Toyota Prius’s “c” stands for city. It is a compact hatchback that can be fully hybridized with both gas and electric power. This vehicle has been in production since 2011, making it a younger brother (in terms of size and age) than the Toyota Prius.
The Toyota Prius C can offer the benefits of a hybrid vehicle such as the Prius to a new market that might not have been previously available. Although the Prius c’s interior features may not be as impressive as some other Toyota vehicles, they are comparable to similar-priced cars.
You can also get more value by upgrading to a higher trim level without having to pay more. It is difficult to believe that the hybrid segment of the new car market can offer more value.
Pricing and Trims
There are four trims for the Toyota Prius c.
The Toyota Prius c2 adds 60/40 split rear folding seats, adjustable headrests, six speakers to play the AM/FM CD payer, and cruise control.
The Toyota Prius C Three comes with a Smart Key system that includes push button start, Display Audio and Navigation with Entune, and the option of a tilt or power slide moonroof with a sliding sunshade.
Toyota Prius c4 is the top-of-the-line model. It features 15-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels with heated power outside mirrors, integrated fo lights, Display Audio and Navigation, Entune, and SofTex trim for its front seats.
The MSRP for the Toyota Prius c One is in the middle-to-high $19,000 range. While the price of the Toyota Prius c Two is in the low $20,000 range, it has a lower MSRP. The sticker price for the Toyota Prius c Three is in the high $20k range and the Toyota Prius c Four is in the low $23k range.
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Engine and Performance
Each trim level has a 1.5-liter aluminum dual overhead camshaft gasoline engine with variable timing and intelligence. This gasoline portion generates 73 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 82 pound-feet torque at 4,000 rpm. The electric motor is an AC permanent magnet AC synchronous motor that produces 60 horsepower and 125 pounds-feet torque. The gas/electric hybrid system can produce a maximum of 99 net horsepower. The battery is sealed with nickel-metal hydroide.
The Prius c features front-wheel drive and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission.
The Prius c has a rating of 53 miles per gallon within the city, 46 on the highway, and 50 combined.
All trim levels have standard interior features such as automatic climate control, a TFT multi-information display measuring 3.5 inches, digital instrumentation and power windows.
The Prius c one has an AM/FM CD Player with four speakers at four locations, and an auxiliary audio Jack. It offers Bluetooth music streaming, hands-free connectivity and iPod connectivity.
The Prius C Two adds two speakers to the Prius in two additional places, while the Prius Cl Three and Prius Cl Four get Display Audio with Navigation. Entune is available for the Prius C Four. The superior system features a 6.1 inch touch screen, SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio with iTunes Tag, connectivity and control of an iPod, advanced voice recognition, and SiriusXM Radio.