Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. The front wheels are driven by a continuously variable transmission. We should mention these were pre-production models at the introduction, and shock tuning might be changed by the time the v makes it into showrooms. The biggest Prius news for 2012 is the addition of two new models. The v leads the way in another area, that of energy-efficient sound systems. This makes us appreciate our Leaf even more, so much so that we have now bought our second Nissan Leaf. The Prius currently outsells 30 other U.
Most satisfied with our second Prius and would buy Prius again. Its fuel numbers are an impressive 51 mpg in the city, and 48 mpg on the highway. Rear-seat legroom benefits from hollowed-out front seatbacks, but in front, the seat padding is skimpy and the hard-plastic center console cuts into knee room for taller drivers. If an owner experiences a failure of the inverter before the vehicle receives updated software, the dealer will repair or replace the inverter assembly with a new one at no charge. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash. While the adaptive cruise control proved very useful, Toyota really needs to reengineer the automatic parking system. For my family of two road trips, cargo space is more important than seating.
It is roomy, comfortable, and efficient. Critics liked its top-notch interior materials and easy-to-use audio and climate controls. Total maximum output power is 134 horsepower, but at steady speeds on the highway, the engine is relaxed and the traveling experience is pleasant. Full power accessories, cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering are embraced by manually adjustable climate control, with a trip computer complemented by a hybrid performance display. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment. I-4 and V-6 refer to the configuration and number of cylinders.
The coefficient of drag is 0. The engine charges the battery and the battery assists the motor when needed. Fold the seats down, and the Prius V offers 67. In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven. All in all I am very pleased with this vehicle. The rear seats recline 45 degrees, so with the optional panoramic roof passengers can watch the clouds.
There have been no repairs to the vehicle since purchase in Aug. After taking it in, I'm back to being slightly interested. I've had my 2012 Prius V bout six months and am very happy with it. Hypermilers learned just how to optimize fuel economy, while a cottage industry of modders made it possible to recharge the battery from the grid. And it gets 10 fewer miles per gallon than the Prius hatchback. The 2012 Toyota V wagon offers all the classic Prius hybrid virtues--low-speed electric running, top-of-class fuel economy, and interior space--in a super-sized package that still offers remarkable gas mileage ratings. The recall began on March 21, 2013.
The Prius v Five model adds a Pre-Collision System and an Advanced Parking Guidance System, which assist with parallel parking. The Plug-In utilizes the standard Prius body and a similar powertrain, but is intended to be plug-in charged before use. I also liked the fact that iHeartRadio had some preset genre stations, so I didn't have to go looking for a specific station from all the radio markets in the country. Failed to get data, please try again. Of course, regenerative braking helps the four-banger to charge the 650 volt nickel-metal hydride battery, while a beefier rear axle ratio allows added torque while maintaining the regular Prius's engine size.
Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Test drivers appreciated its composed ride, roomy back seat and powerful available six-cylinder engine. The local Toyota dealer has provided excellent service, nonetheless. What I don't understand is this would seem to me to be the quintessential Hybrid Family Road trip vehicle, and yet release is scheduled for late summer? They reluctantly agreed to give us a Prius V to pit against the new Ford C-Max Hybrid, but they also insisted on handing over a regular-flavor Prius, too.
Jamming down the accelerator for a passing maneuver made the engine emit an eerie moan, in counterpoint to the pleasant turbine whir of the generator when braking. The available Remote Touch controller--rather like a mouse fixed in position on the console--controls icons on the navigation screen, but requires taking the driver's eyes off the road frequently to watch the screen. Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield air bags, free of charge. My thought is that existing Prius drivers are accustomed to 60+ mpg and this is skewing your perception. The five-seat Prius v shares the same Hybrid Synery Drive powertrain as the standard Prius, which means a 1.
Only had for a week and have been averaging 48 mpg in town. Either way, Pitch and Bounce Control helps more on interstates than it does on back roads. I was also hoping for a 7 seater as having extra seats is higher on my need list than having extra cargo room. That means drivers can keep their hands on the wheel while adjusting climate control or radio settings. It consists of a 1.
We found the same flaws in the Prius sedan: road noise and rough ride. Toyota places the drive-mode buttons on the console, within easy reach of the driver. I had to leave bigger gaps before pulling into traffic, but with two adults on board the V had little trouble maintaining 70 mph even on inclines. Currently the Toyota Prius V has a score of 8. The car gets great gas mileage 41 mpg at 70-80 mph, 4 seasons, driving in the Appalachian Mts.