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2016 Toyota Prius C

Original MSRP Range
$19,560--$24,495
Available Style(s)
Hatchback
MPG
53 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy
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2016 Toyota Prius C

What We Like

Stellar fuel economy; appealing price; hatchback convenience

What We Don't

Firm ride by Prius standards; ponderous acceleration

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.2/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2016 Toyota Prius C?

The Prius c makes two changes for 2016. One is Toyota's Safety Sense option package, which includes several new safety features. The other is the addition of a new Persona Series Special Edition trim level, which allows Prius c owners to stand out a little more than usual. 

Which Prius C is the Best?

The Prius c Three is definitely the best deal. For under $23,000 with shipping, you get keyless access with push-button starting, a navigation system and Toyota's Entune infotainment system. We'd also opt for the new Safety Sense package in order to have several of today's latest safety gadgets. Find a Toyota Prius c for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 Toyota Prius C Cost?

The 2016 Toyota Prius c subcompact hatchback comes in four trim levels: Two, Three and Four, along with a new Persona Series Special Edition trim positioned between the Two and the Three. Last year's Prius c One is no longer available.

The entry-level Two ($21,200) includes power accessories, automatic climate control (an unusual luxury at this price point), a 3.5-inch color display with a real-time power-flow diagram, a 6-speaker audio system with iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, variable intermittent wipers, 2-tone seat fabric with driver's-seat height adjustment, SofTex dashboard trim, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback, cruise control and a center console with an armrest.

The new Persona Series Special Edition ($21,400) adds 15-in black alloy wheels and unique exterior color choices.

The Three ($22,700) adds voice-command recognition, a navigation system, the Entune smartphone-based mobile app interface and keyless entry and ignition with push-button starting (lesser models have a traditional twist key).

The Four ($25,200) tacks on LED fog lamps, 15-in alloy wheels (optional on Three), heated front seats, a backup camera, a power sunroof and SofTex trim for the seats and steering wheel.

In terms of options, the Prius c doesn't have many. A sunroof can be added to the Three, and sunroof-equipped Fours are eligible for 16-in alloy wheels and a quicker steering ratio. Newly optional for 2016 is Toyota's Safety Sense C package, offered on the Three and Four, which adds automatic high beams, lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert.

Prius C Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Prius c 5dr HB Four (Natl)$24,495 / N/AHybrid9953 / 46Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Prius c 5dr HB One (Natl)$19,560 / N/AHybrid9953 / 46Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Prius c 5dr HB Persona Series (Natl)$21,355 / N/AHybrid9953 / 46Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Prius c 5dr HB Three (Natl)$21,785 / N/AHybrid9953 / 46Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Prius c 5dr HB Two (Natl)$20,360 / N/AHybrid9953 / 46Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Safety

Is the 2016 Toyota Prius C a Safe Car?

The Prius c comes with standard stability control, nine airbags and anti-lock brakes. Four models include a backup camera, while a new Safety Sense C package touts automatic high beams, lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert.

In crash-testing carried out by the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Prius c received four overall stars out of five -- a rating comprised of four stars in the frontal test, four stars in the side-impact test and four stars in the rollover test. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not fully tested the Prius c.

Rollover Rating
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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components8 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance2 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance2 Years/25,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2016 Toyota Prius C vs the competition

2016 Ford C-MAX -- Though the C-MAX is more expensive than the Prius c (and it doesn't tout the same excellent fuel economy numbers), it also offers more interior room and cargo space.

2016 Honda CR-Z -- If you don't need a back seat but could go for a more engaging drive, the 2-seat CR-Z is about the only game in town, delivering superior dynamics (but considerably worse fuel economy) for similar money.

Used Chevrolet Volt -- The Volt is a plug-in hybrid -- and that means regular access to a charging station is important. If you have that, you might want to consider a used Volt, which offers impressive fuel economy and a range-extending gasoline engine that kicks in once the electric motor is out of juice.

Used Toyota Prius -- If the Prius c doesn't seem like enough, keep in mind that the regular Prius starts under $25,000 and comes well-equipped. Used models are even less expensive, so you might be able to get a 1- or 2-year-old Prius for about the same money as a new Prius c.

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