2012 Toyota Prius V Five

Matt Tierney
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2012 Toyota Prius V Five

MSRP (with destination): $30,750
PRICE AS TESTED: $36,330

ENGINE:
1.8-liter DOHC I-4
Horsepower: 98 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 105 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

ELECTRIC MOTOR:
Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
Horsepower: 80 hp
Torque: 153 lb-ft

TRANSMISSION:
Continuously variable

DRIVE:
Front-wheel

WHEELS AND TIRES:
17-inch aluminum wheels
215/50WR-17 Toyo Proxes A20 tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
44/40/42 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
3274 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo (rear seats up/down): 34.3/67.3 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 41.3/35.9 in
Headroom (front/rear): 40.4/38.2 in
Towing: N/A

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Barcelona Red/Gray

STANDARD FEATURES:
Stability and traction control
Keyless entry
Automatic LED headlights
Rear spoiler
LED taillights
Roof-mounted antenna
60/40 split folding rear seat
EV/Eco/Power modes
Power windows and locks
Cruise control
Tire pressure monitoring system
Navigation w/integrated rearview camera display
SiriusXM satellite radio w/3-month subscription
Auxiliary audio jack
USB port
Bluetooth
Etune w/3-year trial
Tilt-and-telescopic steering column
17-inch aluminum wheels
Heated front seats
Fold-flat front passenger seat
Front fog lights

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Prius v Five Advanced Technology package- $5580
-Premium HDD navigation w/Entune
-7-inch touch-screen w/split-screen capability and back-up camera display
-Eight JBL GreenEdge speakers w/amplifier
-Panoramic-view moonroof w/power sunshades
-Dynamic radar cruise control
-Parking guidance
-Roadside assistance w/1-year trial

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
None

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
The Prius v is new for 2012, and the Five is the top-of-the-line model.

COMPARE TO:
Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Honda Insight

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Driverofone
I have 2100 miles on my Prius V, 5. I agree with the previous writer, you are too harsh, the ride is not that harsh(!), keep to or near the recommended tire pressure. This is a short wheelbase car,so there will be a lot of suspension inputs, but Toyo has controlled pitch well. The cabin NVH seems ok to me, driving in the Cleveland & NE Ohio area where our roads are like yours. (Previous car a 2007 Malibu) Mileage tank-to-tank is 41 to 43 something, and can hit 50+. The warm ups rob mileage then it builds. It's great to tool in a neighborhood in full electric with the limited battery capacity and listen to the electric motor gently whine. Ok some of your comments may have validity, such as the rear seat hinge protrusion. But the good qualities are there, a commanding seating height,to me the seats have been comfortable.. and great carrying capacity. I agree the instrumentation could be styled better and in front of the driver. Nothing made by man is perfect, I think your reviewers were a bit too pessimistic.
Teddylea
Seems like people are really searching to find fault with the Prius v. Noisy on the highway, can't figure out what button to push to put it in Park. Come on. I am the proud owner of a v and I love it. It is not noisy, it is comfortable and roomy. If you cannot read "power" on one button and "p" on the other one maybe you shouldn't be driving. I think you just don't like Toyota.

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