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2012 Toyota Prius v at a glance

August 25, 2011

2012 Toyota Prius v

Base price: $26,000*

Price as tested: $27,500*

Powertrain: Hybrid system uses a 1.8-liter, DOHC, four-cylinder, 16-valve gasoline engine with a pair of high-output motors and a nickel metal hydride battery pack; electronically controlled continuously variable transmission

Net horsepower: 134

Torque (gas, electric): 105 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm, 153 pound-feet

Overall length: 181.7 inches

Wheelbase: 109.4 inches

Curb weight: 3,274 pounds

0 to 60: 10.4 seconds

Top speed: 103 mph

EPA estimated fuel economy: 44 mpg city/40 mpg highway

Final thoughts: Amazing fuel efficiency for its size


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