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2012 Toyota Prius C Hatchback

Price Range: $18,950 - $23,230 | 53 MPG City - 46 MPG Highway

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2012 Toyota Prius C Hatchback

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Toyota Prius C Hatchback

The 2012 Toyota Prius C provides many of the advantages of the Prius, but in a more conventional small-car package that many shoppers might prefer. It also has a lower price tag, with a simpler presentation overall and fewer tech options than the Prius liftback, although the Prius C's EPA Combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg is just as good as that of the standard Prius. Considering its city rating of 53 mpg, the Prius C has the highest mileage of any car that doesn't plug in. Even compared to non-hybrid small-car models, the Prius C offers a roomy, versatile interior package, with a comparable level or performance and perkiness.

What's new for 2012?

The 2012 Toyota Prius C is an all-new hybrid model. With a different body style than the existing Prius liftback, a smaller size and an even higher EPA city rating (53 mpg) than the standard Prius, Toyota is hoping to attract more budget-minded shoppers-- the Prius C starts at only $19,710.

Model Strengths

  • Excellent gas mileage
  • affordability
  • well-designed interior
  • maneuverability
  • Toyota's reputation for reliable hybrids

Model Review

The 2012 Toyota Prius C comes in four different trim levels--labeled One, Two, Three and Four. The base-model Prius C One starts at just $19,710, while a completely loaded Prius C Four totals $25,140.

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2012 Toyota Prius C Hatchback

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Toyota Prius C Hatchback

5dr HB One (Natl)

Engine

Engine Type 1.5L Gas/Electric I4
Horsepower 73 @ 4800 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 82 @ 4000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gas/Electric Hybrid
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal
Fuel Economy 53 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 437 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 15 x - TBD - in.
Tires P175/65R15
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.6 in. / 41.7 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.0 in. / 50.8 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 100.4 in.
Curb Weight 2500 lb.
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2012 Toyota Prius C Hatchback

5dr HB One (Natl)

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard