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Toyota Prius C Four Review

Posted Oct 29th 2012 6:12AM


Toyota Prius C Four shown in Habanero front top view Toyota Prius C Four Review

Toyota Prius C Four shown in Habanero with available 16-in.

Prius C Four 2012 in addition in Prius models which is smallest, least expensive and most fuel efficient, reliable, safe and perfect car with hybrid engine; it is best car in its class due to high fuel efficiency and a good match for city.

Inside, the car has a cheap plastic feel to all its surfaces and looks low-cost. The test car had a gray and black cloth interior with gray plastic atop the doors and on part of the dash. Everything feels hard and inexpensive. And the Prius C Four has eye catching exterior features which can compel you in first drive to buy it, it has projector beam halogen headlamps, integrated fog lamps with rear combination lamps and LED stop lamps. It has keyed power outside mirror with turn signal indicators, Power tilt/slide moon roof with sliding sunshade, beautiful 15-inch steel wheels with covers and attractive alloy wheels. The four door small car has capacity for 5 passengers and very favorable hatch back for cargo service for your family.

While in the interior, the Prius C has automatic climate control with air filter, electric compressor and push-button controls, AM/FM CD player,MP3, 4-speakers in four locations, auxiliary audio jack, USB port with iPod connectivity, Bluetooth wireless technology. The audio quality of hands-free phone calls is very good. Toyota’s new voice-recognition system for phone calls, navigation, etc., is excellent.

In addition to the usual safety equipment, the Prius C adds two new air bags. Hidden in the bottom cushion of the driver and front passenger seat, if activated, they raise the occupants to make sure they don’t “submarine” or slide under their seat belts and into the dash. Prius C will carry four people, although headroom is limited in the rear seat. Also, weight from extra passengers makes acceleration that much more challenging. Likewise, there is a huge 17.0-cubic-foot cargo area. That’s great for groceries, but again adding weight slows the C.

When it comes to the Prius family, shoppers might want to take a lesson from Goldilocks: Keep looking until you find the one that’s just right. The C’s price and fuel economy would make it an admirable little vehicle if it weren’t overshadowed by the Prius.

In a moment of unbridled creativity, Toyota named the trim levels One, Two, Three and Four. Prices for the top Prius C Four start at $23,230. I tested one with an optional power sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels. It cost $24,380. All prices exclude destination charges.

Need the latest technology? Or just want a car you can trust? No matter what you’re looking for, you can find the right Prius C version One-Four for you. Start Vehicle Tour of  Prius C Four!!

Price and Info Prius C Four

  • MSRP $23,230
  • Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
  • 2012 EPA-estimated 53 city/46 highway/50 combined mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
  • 15-in. 8-spoke alloy wheels with P175/65R15 83V tires
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Integrated fog lamps
  • Display Audio with Navigation and Entune™
  • SofTex-trimmed heated front seats

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