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 |  Jul 14 2014, 7:57 AM

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When the next generation Toyota Prius shows up, it will be sporting a two different battery options and may even send power to all four wheels. 

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 |  Jun 30 2014, 8:32 AM

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The new, more efficient Toyota Prius is being held back from production because the company isn’t happy with its improvements in fuel economy yet.

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 |  Jun 27 2014, 12:09 PM

You Get What You Pay For


Top 11 Cars With Best Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The folks at ALG have it all figured out. In no particular order, here they are.

 |  Jun 06 2014, 3:15 PM

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Hybrid vehicles are available in a greater variety than ever before, but their share of the overall auto market declined from 2013 to 2014 according to Polk.

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 |  May 20 2014, 1:07 PM

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Toyota hopes to boost the efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by as much as 10 percent through a new semiconductor that uses less energy.

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Should I Buy a Toyota Prius V 2012-2014

2012 - 2014 Toyota Prius Used Car Review

 |  May 03 2014, 8:00 AM

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Vehicle Overview

The Prius V joined the expanding Prius lineup in 2011 as a 2012 model. For the North American market the “V” is basically a wagon version of the regular Prius. In other markets the Prius V is sold as a three-row multi-person vehicle, which means all versions worldwide include second row seating set on adjustable rails. This cargo flexibility combined with 50 percent more interior volume compared to the regular Prius gives the Prius V a sizable utility advantage.

Power for the Prius V comes from the same 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-engine gasoline engine paired to an electric motor as found in the regular Prius. Total system power is rated at 134 hp which is adequate for the 3,274 lbs. hybrid wagon. Since its introduction in 2011, not much has changed for the Prius V other than minor shuffling of the features available in each trim package.

Shop Used Car Classifieds: Used Toyota Prius V for Sale

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 7:02 PM

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The Toyota Prius family was the most popular vehicle line in the state of California for the second year in a row.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 9:05 AM

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When the next-generation Toyota Prius arrives it will come equipped with the company’s latest and greatest hybrid powertrain and ride atop an all new platform, but the most dramatic change might just be the way it looks.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 10:31 AM

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Toyota is committed to bringing its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. market by 2015 and when it does there’s a chance that car will be a member of the Prius family.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 9:03 AM

Ford-Plug-In-Sales-Main-ArtWhen it comes to electrified cars Toyota is the undisputed champion with its popular lineup of Prius models, but Ford is hard at work building brand recognition for its lineup of battery-powered vehicles. Things must be working out well because the Blue Oval is crowing about sales of its plug-in hybrids.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 12:31 PM

Driving the Future from the Past… Today!


Main-ArtThe Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 9:45 AM

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Toyota’s Prius hybrid is the target of a new class action lawsuit alleging that the automaker misrepresented its pre-collision warning system in the Prius V. 

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 |  Sep 30 2013, 11:02 AM

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Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada predicted today that hybrid vehicles are here for the long haul.

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 |  Aug 29 2013, 10:02 AM

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When it comes to hybrids, Toyota is the undisputed king. The Japanese automaker’s ultra-efficient Prius is practically the gold standard when it comes to economical motoring, but just because they’ve been successful over the past 15 years doesn’t mean they’re slowing down.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 4:19 PM

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Toyota pulled back the covers today at its Hybrid World Tour event in Michigan, giving a small glimpse of advanced fuel-saving technologies currently in development.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 3:06 PM

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Toyota executive Bob Carter challenged the U.S. auto industry today in a call to increase the number of hybrid cars on the road.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 4:00 PM

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Over 60 percent of the hybrids on the road in California sport a Toyota emblem, the Japanese automaker has revealed.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 4:02 PM

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Toyota has launched wave two of the “Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge,” building on the success of its first wave which launched in May.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 1:02 PM

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Car thefts have dropped an average 13 percent each year since 2006 according to the latest data from the government safety regulators.

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 |  Jul 03 2013, 4:32 PM

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Toyota has announced that its Prius vehicle has passed the three million unit mark in global sales.

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 |  Jun 09 2013, 4:02 PM

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Recapping the most watched videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel this week, here’s a chance to catch up on what everyone else is talking about. This past week, AutoGuide was on hand for the official unveiling of the all-new, 2014 Toyota Corolla. Check out what the Japanese automaker has done to its entry-level, popular sedan.

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 |  Jun 05 2013, 6:53 AM

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Toyota has announced a recall of 87,000 Prius and Lexus HS250h models from the 2010 model year.

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 |  Feb 25 2013, 12:44 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Toyota Prius cars ranging from model years 2004 to 2009 because of a possible defect with the steering column.

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 |  Feb 17 2013, 11:32 AM

Toyota and Lexus hybrid models are gaining popularity in Europe, where diesel engines are typically more popular.

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