Toyota Prius V
“V” stands for versatility in this alternative to Toyota’s popular hybrid. The V is also much longer, taller and wider than the original.
“It’s got interior room that rivals a small SUV,” Nunez says. Aside from being a hybrid, the V also comes with other environmentally-friendly features and is extra-fuel efficient. This includes a panoramic roof made of resin instead of glass (to make the car lighter) and a pitch-and-bounce control system to maintain its balance on undulating payments.
Due in late summer, Toyota hasn’t set an MSRP yet, but experts believe it will be a few thousand dollars more than the standard Prius, of which 2011 models go for $21,000 to $29,000.