2012 Toyota Prius v  -  $27,345


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,345
Base Invoice: $25,511
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 42 | City: 44 | Hwy: 40
Body Style: 5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 1.8L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i Atkinson-cycle I4 hybrid engine

Pros

Leading fuel economy; proven reliability; new models provide cargo and passenger flexibility


Model News

The big Prius news for 2012 is that Toyota is adding several new versions of the Prius-- a bigger Prius v that features more rear seat room and more cargo space than the standard Prius as well as an ultra-high-efficient Prius Plug-in.

The standard Prius is carried over for 2012, but it does feature an upgraded stereo.


Value Writeup

The Prius has set the standard for hybrid-powertrains in the US since it was introduced. The current model is the most efficient, most reliable Prius yet and starting at $22,120 before tax rebates and incentives, it's an amazing bargain.

With several new Prius variations on the way, the winning hybrid powertrain will be available in more body styles to appeal to more car buyers. Anyone who thought the original Prius was too small should look for the Prius v. Customers looking to maximize their fuel economy would be advised to consider the Prius Plug-in. Both feature Toyota's reliable, efficient hybrid technology at a reasonable price.


Model Highlights

The original Prius set the hybrid standard for the rest of the American car market. It proved that a practical mid-size hybrid vehicle could work and be family-friendly while achieving 50 mpg efficiency ratings.

The full hybrid drivetrain of the Prius means it can run on engine alone, battery alone or a combination of the two depending on the demands of the driver and the terrain. It consists of a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and a NiMh battery pack and motor. The engine charges the battery and the battery assists the motor when needed. The brakes capture kinetic energy and use it to recharge the battery as well.

The suspension is a very conventional MacPherson strut/torsion beam setup. The car comes with a 6-speaker stereo, power accessories and automatic climate control-- essentially a very conventional mid-size sedan-- one that achieves 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.

For 2012, Toyota introduced several new Prius variations intended to appeal to a wider group of potential buyers. A larger version of the Prius is called the Prius v. It's a little longer than the standard Prius with most of that length going for rear-seat room and rear cargo space, essentially making this a "Prius Wagon." The Prius v gets the same powertrain-- a 1.8L 4-cylinder and battery pack, and fuel economy will be slightly lower with this model. However, it still offers the same value-packed standard feature list and "green" credibility as its older brother. Prices on the Prius v start at $26,400.

The other variant Toyota added this year is a Prius Plug-in. It uses wall charger to maximize the range of its onboard battery and thus achieve very high fuel economy numbers. The Plug-In utilizes the standard Prius body and a similar powertrain, but is intended to be plug-in charged before use. The stored energy in the battery pack can propel the Prius plug-in for 13 miles without starting the gasoline engine and it charges in as little as 1.5 hours. Most commuters will be able to get to work on battery power alone, carrying the 1.8L high-efficiency engine for anywhere else they want to go. Prices start around $32,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4

EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
40 MPG

Cruising Range - City
523.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
44 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
42 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
476.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4

Displacement
1.8L/110

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Front Hip Room
53.5 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
35.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.2 in

Second Hip Room
53.5 in

Wheelbase
109.4 in

Length, Overall
181.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.9 in

Height, Overall
62.0 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
60.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
67.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3274 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P205/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16

Spare Tire Size
T135/70D17

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V449000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 14, 2015

Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Potential Number of Units Affected
108624

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22, 2011, to June 30, 2014. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance. In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.

Consequence
The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unti (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 21, 2011 to JUN 29, 2014

1.8L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i Atkinson-cycle I4 hybrid engine

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i) -inc: Eco, EV & power driving modes

Hybrid system -inc: sealed nickel-metal hydride battery, integrated permanent synchronous electric motor, integrated regenerative brake system

Electronic shift lever w/Hybrid Synergy Drive blue accent

Push button ignition

Continuously variable transmission (ECVT)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension

Electric pwr assisted rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front & solid rear pwr disc brakes

16" 10-spoke alloy wheels -inc: full wheel covers, P205/60R16 all-season tires

T135/70D17 compact spare tire

Rear spoiler w/LED CHMSL

Auto-off multi-reflector projector headlamps

LED tail lamps

Color-keyed folding pwr heated mirrors

UV reduction glass windshield

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper

Display audio AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: 6.1" touch-screen, (6) speakers, satellite radio capability, USB port w/iPod connectivity & control

Bluetooth hands-free phone capability -inc: music streaming via Bluetooth wireless

Aux audio input

Front bucket seats

Fabric seat material

6-way adjustable driver seat w/pwr lumbar support -inc: 4-way adjustable fold-flat front passenger seat

60/40 split sliding rear seat -inc: center armrest w/adjustable headrests

Front center console storage compartment -inc: removable utility tray, 12V pwr outlet, MP3 player/iPod holder

Active headrests

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: Bluetooth & audio controls, HVAC controls

Multi-information display -inc: energy monitor, fuel consumption history, hybrid system indicator, average fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed & trip distance

Pwr windows w/auto up/down -inc: jam protection in all positions

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks w/shift-linked automatic locking feature -inc: anti-lockout feature

Driver door smart key entry system -inc: panic button, keyless entry w/2-stage unlocking, remote illuminated entry

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer

Automatic climate control -inc: air filter, dust & pollen filtration mode, electric compressor, push button controls

Rear window defogger w/timer

Dual compartment glove box

(3) front & (2) rear cup holders

12V pwr outlet in cargo area

Overhead driver/front passenger map lights

Dual front sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) retractable assist grips

Illuminated entry w/step lamp

Rear dome light

Cargo area lamp

Driver & passenger seatback pockets

Remote hood & fuel-filler releases

Tonneau cover w/clasp for under-floor storage -inc: umbrella holder & area side panel storage

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) & brake assist (BA)

Active traction control (TRAC)

Enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC)

Smart stop technology (SST)

Hill start assist control (HAC)

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Vehicle proximity notification system

Rear-view backup camera

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners & force limiters

Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors

Three-point seatbelts in all seating positions -inc: driver & front passenger seatbelt warning sensors

Automatic locking retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts

LATCH (Lower anchors & tethers for children) system for outboard rear seats

Child safety rear door locks

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Energy absorbing collapsible steering column

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$220

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BARCELONA RED METALLIC
$0

 
CLEAR SKY METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE RIBBON METALLIC
$0

 
BLIZZARD PEARL
$0

 
DARK GRAY, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BISQUE, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MISTY GRAY, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
5-PIECE CARPET FLOOR MATS & TRUNK MAT
$225

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$100

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$195

 
ASHTRAY CUP
$69

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
CARGO TOTE
$49

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$529

 
V.I.P. RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$67

 
MUDGUARDS
$155

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$69

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$303


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