2012 Toyota Prius V vs. Its Competition

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

We anticipate the Prius V will be in high demand initially, but Prius buyers tend to load on the luxury features, because they can afford to--so if you're looking for economical family transport that gets great gas mileage, go for the base-level Prius V Two, if you can find one.

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 20112012 Toyota Prius V
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2012 Honda CR-V2012 Honda CR-V
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2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View2012 Toyota RAV4
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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.
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The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.
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The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
MSRP From  
$26,550$22,495$22,650
Gas Mileage  
44 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
Midsize Station Wagon2WD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
5-Door Wagon Two (GS)2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door I4 (GS)
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
WagonSport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission  
Continuously Variable RatioAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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