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    Report: Tesla Model S gets 'recommended' Consumer Reports rating; Prius V, Ford hybrids not so much

    How can Consumer Reports give a car a 99 out of 100 rating, call it "the most practical electric car we've ever tested" and still not give it a "Recommended" rating? Because of how that rating gets decided. Basically, when CR tests a vehicle, it also needs more reliability data over time to ...

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    Official: Toyota Prius family has best July ever with double digit gains

    July was a great month for the Toyota Prius lineup. Toyota Motor Sales, USA sold 23,294 Prius units in July 2013 versus 16,643 in July 2012 – a nearly 40-percent increase. In July 2013, the standard Prius Liftback sedan sold 15,252 units, the larger Prius V sold 3,428, the smaller Prius C ...

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    Read This: Ford C-Max Hybrid falls well short in careful CleanMPG economy test, beat by Toyota Prius V

    The grain of salt one should take this post with is that Wayne Gerdes is just one man, and that his personal test results may not be applicable to everyone. Still, Gerdes is well-known in the green car community – his Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid and his ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits the Toyota Prius V against the Ford C-Max, has fun

    The Toyota Prius has pretty much ruled the hybrid roost since popularizing the super-efficient market segment over the last decade, but that doesn't mean other automakers aren't trying to catch up. Ford, in particular, has been dabbling with gas/electric drivetrains for some time – think ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius now best-selling model(s) in California

    We've heard the Toyota Prius jokingly called the State Bird of California, but recent sales data shows that the world's most popular hybrid is, in fact, the best-selling car in the state. Well, the best-selling vehicle line, at least, since the Prius now comes in four variants. If you add up ...

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    Official: Toyota will make more than 1 million hybrids this year

    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." The Who lyric seems apropos, given the news that Toyota may double its hybrid-vehicle production this year and will maintain that sales level for the next three years as it expands both the number of hybrid models it offers and sales efforts to markets ...

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    Video: Toyota Prius V lamely says 'mass matters' with How Stuff Works commercials

    Hey there science fans! Want to learn more about the nature of the universe and its elements, and find out what's cool about the new Toyota Prius V hatchback hybrid? Then we've got three science lab commercials for you... In the first episode, "Science on the Go: Mass Matters," Ben Bowlin from ...

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    Official: Ford C-Max Hybrid will get 47 mpg, better than Toyota Prius V

    It won't only start out cheaper than the Toyota Prius V, it will also be more fuel efficient. Ford is claiming its C-Max Hybrid, which goes on sale later this year, will get 47 miles per gallon. The family-size member of the Prius family? It is rated by the EPA to get 44 mpg city, 40 highway and ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius now third-most-popular car in the world... sort of

    Think you're seeing more Toyota Prius models on the road these days? Well, you are. Automotive News is reporting that all those increased Prius sales in the U.S. and Japan (see here and here and here and here etc.) have turned the Prius into the world's third-best-selling car model for the first ...

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    Official: Ford now taking orders for C-Max Hybrid at $25,995

    Ford is putting a big "X" on the Prius V. The U.S. automaker said its dealers began taking orders for its 2013 model-year C-Max Hybrid and is pitching the model as a cheaper, more fuel-efficient alternative to the Toyota Prius V wagon. Ford will start deliveries of the C-Max Hybrid this fall, ...

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    Report: Toyota announces service campaign to fix exhaust on 28,000 Prius V hybrids

    Toyota engineers worked hard to get the emissions that come out of the tailpipe of the Prius V down to a low level, but that doesn't mean that everything is copacetic with the car's exhaust system. To fix a known problem, Toyota has announced a service campaign for the Prius V, both in the U.S. ...

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    Official: Toyota Prius sales surge 54% from a year earlier to monthly record

    Toyota looked to redeem a relatively slow year for Prius sales in 2011 by broadening its lineup for the world's best-selling hybrid. By the looks of its sales last month, the strategy is working. The Japanese automaker sold 28,711 Prius hybrids in March, the all-time U.S. monthly record since ...

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    Official: Toyota increases Prius V price by $150

    Toyota thinks you should pay a little bit more for its cars, starting in May. Today, the automaker announced small but measurable price increases pretty much across the board for its Toyota brand lineup and for two Scion models, with the most surprising being a $150 hike in the price of the 2012 ...

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    Review: 2012 Toyota Prius V

    Life In The Commuter Lane Form follows function, so it's easy to find one element of a vehicle that explains everything you need to know about it. Look at the widened haunches of a 911 and you know there's serious hardware in the Porsche's rump. Check the elongated bed of an F-150 and its ...

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    Report: Toyota sells 8,400 Prius V wagons in U.S. during first 10 weeks

    Toyota sold more Prius V hybrid wagons in the U.S. during the model's first 10 weeks of availability than General Motors sold of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid all last year, Bloomberg News reported, citing Toyota spokeswoman Carly Schaffner. Toyota sold about 8,400 of the ...

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    Green Car of the Year Award finalists include diesel, hybrid, natural gas, electric

    2008: Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2009: Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2010: Audi A3 TDI 2011: Chevrolet Volt (pictured) Those are the past winners of the Green Car of the Year award, given out each year at the LA Auto Show by Green Car Journal. The five finalists for the 2012 award were ...

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    Official: Toyota Plug-in Prius priced at $32,000* and Prius V from $26,400*

    The Prius Plug-in Hybrid has a price: $32,000. That's the just-announced MSRP for the base plug-in hybrid, with the top-of-the-line Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced jumping all the way up to $39,525. Because the both of these Prius Plug-in models have a 4.4-kWh, 176 pound battery pack, it should ...

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    Toyota pins comeback hopes on hybrids; predicts they'll be 20% of market by 2020

    Toyota has suffered some blows to its image over the last few years with a series of recalls and that whole unintended acceleration thing, and the company has taken matching hits to its bottom line. But nothing was as damaging to the company – in every sense – than the earthquake ...

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    Toyota Prius V plug-in hybrid in the works?

    Given that Toyota will launch the Prius Plug-in in spring of 2012 and that the Prius V is basically a roomier version of the standard Prius, it seems like a no-brainer for Toyota to eventually equip the V with plug-in components, right? Well, that seems to be one option that Toyota is keen ...

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    Prius-badged vehicles to become Toyota's best-selling model?

    Set to quadruple its Prius-badged vehicle lineup with the addition of the Prius V, Prius Plug-in and Prius C, Toyota says that autos bearing the Prius nameplate may soon become the company's best-selling vehicles in the U.S., surpassing the Corolla and Camry. While speaking at a Prius V ...


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