Toyota's new 2012 V Prius wagon comes in three choices of trim ranging upwards from the Prius V Two going up towards the Prius V Four, and culminating at the top of the range Prius V Five.
Interior finish in the Prius Two on the base model, comes with as high a luxury finish as you could wish for with the Four finish only requiring a tilt and-telescope steering wheel with integral audio, Bluetooth, and climate controls, plus voice-activated navigation controls and a combined audio unit and navigation display with central screening facilities and 16 inch, metal wheels on P205/60R16 tires to take it up a league.
The Prius premier model, the V Five comes with all of the standard goodies as well as a smart-key system, six-way automatically adjustable heat-able driver's seat, a four-way automatically adjustable heated front passenger seat with both front seats trimmed in SofTex fabric , LED head lamps, integrated fog lamps, dynamic radar cruise control, an HDD navigation system, electrically powered panoramic view moonroof with sunshades and to top it off 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels on P205/60R17 tires.
Safety features on all Toyota's V Prius wagon versions takes in a full complement of airbags in the front and passenger sections with both head and side protection. Also, it comes with anti-lock brakes (ABS), which are designed to enhance steering control during an emergency stop situation. A tire-pressure monitor is standard, as well as a Vehicle Stability Control feature. In addition, the series Five comes with a year's free subscription to the Safety Connect system which provides owners with rapid response roadside and emergency assistance, a stolen-vehicle location function and automatic notification facilities in the event of an accident.
Fuel consumption for the Prius V, according to the US EPA averages at 42 miles per gallon in two wheel drive, with 44 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the open road now being confirmed in most reviews.
The 2012 Toyota Prius V gives those who are in the market for a larger, dual purpose - option to the Toyota's standard hatchback version. The 2012 Prius V wagon is significantly longer than the hatchback at 181.7 inches compared to 175.6 inches meaning lots of leg room and/or cargo space.