2012 Toyota Prius Photos,Price,Specifications,Reviews

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2012 Toyota Prius PHEV from Side View Picture 570x356 2012 Toyota Prius Photos,Price,Specifications,Reviews

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The 2012 Toyota Prius is the best hybrid America’s highest-mileage car and high range or recharging model.The 2012 Toyota Prius will essentially be a carryover of the 2011 Toyota Prius. Colors and perhaps trim details are the only likely changes to a design that was all-new for model-year 2010.

The 2012 Toyota Prius is a midsize 4-door sedan that is available in three models, standard, base and touring. All three models are powered by a system called the Hybrid Synergy Drive, which basically means that the Prius is powered by a 1.5 Liter gas engine and two electric motors. One electric motor is used to power the front tires of the vehicle and the other is used to generate power that recharges the battery pack of the vehicle. While the gas engine is rated at 76 horsepower and 82 pound-feet of torque, the electric motors are rated at 67 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It is equipped with a continuously variable transmission. The fuel economy ratings of the Toyota Prius model are 48 miles per gallon on city streets and 45 miles per gallon highway. The Prius achieved a speed of 60 miles per hour in 10.9 seconds.

Specifications

Exterior

Body

  • Rear spoiler

Tires and Wheels

  • Steel spare wheel
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Temporary spare tire

Roof and Glass

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear defogger
  • Intermittent rear wiper

Towing and Hauling

  • Cargo tie downs

Measurements

  • Length: 181.7 in.
  • Wheel base: 109.4 in.

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 1.8 L
  • Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Cylinders: inline 4
  • Valves: 16
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Torque: 105 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
  • Horsepower: 134 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Base engine type: hybrid

DriveTrain

  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Transmission: continuously variable-speed automatic
  • Brake hill holder

Suspension

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Front independent suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bar

Fuel

  • Fuel type: hybrid
  • Fuel type: regular unleaded
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): N/A
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 42/38 mpg

Safety

Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear folding headrests
  • Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Driver head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Tire pressure monitoring

Interior

Front Seats

  • Bucket front seats

Rear Seats

  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Folding with storage center armrest

Power Features

  • Remote power door locks
  • Power mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • 4 one-touch power windows

Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • Front console with storage
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front door pockets
  • Overhead console with storage
  • Retained accessory power
  • Front seatback storage
  • Electric power steering
  • Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
  • 12V front power outlet(s)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel

Comfort

  • Interior air filtration
  • Climate control
  • Cargo area light
  • Front reading lights

Instrumentation

  • Clock
  • Trip computer
  • External temperature display
  • Low fuel level warning
  • Compass

In Car Entertainment

  • Mast antenna
  • AM/FM with CD MP3 Playback stereo
  • Auxiliary MP3 audio input
  • Radio data system
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Prices for the 2012 Toyota Prius announced the base price range of roughly $22,000-$29,000.

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