Toyota has a great selection of Prius cars to choose from. Don’t need a ton of room? Consider the smallest member of the Prius family, the Prius c. This hatchback is a great way to get into a reliable, efficient hybrid. Here’s a quick look at the 2018 Toyota Prius c.
38.6 Inches of Headroom
Inside the Prius c, you’ll find it offers more headroom than you may expect. There are 38.6 inches of headroom, which is pretty good for a subcompact. If you opt for the moonroof, it does drop headroom to 37 inches. However, this car has a good amount of space, even in the back seats.
The Prius c design has been refreshed, and it now boasts a more sporty look. It has stylish 15-inch 8-spoke machined alloys and standard LED headlights and taillights. There is also a standard rear spoiler, a shark-fin antenna as well as available heated power outside mirrors.
Behind the 60/40-split rear seats is 17.1 cu ft. of cargo space, which you can access via a fairly large rear liftgate. The Prius c is a pretty versatile hatchback, not only as far as getting stuff in, but it’s also nifty and crafty on the road. It can get in and out of tight spots, perfect for on-the-go city driving.
48 Miles Per Gallon
When it comes to efficiency, the Prius really stands out — and even more so when you consider the reliability factor. The Prius c returns 48 mpg city and 43 mpg highway, giving you a combined 46 mpg rating. Those numbers will certainly save you big bucks at the pump, not to mention the ECO and EV modes, which help to save even more.
The 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine produces a total of 99 hp. We have to say, even for a subcompact hybrid, this car could use a little more power. You really have to push it to pass and merge in everyday driving.
These days, it seems everyone offers a hybrid choice. But if you want something reliable and a brand that has taken the hybrid car to a new level, the 2018 Toyota Prius c is a great way to start.