It's 5-door body with fold-down rear seat is perfect for the intended demographic. Trims and materials feel noticeably cheaper than those you'd find in the current Prius though about on par with mainstream subcompacts , but assembly quality is good. The fact that we accelerated as aggressively as any driver would, including on the longest highway stretch of the day, and still returned 46 mpg was as impressive as the 99. The all-new Prius c joins the Prius Family, which includes the third generation , the versatile new and the , which will debut in early 2012. It also features real time information such as traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and stocks.
After checking the numbers with the Hyundai Accent, rated at 21. Adding character to this subcompact, the Prius c's lower-body styling is wider below the beltline, featuring sculpted rear flares to help express a sturdy, athletic stance that communicates a more agile driving experience. Unique Place in the Prius Family A gateway product into the Prius Family, the new Prius c will find favor with younger shoppers seeking a smartly designed, fuel-efficient subcompact car packing advanced drivetrain and in-car technology. Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof. The coil-spring and shock-absorber characteristics of the Toyota Prius c have been tuned to enhance handling, flat turning, and smooth ride comfort. In essence, the 2012 Toyota Prius C is a hybrid for people who don't want the social stigma associated with owning a hybrid.
It comes in four trim levels, numbered One through Four. Select Year 2013 and see total sales from January to December. Consumer reports had a test that showed 200k miles was probably the avg. Recall Date 2014-02-12 Description Toyota is recalling certain model year 2010 through 2014 Prius vehicles. Spread around the cabin for both the driver and passengers were numerous cubbies, all of which were large enough for smartphones or larger items. The Prius c also weighs nearly 250 pounds less. Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 100 in.
This places the Prius c in the American class. Eco mode reduces overall energy consumption by governing climate control and throttle to improve vehicle efficiency. That said, the 46 mpg figure we hit was in the top trim level, the Four, which we pushed pretty hard. The side torso airbag deployed. The pleasant surprises I found in terms of ride quality, spaciousness and features only cemented that prediction. I find the entire Toyota lineup generally lackluster in terms of braking feel, and the Prius c stopped more responsively than the non-hybrid 2012 Camry I recently tested.
So there is this as a major plus. Kind of rolls off the tongue, no? By locating the battery and fuel tank below the rear seat, the Toyota Prius c is able to offer 104 cu. So I just bought a second one for my son. The hip room roughly determines the width of the seats and the leg room measurement signals about the comfort for your legs. Both batteries are housed underneath the rear passenger bench seat, and are easily accessible to service personnel, yet are protected from possible collision damage by a welded tubular steel cage which also acts as support for the rear seat. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. I have found that on average, the engine works about half as hard with this hybrid as a conventional setup, as the battery is moving the car on its own half the time. The Prius C comes with nine standard airbags, along with all the now-typical safety aids such as electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist. It comes in four trim levels, numbered One through Four. An overloaded vehicle can result in a tire failure which may result in a vehicle crash, personal injury, or property damage.
Anyhow, a smaller hybrid powertrain gives this downsized 5-passenger subcompact hybrid hatchback its go, not to mention class-leading fuel economy, while some 17. Unlike full size Prii, the C uses a standard gear shifter and key on the C1 and C2 models. Since its introduction, a total of 11,876 Prius c hybrids have been sold through April 2016. There were four models available in 2004 all were four door models. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 20 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel. Model overview: The 2012 Toyota Prius C comes in four different trim levels--labeled One, Two, Three and Four.
Then I have to consider the fact that I have a car with zero maintenance costs beyond oil, filters, spark plugs, a transmission fluid replacement, and the usual stuff that wears out or needs to be replaced on all cars - tires, wiper blades etc. Most likely, that utility will be enough for buyers of a vehicle this size. With longer wheelbase, on the other hand, your car gains in stability but at the same time you should be cautious while driving over the bumps. Since October 2012, Prius c owners are exempted from the by license plate number used to control access to downtown , the country's capital. Standard Safety Features The Toyota Prius c is equipped with nine airbags strategically located to help protect the driver and passengers in the event of certain types of accidents. I heard the sound but did not see any damage per se' but did notice that the front bumper seemed to be off slightly. Even in this mode, keeping the gas engine from activating requires slow and steady acceleration that would aggravate anyone behind you in traffic.