When it comes to getting the hatchback that both family friendly and gives you great fuel economy then you might want to look into your options with the 2012 Toyota Prius V Hybrid. You will find this a leader when it comes to cavernous cabins, comfortable ride, extra leg space and even generous cargo capacity.
When it comes to power trains, you get a standard 1.8 liter of gas engine which works together with an electric motor and a nickel hydride metal battery. This lets the car attain a whooping 134 hp and an EPA of 44mpg in city and 40 mpg highway. Also, you get a selection of three trims namely: Two, Three and Five.
You will find more utility with the Prius V as it offers better and bigger spaces compared to the Prius. In fact, you will love the extra 6 inches in width and the 3 inches in space. This gives you more comfortable leg space at the back. Also, you get to cart more luggage around with the roomy cargo space of 34 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Space can be also flexible in the interior as you can recline, slide and even fold down the rear seats. For humongous cargo, the passenger seat at the front also folds flat.
Standard features for the Base trim include comfortable height adjustable power seats, fold flat front passenger seats, 60/40 split folding rear seat, 16 inch alloy wheels, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, streaming audio, USB audio interface, keyless ignition and entry, CD player and a six speaker sound system.
You can upgrade to Three which gives you Entune, 7 inch alloy wheels and a rearview camera while the Five trim upgrades your car to adaptive cruise control, sun roof, automated parallel parking decision as well as a hard drive based navigation system.