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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Two (GS)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Two 44 40 $24,716 $26,550
5-Door Wagon Three 44 40 $25,427 $27,315
5-Door Wagon Five 44 40 $28,058 $30,140
FWD 4-Door I4 (GS)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,716
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,550
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$378 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. We think it will do very well among Prius owners with families who need the extra space for people and stuff. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 44 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Station Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.2 108.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.8
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 181.7 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.0 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.3 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 34.8
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70D17 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3274 3360
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5200 179 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 42 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 44 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.41
Trans Type 1 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius v Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.4 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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