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“The v stands for versatile.”
The 2013 Toyota Prius v comes in three models: Two, Three, and Five.
All Prius v models use a 98-horsepower 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle gas engine with an 80-hp electric motor utilizing a nickel-metal hydride battery pack, with the hybrid power mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The combined horsepower is 134, and combined torque 105 pound-feet.
Prius v Two ($26,650) comes standard with fabric seats, 6-way adjustable driver seat, 60/40 split sliding reclining fold-down rear seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, under-floor cargo storage area, tonneau cover, automatic climate control with dust and pollen filters, two 12-volt power outlets, five cupholders, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with controls, cruise control, 6-inch touch-screen with backup camera, six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with USB port and iPod connectivity, voice recognition, full power, digital instrumentation, EV/Eco/Power modes, projector-beam halogen headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels with wheel covers, LED taillamps and brake lights, power heated folding sideview mirrors, UV reduction glass windshield, and rear spoiler with LED brake light.
Prius v Three ($27,415) adds Navigation with Entune multi-media music and information app, SiriusXM HD radio, and hands-free phone capability.
Prius v Five ($30,295) adds 17-inch alloy wheels, SofTex synthetic leather upholstery and steering wheel, heated front seats, automatic halogen projector headlamps, foglamps, Smart Key system, and HomeLink.
The optional Advanced Technology Package ($5,580) upgrades to voice-activated navigation, eight-speaker JBL audio, satellite radio, Advanced Parking Guidance System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, panoramic view moonroof, Pre-Collision system, Safety Connect with emergency assistance, stolen vehicle locator, roadside assistance and automatic collision notification, tilt/telescoping steering wheel.
Safety features includes Toyota's Star Safety System, encompassing Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology; seven airbags; whiplash-lessening seats, tire pressure monitor, LATCH child seat system, and hill start assist. We recommend the optional Safety Connect system.