To satisfy buyers who need more utility, Toyota introduced the Prius v -- a wagon -- in 2012. When compared to the hatchback model, the Prius v provides an additional 16 cubic feet of interior space, and 27.7 extra cubic feet of cargo room.
The 2013 Prius v carries over from 2012 with one slight change: the addition of a SofTex-wrapped steering wheel in its top trim level.
The 2013 Prius v comes in three trim levels -- Two, Three and Five -- and all feature the same hybrid drive system in which two electric motors assist a 1.8-liter gas engine. This drivetrain puts out a total of 138 horsepower and is mated to a fuel-saving continuously variable transmission. No one will mistake the Prius v for a sports car, but it holds its own with a 10.3-second 0-to-60 mph run.
Examine trim levels and you'll find that the Two includes an audio system, cloth seating and power amenities. The Three features an upgraded audio system with infotainment and navigation systems. The Five adds premium faux leather upholstery, larger wheels and a HomeLink garage door opener.
Option groups include the Technology Package, with extras like a premium hard-drive-based navigation system, a JBL audio system with a 7-inch screen, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Parking Guidance System, and a panoramic moonroof.
The entry-level Two comes with basic amenities and a few upgraded features. These include: projector-style headlights; LED taillights; heated power mirrors; 16-inch alloy wheels; a rear spoiler; automatic climate control; a display audio system with a 6.1-inch screen, AM/FM/CD/MP3 capabilities and six speakers; and a backup camera for added safety.
The Three adds a navigation system; Toyota’s Entune infotainment system; and voice command, so you can control all of the Prius v’s features more easily.
The Five adds a number of premium features like: LED headlights; integrated fog lights; 17-inch alloy wheels; keyless entry; heated front seats; leather-like SofTex upholstery and steering wheel; and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink for added safety and easy access to your home.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Toyota Prius v$25,000 | 15,435 mi
2013 Toyota Prius v$25,792 | 17,894 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$17,630 | 75,843 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$20,904 | 39,124 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$21,500 | 18,325 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$21,938 | 30,901 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$22,598 | 20,163 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$22,599 | 23,741 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$22,801 | 2,500 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$22,981 | 23,686 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$22,995 | 48,393 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$22,998 | 23,327 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$23,997 | 43,729 mi
2012 Toyota Prius v$24,498 | 20,334 mi
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