Star Wars movie, George Lucas famously kept the licensing rights for himself. That deal – unusual at the time – has resulted in a huge pile of cash for the filmmaker and the ability for his iconic characters to appear on a seriously uncountable pile of ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius now third-most-popular car in the world... sort of
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    Think you're seeing more Toyota Prius models on the road these days? Well, you are. Automotive News is reporting that all those increased Prius sales in the U.S. and Japan (see here and here and here and here etc.) have turned the Prius into the world's third-best-selling car model for the first three months of 2012. During the first quarter, the Prius ...

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    Toyota Prius now third-most-popular car in the world... sort of
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    Think you're seeing more Toyota Prius models on the road these days? Well, you are. Automotive News is reporting that all those increased Prius sales in the U.S. and Japan (see here and here and here and here etc.) have turned the Prius into the world's third-best-selling car model for the first three months of 2012. During the first quarter, the Prius ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius Plug-In third fastest-selling car in America
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    The good people at Cars.com have slogged their way through sales data from April and found something interesting. The Toyota Prius Plug-In managed to walk away as the third quickest-selling car in the U.S., spending just five days on dealer lots. That figure was good enough to land it behind the BMW X3 and X5, both of which take four days to find a new ...

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    Toyota Prius Plug-In third fastest-selling car in America
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    The good people at Cars.com have slogged their way through sales data from April and found something interesting. The Toyota Prius Plug-In managed to walk away as the third quickest-selling car in the U.S., spending just five days on dealer lots. That figure was good enough to land it behind the BMW X3 and X5, both of which take four days to find a new ...

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    Prius Plug-in helps Toyota extend lead for April's alt-fuel sales
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    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." The classic couplet from the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" applies to April's alt-fuel vehicle sales, as Toyota not only continued to dominate the hybrid market, but also shoved aside the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf in plug-in vehicle sales. Last month, Toyota sold 1,654 Prius Plug-in Hybrids. That total ...

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    Official: Toyota Prius plug-in sells 1,654 copies in April, beating Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf
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    The Toyota Prius, the most popular hybrid in the world, was also the most popular plug-in vehicle in U.S. last month. Compared to sales of the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, which sold 1,462 and 370 units, respectively, the $32,000 Prius Plug-in quietly sold 1,654 copies in April, reports PluginCars. With such strong name recognition and pent-up ...

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    Toyota Prius plug-in sells 1,654 copies in April, beating Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf
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    The Toyota Prius, the most popular hybrid in the world, was also the most popular plug-in vehicle in U.S. last month. Compared to sales of the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, which sold 1,462 and 370 units, respectively, the $32,000 Prius Plug-in quietly sold 1,654 copies in April, reports PluginCars. With such strong name recognition and pent-up ...

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    Toyota boosts fuel-economy rating for Prius Plug-in to 95 MPGe
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    Toyota has boosted the miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) ratings for the Prius Plug-in hybrid-electric that it plans to debut in the U.S. next month. The Japanese automaker now estimates that the car will get 95 MPGe in its all-electric mode, up from its prior estimate of 87 MPGe, according to Toyota Division Group Vice President Bob Carter and cited by ...

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