Why no Hybrid Camry Wagon to replace the Prius v?

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  1. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

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    I am not enamored with the hybrid SUV fad. I will not replace my Prius v with the Rav4 hybrid or the Sienna.

    For many years Toyota offered a Camry wagon. They should start offer it again.

    The Taxi cab companies as well as delivery companies would likely purchase them.
     
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    Have you seen the new Venza?

    Pixel 4 ?
     
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    Yes, but I still prefer the car like driving position of the Prius v.
     
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    The Rav4 hybrid is the defacto replacement at the same pricepoint. You have to buy the low trim model but it comes with all the safety tech that a v trim 5 used to have as an option. In reality the Venza (only available as a hybrid) is closer in size, quieter, more powerful, more reliable and has all safety tech. Low end maybe $2k more than a v.
     
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    that's why we have the sedan, mrs b doesn't like the high stance. a 50mog wagon would be great, but i wonder if they would sell?
     
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    Because the malleable-minded American public has been convinced that a wagon is a boring family vehicle -- just marignally better than the much-maligned minivan... and that an SUV or Crossover is somehow cool. They've also been convinced they simply cannot possibly navigate our treacherous roads without all-wheel-drive.

    BTW: when I was a young single guy just out of college, I had a Toyota minivan. It was a great vehicle.
     
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    Just looking at RAV4 Hybrid: I REALLY don't like sunroofs, and I see the only way to avoid is with the base model, which nixes the LED headlights, smart key and push button start (maybe no great loss??), and power tailgate, .
     
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    I never had a use for power tailgate, too slow.
     
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    I agree with you, Mendel. I do like LED headlights but prefer the ones that replace the standard H11 incandescent ones. $30 a pair on Amazon and much less expensive to replace than the hundreds that OEM LED replacements would cost.
     
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    LED headlights are standard; the difference is the design - projector vs. parabola.
     
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    Actually, the RAV4 Hybrid XLE can be had without a sunroof if it's ordered without the Convenience Package (includes height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection and power tilt/slide moonroof with one-touch open/close). Trouble is most of the XLE Hybrids seem to come with that package, so the ones without it are rare.

    I wish Toyota would make a smallish hybrid like the Prius V again that uses the same 1.8 liter engine as the Prius. A small tall wagon with sliding side doors would be ideal.
     
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    The Corolla Cross is potentially coming to the US.
     
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    Comes down to volume, and the SUV craze has already strained car volumes. Pretty sure a Camry hybrid wagon would sell well, but now they have to contend with the new EV craze. A Camry hybrid wagon would likely come in at the Rav4 hybrid price. There are some great wagons out there now, but most are European models that are $$$$.
     
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