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2012 Toyota Prius V

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  2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011 2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $24,716 $21,178
44/40 19/28
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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. Read Full Review The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. Read Full Review
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  • Every inch a Prius
  • Far more space inside than the hatchback
  • Folding and sliding rear seat
  • Conventional console design


  • Not the most rewarding to drive
  • Fuel economy lower than hatchback's
  • Rear-seat releases awkwardly located
  • May be in high demand this year


  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration (V-6)
  • Relatively fuel-efficient


  • Very small third row
  • Side-hinged rear hatch
  • Rear-mounted spare
  • A dated design within this class
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