Fuel economy is the most compelling reason to buy a Prius c. The batteries are nickel-metal hydride, the same type found on the original Prius. Bluetooth and steering wheel controls for it are standard on every Prius c, while the top two models get Entune, Toyota's telematics system. Note you may not be able to operate everything while underway. Cargo access is straightforward and a temporary-use spare is under the floor. The small dash-mounted shifter is replaced with a traditional center console gear selector, though the gauge cluster is still located in the center of the dashboard for all passengers to enjoy.
The Prius c has an unusual airbag arrangement. See your Toyota dealer for details. Walkaround A conventional hatchback shape defines the Prius c. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The smaller Prius C is definitely cheaper than its standard Prius sibling, and its compact size makes navigating city streets easier, but the hybrid falls short on the engaging driving experience promised at launch.
Usually traffic, acceleration or speed got the gas engine participating much sooner. It's not loud but reinforces the notion this is primarily a city runabout. Let's hope Prius c drivers don't try to achieve perfect scores, at least not when they're in front of us. Prius c offers the convenient Smart Key System. Access to Rear window defogger with timer ®6 Entune services is complimentary for three years. Exterior Despite being 19 inches shorter than the regular Prius, the Prius c still inherits traditional Prius design themes. If this occurs, various warning lamps will be illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle will have reduced power allowing it to only drive a short distance.
The gasoline engine is smaller, less powerful than the one found on the original Prius. The basics of the propulsion system parallel those of the Prius on a smaller scale. If you spend more miles driving at freeway speeds or if you haul around a lot of people which will have less effect on the big car's performance than the smaller one's , then you'd be better off saving up the extra money for the Prius. Prius c will run up to 1. Like other hybrids, the Prius c powertrain pairs gasoline and electric motors: a 1. Pyramid-like outer corners house fog lights on top models and the projector headlamps use a detent on the lower edge to avoid a too-often seen plain triangle. Only minor changes to trim materials make their way to the 2013 Prius c, otherwise, it remains unchanged from 2012.
At higher speeds, the superior aerodynamics of the Prius account for its better highway economy a longer car is easier to make aerodynamic. Prius c shares some background with the Yaris and it rides and handles much the same as most compact cars. That alone should tell you how important weight reduction was in this car. Show full review Vehicle Overview The compact Prius c joined the Prius lineup in 2012 alongside the regular Prius, Prius Plug-In and Prius V. Lanky testers were also able to fit in back, even with the optional sunroof, and carrying four simultaneously results in some tight knee space. Vehicle Overview The compact Prius c joined the Prius lineup in 2012 alongside the regular Prius, Prius Plug-In and Prius V.
Below the display are the center vents, the radio or navigation screens, and below that in the lateral teardrop, climate controls. Many buyers of the 2013 Toyota Price C love the fuel economy the hybrid delivers, but some feel it is somewhat underpowered and its steering does not offer much feel or feedback, leaving handling average at best. Heavy acceleration up an on-ramp brings engine noise. The Prius C is also equipped with 9 airbags, including a driver's and front passenger advanced airbag system with driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver's knee airbag, driver and front passenger seat cushion airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags. We routinely did it in the middle-10s, however, about what we get from the big Prius. After all, there are only so many ways to get a hood, four doors and an upright rear end into a 13-foot-long car.
All share the 99-horsepower gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, power steering and brakes, and four-door hatchback configuration. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. We averaged 50 mpg in mixed driving. That pinched rear door corner might be an issue but taller individuals will be exercising care entering anyway. This is why the brake pedal feels light and touchy, a feeling you can learn to use to achieve peak efficiency.
Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to begin October 22, 2018. Exterior Despite being 19 inches shorter than the regular Prius, the Prius c still inherits traditional Prius design themes. So pulling those skinny jeans you can work that look and still work your car. Like a regular Prius, the compact and cheaper variant is boring to drive, but has extra interior noise. Suspension, f: MacPherson strut, coil springs, antiroll bar Suspension, r: torsion beam, coil springs Ground clearance: 5. Ahead of the wheel is a depression for pens and such with a ramp backwards to ease scooping things out that also makes them eject automatically accelerating up a hill.
But this isn't just a Yaris repackaged, it's a whole new breed of small hybrid car. Cheaper than most hybrids, the Prius C has much to offer those looking for a small hatchback. From the side, the Prius c has the appearance of a traditional subcompact hatchback. . Think of it as a cross between the Prius's gasoline-electric hybrid powerplant and a compact four-door hatchback like the Toyota Yaris.
Power comes from a 1. And although Toyota doesn't say so, we think its urban-friendly dimensions and ability to fit in smaller spaces make the c a perfect abbreviation for city. However, in traffic, we never found ourselves lacking power to keep up comfortably. Performance is not the priority and Toyota quotes a conservative 0-60 time of 11. With its city-friendly size, Prius c can help make short work of long, busy streets. Factor in the Prius c's lower sticker price, and you've got the most economical non plug-in hybrid on the market.