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2012 Toyota Prius V

Life In The Commuter Lane Form follows function, so it's easy to find one element of a vehicle that explains everything you need to know about it. Look at the widened haunches of a 911 and you know there's serious hardware in the Porsche's rump. Check the elongated bed of an F-150 and its obvious the Ford should be roaming free on the ranch. Look at a Smart ForTwo... Actually, don't. It's for your own good. So when I opened the door to the 2012 Toyota Prius V, a single feature stood out: the cupholder. Encircled in a chrome ring and mounted dead-center in the massive armrest, this... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.8L I4
Power:
134 HP / 105 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
MSRP:
$36,692 as tested
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    Report: Quake fallout may delay Toyota Prius V sales by up to a year
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    In March, we heard that, because of production delays as a result of the March 11 earthquake in Japan, Toyota was looking at delays for the new Prius V and Prius + models set to go on sale in North America and Europe, respectively. The Detroit News is reporting that those delays could last as long as a year for some buyers due to battery pack ...

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    HybridCars.com snaps exclusive close-up photos of Toyota Prius V
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    Even though Toyota is currently prepping for the media launch of its Prius V at the end of May, the Japanese automaker found time in its hectic schedule to make a pit stop in Berkeley, CA, giving HybridCars.com an exclusive peek at the wagon-like hybrid. The crew at HybridCars snapped some close-up photos that "reveal if the V for Versatility lives up to ...

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    Autoblog checks out Toyota Entune inside the 2012 Prius V
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    Toyota will be launching its new Entune infotainment system later this year – a product that pairs with a customer's Internet- and Bluetooth-equipped smartphone to bring a host of applications right into the car's navigation screen. Entune is the Japanese automaker's answer to Ford's SYNC system, and we recently had the chance to get a first-hand ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius V launch delayed in Japan due to earthquake
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    2012 Toyota Prius V – Click above for the high-res image gallery The new-for-2012 Prius V was scheduled to go on sale in Japan at the end of April, but Automotive News reports that production delays stemming from the March 11 earthquake have pushed that date back a bit. In Toyota's official statement regarding the delay, the company notes plant ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius V launch delayed in Japan due to earthquake
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    2012 Toyota Prius V – Click above for the high-res image gallery The new-for-2012 Prius V was scheduled to go on sale in Japan at the end of April, but Automotive News reports that production delays stemming from the March 11 earthquake have pushed that date back a bit. In Toyota's official statement regarding the delay, the company notes plant ...

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    Report: Toyota to limit U.S. Prius V to five seats, other markets seat seven
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    The Prius V is set to go on sale in the third quarter of this year, but the model being sold in the U.S. won't be the same as the European and Japanese versions. The New York Times reports that the hybrid wagon will come with only two rows of seating here in the U.S., while three rows will be offered overseas. Toyota spokesman John Hanson gives several ...

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    Report: Toyota to limit U.S. Prius V to five seats, other markets seat seven
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    The Prius V is set to go on sale in the third quarter of this year, but the model being sold in the U.S. won't be the same as the European and Japanese versions. The New York Times reports that the hybrid wagon will come with only two rows of seating here in the U.S., while three rows will be offered overseas. Toyota spokesman John Hanson gives several ...

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    Toyota Prius V wagon starts production in Japan
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    Over the last 11 years, more than a million Prius hybrids have been sold in the U.S. With that level of success it is, in Toyota's estimation, a perfect time for the Prius brand to expand into the crossover MPV segment. To that end, the wagon-like Toyota Prius V has officially entered production and will make its global sales debut in April over in ...

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    2012 Toyota Prius V gets lithium battery, 3rd-row seating in Japan
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    When the 2012 Toyota Prius V goes on sale this April in Japan, customers will have an option not available to American buyers of the hybrid wagon. To wit, a family-friendlier version with 3rd row seating. The packaging feat is possible thanks to the smaller space needed for the lithium-based battery found in the Japanese upgrade. The same 7-seater ...

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    Toyota says plural of Prius is "Prii"
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    The world can now rest easy. Toyota has officially embraced "Prii" as the plural of Prius. The Japanese automaker made the announcement over the weekend at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show after inviting the public at large to vote for the phrase that best fit the company's new gaggle of hybrids. The voting kicked off on January 10th at the Detroit Auto Show, ...

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    Toyota says plural of Prius is "Prii"
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    The world can now rest easy. Toyota has officially embraced "Prii" as the plural of Prius. The Japanese automaker made the announcement over the weekend at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show after inviting the public at large to vote for the phrase that best fit the company's new gaggle of hybrids. The voting kicked off on January 10th at the Detroit Auto Show, ...

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    Detroit 2011: Toyota Prius Family plan gets bigger, smaller and more popular?
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    Toyota has big plans for the new Prius family brand. We don't really give a rip what the plural of the name is, but we do like that the fuel-saving technology will be available in more and more vehicles on the Prius platform and Toyota thinks that there will be a lot of people who feel the same way. Bob Carter, Toyota's U.S. sales chief, told journalists ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #212: Detroit Auto Show recap
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    Episode #212 of the Autoblog Podcast is the remedy to our post-Detroit Show hangover, with Chris Shunk, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert all weighing in. We start with the Autoblog Garage and then cover some of our personal impressions of the goings-on at Cobo. It's a wide-ranging discussion that covers the Buick Verano, Honda Civic, Toyota Prius V, Ford ...

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    Detroit 2011: Toyota Prius family adds a V for volume
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    Nearly one million Prius Hybrids have been sold in the U.S. over the past decade, and with the third generation model sitting in every other politician and Hollywood starlet's garage, its appeal is at an all-time high. In Toyota's estimation it's a great time for the Prius brand to expand and kicking things off is a new crossover with the kiddies in ...

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    Detroit 2011: Toyota Prius family adds a V for volume
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    Nearly one million Prius Hybrids have been sold in the U.S. over the past decade, and with the third generation model sitting in every other politician and Hollywood starlet's garage, its appeal is at an all-time high. In Toyota's estimation it's a great time for the Prius brand to expand and kicking things off is a new crossover with the kiddies in ...

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    Toyota Prius MPV teased on billboard
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    The Toyota Prius finally appears ready to expand from a single model into a full lineup of vehicles. At the popular hybrid-electric car's 10th anniversary party this past weekend, Toyota showed off a billboard that teased a larger, more frugal kind of people carrier with the tagline, "The Prius family is getting a whole lot bigger," and it's thoughtfully ...

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    Toyota Prius MPV teased on billboard
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    The Toyota Prius finally appears ready to expand from a single model into a full lineup of vehicles. At the popular hybrid-electric car's 10th anniversary party this past weekend, Toyota showed off a billboard that teased a larger, more frugal kind of people carrier with the tagline, "The Prius family is getting a whole lot bigger," and it's thoughtfully ...

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