Toyota Prius V

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $26,400
MPG 42.0
Styles Reviewed
WagonWagon
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 84

Wall Street Journal

06/18/11
2011-06-18
87
100

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Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

If you can’t acknowledge the genius of the Toyota Prius, you just don’t like cars, engineering, or technology. True, the Prius is not for everybody. But with the v, it’s getting there.

Cars.com

11/21/11
2011-11-21
87
100

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BreAnn Ahara BreAnn Ahara Score Pending 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The all-new 2012 Toyota Prius v has more cargo space and gets 42 mpg city/highway combined. For our family of four, it was a perfect fit; it gave us just enough space to stretch out, but not so much that we were left crying at the gas pump.

MotorWeek

06/27/11
2011-06-27
87
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The station wagon-like Prius v has the potential of being just as important to the hybrid movement as the current hatchback. V not only stands for versatility, but for volume, as we expect this wagoneer will greatly expand hybrid appeal.

Los Angeles Times

08/25/11
2011-08-25
86
100

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Susan Carpenter Susan Carpenter Score Pending 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The Prius v’s driver visibility, passenger legroom and cargo capacity are value-added improvements over the regular Prius.

Detroit News

09/29/11
2011-09-29
86
100

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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The Prius v, which is the wagon version of the Prius — the v stands for “versatility” — does live up to its purpose. There’s versatility everywhere in this car.

Washington Post

12/30/11
2011-12-30
86
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

There’s nothing sexy about the Prius V. It delivers exactly what it promises, like it or not. Simply put, it has what many American drivers want — fuel ­efficiency, reliability, safety, decent road manners and lots of utility — all at a reasonable price.

CNET.com

12/17/11
2011-12-17
85
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

Excellent fuel economy and a large, airy cabin make the 2012 Toyota Prius v a very practical choice for families, and new electronics give it a modern tech edge.

Edmunds.com

05/25/11
2011-05-25
85
100

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Erin Riches Erin Riches Score Pending 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The 2012 Toyota Prius V is a little bit larger and it should only cost a couple grand more. For that extra money, you’ll get a genuinely useful five-passenger hybrid wagon with plenty of room.

Winding Road

05/26/11
2011-05-26
85
100

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Seyth Miersma Seyth Miersma Score Pending 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

For those who seek out the values associated with Toyota’s headlining hybrid — economy, safety, and ease of use — the Prius V is a fundamentally flawless vehicle.

LeftLane News

05/10/11
2011-05-10
85
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

Sporty it is not, but the Prius V is remarkably capable and comfortable, improving on almost everything that made the original Prius a bit of a compromise for many drivers.

Edmunds.com

07/18/11
2011-07-18
85
100

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Dan Edmunds Dan Edmunds 7.8 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The 2012 Toyota Prius V is everything a Toyota Prius hatchback is, only bigger. If the only thing holding you back from a regular Prius was the size, the 2012 Prius V is your car. And why don’t we just call it a wagon and move on?

Motor Trend

05/23/11
2011-05-23
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2012 Toyota Prius V Wagon

The Prius V is a fine, well-thought-out vehicle. It’s much better to drive than any other Prius, and it can haul as much as a small CUV and get a combined 42 mpg while doing so.

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