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SUV vs. Wagon, Round 3: Toyota

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Round three of SUV vs. Wagon sees a less conventional faceoff between Toyota siblings. We’ll be the first to admit that these vehicles are rarely cross-shopped, but before you dismiss the suggestion, take a look at how they compare.

Prius v vs. RAV4

While not a traditional wagon, the Prius v is closer to a wagon than any other shape. The “v” stands for versatility, and as the largest member of the Prius family, the v delivers sizeable cargo capacity combined with fuel efficiency that lives up to the Prius name.

The RAV4 was completely redesigned for the 2013 model year and offers one of the largest cargo capacities in its class. If you need four wheel drive or extra ground clearance, it’s a great choice. But if you’re primarily using it for commuting to work, the Prius v is a compelling alternative. Assuming you drive the typical 12,000 miles per year and gas remains around $4/gallon, the Prius v will save nearly $600 per year in fuel costs. And it holds nearly as much stuff as the RAV4.

Round 1: Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen vs. Tiguan
Round 2: Audi allroad vs. Q5
Round 3: Toyota Prius v vs. RAV4

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