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2013 Mazda MAZDA5

2013 Toyota Prius V

  2013 Mazda Mazda5 2012 Toyota Prius V 5dr Wagon Five (Natl) Angular Rear Exterior View
Invoice $19,073 $24,809
21/28 44/40
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Bottom Line If you don't mind being seen in a minivan--but don't want to feel like you're driving one--the 2013 Mazda 5 fits the bill, though it's short on some features. Read Full Review The 2013 Toyota Prius V is by far the roomiest Prius in the lineup, and its 42-mpg combined mileage is hard to beat. It's far from the fastest or most powerful family wagon, and it faces a new competitor, the Ford C-Max Hybrid--but it's still a capacious, comfortable, and highly fuel-efficient family wagon. Read Full Review
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  • Ride quality
  • Steering's full of feel
  • Handles more like a hatch than a minivan
  • A six-speed manual's standard
  • Seating for six--yes, six


  • Skimpy front seats
  • Can be noisy
  • Short features list
  • Bluetooth only offered on expensive models


  • Oodles of space inside
  • 42 mpg combined mileage
  • Electric running at low speeds
  • Practical console layout


  • Underpowered when loaded
  • Numb Prius steering
  • Gets pricey quickly
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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