November 29th, 2011
The high-mileage Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid on the road, but itâ€™s not a car for everybody. It can fit four in reasonable comfort, as long as they travel light. While that makes it a great second car for long commutes or the principal ride of eco-conscious empty-nesters, itâ€™s not really a family car â€“ unless your family consists of a couple of dogs smaller than a football.
The 2012 Prius v, however, offers a mash-up of hybrid technology and station wagon roominess to serve as the familyâ€™s primary vehicle. Unless youâ€™re Kate Gosselin.