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2013 Toyota Prius v (continued)


2013 Toyota Prius v

The Toyota Prius v offers the functionality of a wagon with hybrid-worthy fuel economy and excellent cargo space. Still, sluggish acceleration, cabin noise and a rough ride make it less than stellar.

Sam Moses filed this report from the Pacific Northwest, with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Toyota Prius v Two ($26,650), Prius v Three ($27,415), Prius v Five ($30,295)
Engines:98-hp 1.8-liter Atkinson Cycle I4 with 80-hp 650v electric motor, combined 134 hp
Transmissions:electronic continuously variable transaxle (CVT)
Safety equipment (standard):Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology; seven airbags; whiplash-lessening seats, tire pressure monitor, LATCH child seat system, hill start assist
Safety equipment (optional):Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Safety Connect
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Japan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Toyota Prius v Three ($27,415)
Standard equipment:fabric seats, 6-way adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split sliding reclining fold-down rear seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, under-floor cargo storage area, tonneau cover, automatic climate control with dust and pollen filters, full power, digital instrumentation, two 12-volt power outlets, five cupholders, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with controls, cruise control, 6-inch touch-screen with backup camera, six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with USB port and iPod connectivity, voice recognition, projector-beam halogen headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels with wheel covers, LED taillamps and brake lights, power heated folding sideview mirrors, UV reduction glass windshield, rear spoiler, LED brake light
Options as tested (MSRP):none
Destination charge:($795)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $28,210
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.8-liter Atkinson Cycle 16-valve 4-cylinder plus 650v electric generator motor assist
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):134 @ 5000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):105 @ 4000
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:44/40 mpg
Wheelbase:109.4 in.
Length/width/height:181.7/69.9/62.0 in.
Track, f/r:60.6/60.8 in.
Turning circle:36.1 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.6/53.5/41.3 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.6/53.5/35.9 in.
Cargo volume:34.3 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:torsion beam
Ground clearance:5.7 in.
Curb weight:3274 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/ solid disc with ABS and EBD
Fuel capacity:11.9 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of January 27, 2013.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-468-6968 -

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