So, what is the deal with the new 2012 Toyota Prius V? Obviously, the cupholder is one of the striking elements on this hybrid MVP which can hold around 7 passengers with 2+3 seating arrangement. The interior on the new Prius surely has been upgraded over its liftback sibling. If you let the rear seats unfolded, you will get 34.3 cubic-feet of storage and folded them offers 67.3 cubes. Yup… that amount of space is way more roomier if we compare it to the Ford Escape and Nissan Rogue.
The nickel-metal hydride battery pack is mounted on the underneath of cargo area of the 2012 Prius V MVP. According to autoblog.com, the cargo area is unusually high for a vehicle of this size. If you choose to have a mini MVP where you can load and unload things easily, perhaps this hybrid minivan is not what you are looking for because Mazda5 has load floor which closer to the knee height and it is going to be much easier to put in and put out things.
In term of engine and performance, the 2012 Toyota Prius V powered by the same old Atkinson-cycle 1.8L four-cylinder which fitted into V with power output at 98 horsepower. The electric motor offers additional power which sets the total power output at 134 horsepower. The fuel economy stats are 44mpg for city, 40 mpg for highway with the combination of both scored at 42 mpg. US price tag for this hybrid MVP is $36,692 with Advance Additional Technology Package kit that costs you $5,580 which consists of updated software.