2019 Toyota Prius C

Original MSRP Range
$21,530 - $22,955
Available Style(s)
48 - 48 MPG City / 43 - 43 MPG Hwy
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2019 Toyota Prius C

What We Like

Stellar fuel economy; standard safety tech; appealing price for a hybrid; hatchback convenience

What We Don't

Firm ride by Prius standards; really slow acceleration; noisy; subpar interior materials


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5


What's New in the 2019 Toyota Prius C?

The Prius c gets new trim levels for 2019. There are now only two and they've been renamed, with the new L and LE corresponding with the former Two and Three trims, respectively. This results in extra standard equipment and a slightly higher base price, as well as the discontinuation of certain higher-end features like a sunroof, simulated leather upholstery and heated seats. A number of paint and interior colors have also been discontinued.

Which Prius C is the Best?

The Prius c LE is definitely the best deal. For less than $23,000, you get keyless access with push-button starting, a navigation system and Toyota's Entune infotainment system. Like every Prius c, you also get standard accident-avoidance tech that is rarely included at this price point.

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How Much Does a 2019 Toyota Prius C Cost?

The 2019 Toyota Prius c subcompact hatchback comes in two trim levels: L and LE.

The base L ($21,530) comes pretty well equipped with 15-in alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic high beams, forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, cruise control, a backup camera, automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding back seat, a cargo cover, a 6.1-in touchscreen, a USB port and a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface.

The LE ($22,955) adds proximity entry and push-button start, and a higher resolution 6.1-in touchscreen that includes integrated navigation, Entune smartphone apps, and a 6-speaker sound system with HD Radio and satellite radio.

There are no factory options.

Prius C Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Prius c L (Natl)$21,530 / $20,454Hybrid9948 / 43Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Prius c LE (Natl)$22,955 / $21,369Hybrid9948 / 43Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Toyota Prius C Safety

Is the 2019 Toyota Prius C a Safe Car?

The Prius c comes with standard stability control, nine airbags (front, front-side, side-curtain, driver knee and front seat under-seat airbags), antilock brakes, a backup camera, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking.

In government crash testing, the Prius c received four out of five stars in all crash tests. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Prius c the best possible rating of Good in all crash tests except the small-overlap front crash test in which it received a second-best Acceptable rating.

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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
  • Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Preferred Pkg


2019 Toyota Prius C vs the competition

2019 Honda Insight -- The base model Honda Insight LX costs a bit less than the Prius c LE, yet it's a bigger and far more refined car that also gets superior fuel economy.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid -- Hyundai is trying to beat Toyota at the game it invented. The Ioniq offers superior fuel economy to the Prius c at a similar price. The Ioniq is also available in plug-in and electric variants.

2019 Honda Fit -- True, it isn't a hybrid and can't match the Prius c fuel economy. However, the Fit is still very efficient, plus it's quicker, far more spacious and generally more refined. Oh, and much cheaper.

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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