The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2012 Fuel Efficiency Guide is now available and the all-new Toyota Prius V tops the station wagon category. The Prius V made its debut on the market this year but the vehicle’s 44 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined ratings shatter the competition. The second most fuel-efficient vehicle in the category, the 2011 Audi A3, only has a 34 mpg combined rating.

 

Toyota expanded the Prius family this year with addition of the roomier Prius V. The cargo volume of the 2012 Prius V varies from 34.3 cu. ft. with the rear seat upright to 67.3 cu. ft. with the rear seat completely folded. This is significantly more than the 21.6 cu. ft. of cargo space available in the standard Prius models.

 

The 2012 Toyota Prius V is available now at dealerships nationwide. The MSRP of the base model, the Prius V Two, starts at $26,400. Customers that want more amenities, including a navigation system, will want to look at the grade three model with an MSRP of $27,165. The top-of-the-line Prius V is a grade five model that starts at $29,990.

 

For more information about the 2012 Toyota Prius V, visit your local Toyota dealership.