Based on 42 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.Review this car
By Mabs on Friday, February 21, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,700overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great mpg"
Cons: "Very sluggish acceleration; seats not supportive"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"Having owned a Gen 2 Prius, tried the new sibling of the Prius family, the Prius C ~ which has been noted to have exceptional gas mileage of 48-50mpg. My experience ~ 50% gridlock Boston traffic and 50% highway (driving fast - not conservative) - overall mpg of 43mpg. Definitely superior gas mileage, but not as expected.....spartan front dash is simple and easy to navigate...plenty of room with the back seats folded down (more than anticipated). However, acceleration is tortoise-like at best. Very slow. But gets up to speed on the highway and can easily cruise at 80pmh. For reliability and mpg, the Prius C can't be beat. But if you love to drive, and want a more comfortable ride (the front seats are adequate, but not supportive after an hour+ driving time - no lumbar support, and strains the neck)...there are plenty of other alternatives."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By Sheepdoc on Sunday, February 16, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "Feeling green."
Cons: "Poor cabin heat. Poor mpg in winter."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"This car gets great gas mileage in the summer - mid 50's on a 95% hwy drive of 126 miles daily. In the winter it gets in the high 30's. They tell me it's normal and because of winter mix gas. Also, when it is cold, the heater doesn't start until you have gone at least 5 miles. They tell me that is also normal. A plug in heated seat cushion is a life saver ($10 at Menards). The road noise is awful. I'm sure I'm damaging my hearing by cranking the radio up so far so I can hear it. I'm hoping a different brand of tires will help. I haven't had any mechanical problems but I hit a raccoon and that caused $1600 damage because it is so low to the ground. It is sluggish and I feel vulnerable driving on the freeway with semis."
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Jimmy on Saturday, February 01, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "MPG, great turning circle, fun to drive"
Cons: "I'd like about 2 inches more leg room in the front"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"If you're looking for great MPG, look no further. Summer MPG: average 58+, winter MPG: average 44+ (exceptions: high humidity and below zero temperatures, which affect all cars' MPG...take 10 MPG off each). It's not as spacious as the original Prius (which I also owned), but it is comfortable, though tall (over 6 feet) people need not apply, and four adults and one small child can be accommodated. Highway speeds, though I do not condone speeding can be achieved, but MPG is reduced (less 10 MPG+ over 70 mph), and high winds will affect sway. Like most small cars noise can be excessive, but the radio can be heard. Owned this PriusC-2 for 19 months and no repairs have been needed. Rear seats fold down for extra room in back. Cruise control is very exact and the engine brake works well in slowing the car down, even from highway speeds."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By car guy on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable as all toyotas are."
Cons: "A little pricy for a compact car."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Has plenty of power for a fuel efficient compact car. Tight fit and finish. Ride as expected for a compact car. Quiet highway ride and handles well on the highway."
By Proudface on Saturday, October 26, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "great gas mileage, dependable"
Cons: "slow, no bells and whistles"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This car has been great for getting all of the small parking spaces that others can't get in the city. It is fast when it needs to be but about 50mpg. It is super quiet like other hybrids. Doesn't have all of the bells and whistles, but it has blue tooth. Looks very sporty. Back seat is small, but not as small as the IQ, smart car, fiat, or other cars of its type."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful