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You’re Buying WOT? 2012 Toyota Prius v, VW Jetta TDI wagon, or Ford Escape Hybrid Re

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hey guys i found a interesting article online just today and I know this is a Prius forum but look at the facts and compare for yourself to see which vehicle below.

The article writer asked a question and I'm going to quote that and ask it here to see what kind of response I can get from this community.

If you were searching for a highly efficient five-passenger vehicle with lots of space, would you consider purchasing a Prius v, Jetta TDI wagon, Ford Escape Hybrid, or would you wait for the Ford C-Max hybrid? What else might you put on a shopping list? Tell us in the comments section below.

Toyota’s comfortably sized Prius v wagon finally goes on sale in October but, until the Ford C-Max hybrid arrives in the U.S., with what exactly does the Prius v compete? When considering the 2012 Prius v’s price, interior space, and EPA fuel economy ratings, it’s difficult to find too many real competitors.

With a starting price (including destination) of $27,160, the 2012 Toyota Prius v base model includes a 6.1-inch display screen with a backup camera, driver door Smart Key system, and 60/40 split sliding and reclining rear seats. Go for the Prius v Three and you’ll get a navigation system and Toyota’s new Entune sound system with HD Radio (and iTunes tagging) plus satellite radio. A Prius v Three costs $27,925.

The 2012 Toyota Prius v, which is rated 44/40 mpg city/highway by the EPA, has a minimum of 34.3 cubic feet of space behind the spacious rear seats and 67.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Only a couple vehicles come close to the Prius v’s combination of space, fuel economy, and price.

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid – In front-wheel-drive form, the Ford SUV hybrid starts at $31,395, has 34/31 mpg ratings, and has 30.9/66.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row seats up/folded down.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI wagon – With the DSG transmission, the 2012 Jetta diesel wagon is priced at $27,130, just 30 bucks cheaper than the base Prius v. The Jetta has EPA ratings of 29/39 mpg with the DSG and 30/42 mpg with the six-speed manual transmission. There’s 32.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in place and 66.9 cubic feet with the seats folded down.

You're Buying WOT? 2012 Toyota Prius v, VW Jetta TDI wagon, or Ford Escape Hybrid - WOT on Motor Trend

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