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Rumors have been that Toyota will discontinue the Prius v wagon but if spy photos are any indicator, declarations of its pending demise are greatly exaggerated. The Japanese automaker was recently seen testing a mule at the Nurburgring track in Germany that was disguised with borrowed parts from the Lexus NX, fake tail lights and […]

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After 17 years of rising to utterly dominate the U.S. “green car” landscape, the Toyota Prius Liftback has hit a plateau and may actually finish 2017 as a second-best seller. An unthinkable prospect before this year, just one year ago, the car that’s come to symbolize the word “hybrid” still enjoyed two-and-a-half times the sales […]

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When gas prices were climbing in early 2011 and Toyota’s Prius Liftback, Prius c and Prius v were early or pending in their life cycles, the automaker predicted dominance by 2020 for its “Prius family” within its product offerings, but that forecast is being revised. Hindsight from the sales history of the Prius c, launched […]

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Toyota scored well in the new IIHS safety tests, including its Prius and Prius v hybrid models. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave Toyota 12 awards. In fact, Toyota said the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor. In all, eight Toyota and Lexus […]

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Toyota Canada has reached the milestone of having sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada since the introduction of the first Prius fifteen years ago. Not surprisingly considering Toyota has created the niche, of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus. “The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids […]

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Toyota’s Prius v is the wagon in the four-model Prius line-up, and returns unchanged for 2014 along with its outstanding spaciousness-to-mpg ratio. Called the “v” for versatility, the mid-sized car borrows its powertrain and styling cues from the world’s best-selling hybrid, the Prius Liftback, and ranks in the U.S.’ top-five. Now a couple years into […]

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The Prius is California’s car, we’ve known this for a few years. Almost a full two months after our 2013 Dashboard was released, Toyota confirmed February 18 the Prius took home the gold in 2013 as the most popular vehicle-line in the Golden State for the second year in a row. The Prius Family (Prius […]

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Toyota’s Prius family was awarded for a second year in a row the Consumer Guide Editors’ Choice Best Buy. Among its annual Best Buys, Consumer Guide Automotive picks a vehicle that stands out above the rest—regardless of class—with its Editors’ Choice Best Buy award; its editors chose the Prius family once again. The publication explained […]

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The editors of Kelley Blue Book selected the 2013 Prius v and the 2013 Avalon for their list of 10 Best Family Cars. The list is compiled annually by KBB.com editors to highlight vehicles that address unique family specifications and situations, and offer innovation. “Our annual list is aimed at helping families find the right […]

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Yesterday, Toyota Motor Co. announced that it is initiating a program to voluntarily correct defective exhaust components on its Prius Alpha and v models. Labeled a “service campaign” by the automaker, the problem revolves around weakened exhaust actuators, which can cause engine coolant leakage resulting in the car switching to limp or “safe” mode. A […]

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