Toyota Prius c

Toyota Prius c

About Toyota Prius c

As the least expensive hybrid in the company’s lineup, one might think the 2017 Toyota Prius C subcompact is a bare-bones proposition. But that’s just not the case. While the Prius C is smaller and less powerful than its larger hybrid siblings, it offers a nice array of standard equipment, including Toyota’s Safety Sense-C system that includes pre-collision warning and braking, automatic-high-beam headlights and lane-departure warning. With a price tag starting around $21,000, the Prius C isn’t all that far from comparably equipped non-hybrid competitors, and its EPA estimated 48-mpg city (adjusted down quite a bit from last year’s 53-mpg figure) handily bests cars like the Ford Fiesta SFE, Toyota Corolla LE Eco and Mitsubishi Mirage.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Toyota Prius c
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota Prius c

For 2017, Toyota’s Prius C hybrid hatchback comes standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense-C, which adds pre-collision warning and braking, lane-departure assist and automatic high beams. The Prius C gets a slight visual refresh and a reshuffling of standard features on upper trims. Base models gain standard alloy wheels.

  • Expert Rating: 8.4
  • Consumers Rating: 9.2
  • MPGh 48|43
2016 Toyota Prius c
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota Prius c

For 2016, Toyota’s Prius C hybrid hatchback can be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, which adds forward-collision warning, lane-departure assist and automatic high beams. Also new is the Persona Series Special Edition featuring black paint with Electric Lime or Cherry Pearl accents. Production will be limited to 1,500 units.

2015 Toyota Prius c
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota Prius c

The 2015 Toyota Prius C gets styling updates to the nose and tail, including a larger grille and standard LED headlights. The little hybrid also gets a smattering of updated materials inside, along with Toyota's Entune touch-screen infotainment system.

2014 Toyota Prius c
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota Prius c

There are no major changes to the 2014 Toyota Prius C.

2013 Toyota Prius c
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Prius c

Since it was just introduced last year, changes are minimal for the Prius C in 2013. All but the base model receive upgraded material for the dash, while the steering wheels in top-line trims are now wrapped in SofTex, a leather-like material.

2012 Toyota Prius c
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Prius c

Aimed at young, value-oriented consumers, the 2012 Prius C is coupled with four trim levels – named One, Two, Three and Four. An outstanding roster of standard features and a 50-mpg EPA combined rating endows the new Prius C with a grand slam of character traits that should endear it to budget-conscious buyers of all ages.

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Consumer Reviews

The future is NOW !

By on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very easy to drive, great on gas even on highway!"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am 48 years old and one entry in my bucket list goes "Drive a hybrid car" before I am no longer capable of driving. I did interviw a lot of taxi drivers driving the larger Pruises and it was interesting to note that none of them had any negative comment about their vehicle. They give the Prius very high regard for driver comfort, reliability and its long lasting battery (most of them have clicked over 100K miles) and just like that pink bunny...it just keeps going..and going!! This pretty much added to my desire to get one. Then the vehicle gods gave me a better option with the youngest member of the Prius brood. The "C" variant. So far I am averaging 54mpg. So far so good! I got the top-of-the-line model Prius C. It has all the bells and whistles you'll find in a luxury car like push button start. The built in Navigation system and hands-free blue tooth connectivity is top notch! The many ways the car's computer tells you how much gas you are consuming (or saving) and the throng of other infotainment at your fingertips is just mind blowing! (They say this model was brought in from Japan as CBU) On the downside, it may be not that responsive coming from a stop light (this is not good for people who jack-rabbit start). As they say - this car was built for mpg, not mph. But on the upside - my wife now has better peace of mind knowing that I spend less time on the fast lane =) Thank you vehicle gods! One less entry in my bucket list."

49 people out of 51 found this review helpful

Designed for the city, but great anywhere!

By on Saturday, February 1, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

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."

43 people out of 45 found this review helpful

Over all a good item.

By on Sunday, September 22, 2013

I want this car

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Mileage is great and car is very relable."

Cons: "poor confort on long road trips."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Great mileage, not a good road car for trips over 250 miles."

36 people out of 38 found this review helpful

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