2013 Toyota Prius V Two Automatic Wagon Hybrid FWD 

  • $27k
  • 1.8L Hybrid
  • 44 city 40 hwy
8.7 Out of 10
The V drives as you would expect a regular Prius to, with another 200 or more pounds of curb weight.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
For every person who likes how the Prius stands out, there has to be at least one who finds its styling unacceptably awkward.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Toyota Prius V


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Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

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Fuelly MPG and EPA highway mileage

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NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile and EPA Smog Score

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Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Toyota Prius V

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

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EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

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Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

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Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Prius V Two
43 MPG
Forester 2.5i
28 MPG
CX-5 Touring
29 MPG

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

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Forester 2.5i

Reviews Word on the street for the Toyota Prius V

While there's no mistaking the Prius V for anything other than a member of the hybrid family, it actually shares no body panels at all with any other Prius.

Honda's hybrids — and non-hybrids with continuously variable automatic transmissions — feel a little more normal, but their mileage results aren't as impressive.

The dealer-installed Plus Performance accessory package adds a sport-tuned suspension with stiffer springs, ground effects, 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels, lower-profile tires, and a rear anti-roll bar.


8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


My new high-water mark for regenerative braking feel is the Nissan Leaf, though even it doesn’t rival the best experience in a normal car.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
At the top of the list is the Prius' braking: I have no reason to suspect that the car won't stop safely, but the pedal feel is numb and the effect nonlinear, making the brakes difficult to modulate.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
We cited many technical improvements when the third-generation Prius came out for the 2010 model year, but the braking feel itself might have actually worsened.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)


Due to the seamless transition between electric motor and gasoline engine, driving the 2013 Toyota Prius hybrid is a surprisingly drama-free event.
by KBB (Nov, 2012)
The noise and performance of its 98-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine and pair of electric motor-generators will feel very familiar to existing hybrid drivers, and removed and vague-but perfectly fine-to enthusiastic Prius newbies.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
The Power mode delivers the full potential of the gasoline engine boosted by the electric motor.
by KBB (Nov, 2012)


Likewise, quietness is no longer the sole province of luxury cars, and the Prius stumbles in this area as well.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
Once standard in the Four and Five trim levels, it's been replaced by imitation leather.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
The contoured dash looks particularly handsome with its 2-tone panels, although on base models the gray-colored plastic and fabric look a little dull.
by KBB (Nov, 2012)


Standard safety equipment includes antilock four-wheel-disc brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
Many small cars prove you can have pleasant ride quality at a fair price.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
In every way, the C-Max feels more nimble and eager.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)


Eco makes the pedal less sensitive and helps you drive ECOnomically, and Power puts the gas engine on a hair trigger for quicker sprints at the flick of your sensible fair-trade sandal.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
I'm less enthused, though, about how the power is delivered compared with a conventional car or a pure EV — which is to say that it happens with some hesitation and surging, often accompanied by the gas engine revving or droning at seemingly inappropriate times.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)
Sure enough, the 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and dual-motor hybrid continuously variable transmission feel rather languid as the 3317-pound V unhurriedly gathers speed.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Toyota
Body style Wagon
Model year 2013
City range 523 miles
Highway range 476 miles
MSRP $27k
Annual cost $6,623

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.5 m³
CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 1.8L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio N/A
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


EPA smog score 8
EPA GHG score 10
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.1 g
Combined CO2/mile 211 g
Methane/mile 0 g
NMOG/mile 0 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 105 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes
Lifetime CO2 emissions 32 tons

power & handling

Max torque 105 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 98 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 33.41 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.1 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Beam
Front brakes 10.79 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.5 in Disc
Front wheel width 205 mm
Front wheel diameter 16 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 60

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera Standard
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 69.9 in
Front track width 60.6 in
Height 62 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in
Length 181.7 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in
Curb weight 3,274 lb
GVWR 4,321 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 53 ft³
Rear seat room 44 ft³
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