2012 Toyota Prius V Consumer ReviewsTwo Wagon
2012 Toyota Prius V Consumer Rating
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Great Gas Mileage
- Lots of Features
- Lacks safety
Upon the arrival of gas/electricity hybrid vehicles in the late 90s, the Toyota Prius has always held an edge in my mind, especially when it comes to appearances. The Prius has, over 10 years later, managed to be one of the only hybrids on the road that don't advertise their individuality as a hybrid with an odd, unsettling exterior shape. Over the past few years, most other car companies are following suit with the introduction of their own hybrid versions in a more conventional exterior design. As a Prius driver, I feel that I can adequately point out the pros and cons of owning and driving one. Obviously, the number one pro to owning a hybrid is gas mileage. But how does the Prius compare to other hybrids? Excluding electric cars, Prius has the highest gas mileage of hybrids that I've come across thus far, getting anywhere from 40-60 miles to the gallon. Another feature I enjoy about the Prius is it's compact size and zippy pace. More pros to the Prius include lifetime brake pads, no required tuneup for 100,000 miles, and the variety of features you can choose! Some of my top features include the push-button startup & the rearview video camera. There's a plethora of other interior and exterior features that can be added as well; such as Satellite touch screen navigation, radio, and whatever entertainment accessory capabilities you choose. There are a few cons to owning and driving a Prius as well, but the ones I can complain about are usually objectionable depending on the user. My first objection to the Prius is to the way it feels to sit in the seats. Though comparable in size to a Subaru Forester, I feel much safer and not so low to the ground in a Subaru model. Also as far as shape/size problems go, even with the rearview camera, there are a lot of blind spots found in the Prius not found in many other model cars. Though the car is economical, it can get on the pricey side, especially when buying new. However, as a Toyota, buying used is also usually a reliable alternative.