2012 Toyota Prius Review, Specs, Pictures, Price & MPG

26 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2012 Toyota Prius Review, Specs, Pictures, Price & MPG


The new 2012 Toyota offers a choice of four types, namely the 3rd Gen Prius, the c, the Prius v and the Prius Plug-in. At the Plug-in version of the car is sold in 15 states. The company plans to sales of the Plug-in to all states in

With its breathtaking 95-mpg in city driving, running on electric power, the Plug-in certain to be a highly popular

There are two different gas engines in the Prius range. The Prius c is with a 1.5-liter engine will generate 73 horsepower and 82 of torque. The other cars a larger 1.8-liter engine can produce up to 134 combined horsepower.

All models are fitted with CVT variable transmission) that switches between the electric and the gas engine, or takes power both at the same time. The advanced technology manages the automatically. The system is so sophisticated the Prius drives just a standard car, with no swapping of the power source.

All in the Prius range offer fuel efficiency, with the delivering the spectacular performance earlier. The Plug-in is also fuel efficient in open driving, managing a very 50-mpg.

The 3rd Gen version is rated at 51/48 the Prius c at 53/46 and the v model at The higher figures are obtainable in driving, while the lower are obtained on the highway.

As with all the greatest fuel efficiency is in city driving, where the motor will be used often.

Each one of the 2012 Prius models comes in different trims, with the of the Plug-in, which is sold is two trims. An optional package on two of the Prius v trims offers an controlled, tilt and slide roof and a ventilation system works off solar powered System.

This system ventilates the interior, using an electric fan to in and circulate air until the temperature to 68 degrees. Fahrenheit. If the system is on when the car is empty, it reduces the temperature until it is close to outside for added comfort returning to the car.

The add-on includes a remote air-con and a sliding sunshade. The air-con run for up to 3 minutes. This might not when the battery is low or under

The Toyota Prius range is an lineup of hybrid cars. In of price, the cars are more than many similar cars, but the potential savings on should cancel out the price

The Prius is the top fuel efficient in its class, outranking other hybrid vehicles such as the Insight Hybrid (MSRP 41 city / 44 hwy) and the Honda Hybrid (MSRP $24,990; 44 / 44 hwy). The Toyota Camry (MSRP $26,660; 43 city / 39 may another vehicle worth at.

Overall Rating

What say:

“The 2012 Prius remains the highest-mileage car in the U.S. and it’s a practical and mid-size hatchback with for five.” Car Connection

“On lower-line a soft suspension and skinny, tires allow marked lean and noseplow in even turns. The V model’s 17-inch provide sharper moves and cornering grip.” Consumer

“Superior fuel economy; backseat room; spacious area; comfortable ride; high-tech luxury goodies; safety scores.” Edmunds

“If you’re looking for the best economy in the hybrid field, the Toyota Prius‘ mpg rating is still king. As states also allow cars to waive the 2-person-per-car to drive in the High Occupancy lanes, the 2012 Toyota might actually be able to up your commute times.” KBB

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