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2013 Toyota Prius v Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by JTTTT

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Reviewed: 2013 Toyota Prius v

4dr Wagon 98-horsepower 1.8L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Why the 2013 Toyota Prius v?

Fuel economy

It is a great car. If you take the time to learn about the car,you wil lget better than advertized MPG. After a little more than a year of use,10 gallons will get you 500 miles, if you use the features that are built into the car.

Cargo capacity

Where else could you get a car with all that room and 45-50 mpg? It is not a mini van, but almost.

Towing

Not made for towing. It in the owner's manual. Hitches are available, and there are vids out , but I am sure that warrenty issues would arise--trans., front end, etc, if problems came up.

Handling

Hey, it's small wagon made for carring stuff, who cares? Drive it and enjoy the mpg.

Front seat room

I am just over 6 ft. and spouse at 5ft 4. The seat can be raised plus forward and back. It fit us both well.

Why Not the 2013 Toyota Prius v?

Audio & nav systems

Not the best. There is a problem with the rear speaker volume (2012 and 2013 model years, not sure about 2014), Toyota does'nt seem to want admit it.

Discounts & incentives

We bought ours at zero %. Put some $ down, and rest is all off the principal. It was a sweet deal. Watch the promo's (Hybrids are included) and buy in the early spring. Sorry, wrong catagory,put it in the positive side.

Conclusion

It is a great car. Well optioned. Buy the base model. Trim level 2. The extras at the 3 and 5 level don't seem worth it. 17" Low Rolling Resistence tires will be expensive later. Unless you are a present hybrid owner, take REAL and complete test drive BEFORE purchace. Ask questions and understand the answers. Find a chat site and read about the car. Suggestion-Priuschat.com

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