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Toyota Prius V 2013
The Toyota Prius V that was released in 2013 offers drivers efficiency and style, getting an estimated 44 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Buyers can expect to see an MSRP that ranges between $26,650 and $30,295.
There are a considerable number of features that come with the basic model. These include a telescopic steering column, remote and keyless entry, automatic temperature control, and steering wheel climate controls. Buyers can also count on having front power windows, automatic speed control, and beverage holders in both the front and the rear.
The vehicle has 98 horsepower thanks to its 1.8-liter engine. There are 16 valves that are hard at work within the 1-4 cylinder configuration. The drivetrain is both electric and fuel driven, allowing it to use conventional, unleaded fuels. The transmission at work under the hood is offering a 2-speed CVT with the additional option for Overdrive. A regenerative braking system is in place that supports the electrical components, contributing to the vehicle’s ability to maintain torque that is 105 foot-pounds at 4,000 rpm.
On the exterior of the Toyota Prius V, both new and classic Toyota elements are present. It features a lightweight and panoramic roof, heated door mirrors, a spoiler, and rear-cargo accessibility. This four-door Prius also offers comfort when you move into the inside. Bucket seats are installed for the front passenger and driver while the rear seats feature a split bench. Armrests are featured in both the front and the rear as well.
In the audio and entertainment department, this Toyota comes with an MP3 decoder and the traditional CD player that is accompanied by standard AM/FM radio. There are also audio controls incorporated into the steering design. Listeners enjoy the music thanks to the standard 6 speakers.
Safety ratings are a benefit when it comes to the Toyota Prius V. This front-wheel drive vehicle received at least four stars in all capacities, including front, rear, and overall ratings as defined by NHTSA crash tests. It received the greatest number of five-star ratings when it came to side impact tests. There are plenty of safety features in place that have allowed this model to receive the high marks.
The design has put in place front-wheel, independent suspension in addition to electronic stability control. Drivers can also count on ABS braking, traction control, and occupant-sensing airbags. The airbags are plentiful, being installed for the knee, overhead, and dual bags for both side and frontal impact. When not in transit, there are further tools in place that include an immobilizer and a built-in panic alarm.