Toyota Prius C Review

Toyota Prius C Review: Take the uncreative foundations of the Toyota Yaris and blend with it an also much less powerful variation of the Prius hybrid powertrain as well as you get the Prius C. The C rides on a shorter wheelbase than the routine Prius, and also the C's mixed horse power, at 99, is less than the 134 hp of the Prius. The EPA prices the C at 46 mpg incorporated, but coaxing that degree of fuel economy will certainly drain all driving satisfaction from the formula.

Toyota Prius C Review

2012 Toyota Prius c

Since hybrids came on the market, auto buyers have actually encountered a cold, hard fact: To get fantastic mileage, they have to pay even more for a hybrid than they would certainly for a standard gas-powered auto.

Even Toyota's very successful Prius prices thousands greater than a Toyota Yaris or Corolla, two vehicles that go from factor A to point B while bring 5 people.

The 2012 Toyota Prius c takes out the hybrid cost fine with a $19,000 beginning cost and also a segment-leading 50 mpg incorporated.

If that worth proposition were the 2012 Toyota Prius c's only accomplishment, it would likely still be a sales success, however the mini-Prius is likewise surprisingly roomy-- and also has a comfortable ride as well as an outstanding array of conventional attributes.

The hybrid for the masses has gotten here, and I truthfully assume Toyota won't be able to construct enough of them to fulfill demand come March, when the cars and truck takes place sale. It can be found in four trim levels, top with 4.

2013 Toyota Prius c Reviews

The portable Prius c joined the Prius schedule in 2012 together with the normal Prius, Prius Plug-In and Prius V. C stands for "city," and also the car is a little, cost effectively valued hybrid that seats five and also gets an EPA-estimated 53/46 mpg city/highway. The Prius c is a four-door hatchback that's available in 4 trim levels-- One via 4. Competitors consist of the Honda Insight crossbreed as well as high-mileage subcompacts like the Hyundai Accent, Ford Feast as well as Chevrolet Sonic.

New for 2013

Prius c Two as well as 3 versions add a black SofTex dashboard panel while the 4 trim gains a SofTex-trimmed steering wheel.

2014 Toyota Prius c Reviews

The subcompact Prius c is a smaller sized choice to the routine Prius, Prius Plug-In as well as Prius V. C represents "city," and also the Prius c is a four-door hatchback that's available in four trim degrees-- One through 4. Rivals include the Honda Insight crossbreed and high-mileage subcompacts like the Hyundai Accent, Ford Carnival and also Chevrolet Sonic.

New for 2014
There are no considerable adjustments.

2015 Toyota Prius C

Review: Introduced for the 2012 version year, the C is the tiniest participant of Toyota's broadening Prius family, along with the least pricey. It's also the thriftiest around town, according to the EPA, although the conventional Prius scores slightly greater scores in the highway cycle. (We averaged 39 mpg in our last examination of the C.) Shared supports with the subcompact Yaris, rather than the various other Prius models, suggest that the C's gas economic situation is rooted in a smaller variation of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive-- a 1.5-liter engine and a 60-hp electric motor-- providing a mixed output of 99 horse power. The transmission is a constantly variable automated, sending the system's modest output to the front wheels. In addition to its regular gasoline-electric hybrid operation, the C can travel up to one mile as a pure electric (sub-- 25 mph), and it additionally provides an Eco setting, which seems odd in an automobile whose main feature is eco. The C's powertrain is wrapped in a snappy, subcompact-hatchback bundle that's been refreshed for 2015. It's offered in 4 trim levels, conveniently labeled from One to 4 as well as varying in cost from $20,365 to $25,300. That makes it about $5000 more affordable than the routine Prius.

What's New: Like its Yaris platform-mate, the Prius C's cosmetics have had some attention for 2015, most especially a brand-new grille similar to the restyled Camry sedan. The freshened fascia sporting activities LED projector-beam fronts lights, as well as LED lights have actually additionally been added at the back. Updated products enhance the indoor look, however possibly the most compelling aspect of this freshening is the addition of three hot brilliant colors. Electric Lime Metallic (shown on this examination cars and truck) may suggest the presence of efficiency that the Prius C simply does not have, however its shimmering iridescence includes an element of visual fun.

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