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Enter the Prius c, which starts at Now that’s more like it. on the subcompact Yaris, the Prius c the same hybrid technology the hood as the regular Prius, with a smaller 1.5-liter gas aboard.

Power is thus in supply, but the Prius c matches the Prius’s astounding 50 mpg fuel which is sure to please the crowd.

Caveat emptor: to its stiff-legged Yaris underpinnings, the c rides more firmly the cloud-like regular Prius, so be reminded that you chose the one every time you hit a bump. But in other respects, the Prius c a commendable Prius impression for less. Its diminutive dimensions are a in tight quarters, too.

In the c, the cost-conscious hybrid faithful their answer, and we think a pretty compelling one.

What’s to Like

The Prius c stellar gas mileage, just its bigger sibling. Its subcompact makes it a good fit for urban Every Prius c comes with iPod/USB and Bluetooth

The backseat is surprisingly adult-friendly, and the c’s hatchback body provides useful hauling As hybrids go, we think the Prius c is priced.

What’s Not to Like

No two about it, the Prius c is slow, and the gas makes bovine noises at whack. The ride and steering are firm for a car whose primary in life is to sip fuel. The dashboard isn’t as sleek as the regular and the steering wheel doesn’t out far enough.

Driving Impressions

We immediately struck by the Prius relatively high steering especially by easy-peasy Prius Unlike the regular Prius, the c can’t comfortably be maneuvered a parking lot with a couple Moreover, the Prius c’s quality borders on stiff patchy pavement.

Toyota tells us that is by designthe engineers wanted to add a edge to the Prius c in case wish to “toss it around”but we it has more to do with the inherent of the short-wheelbase Yaris platform. On the the Prius c’s cabin commendably quiet, even at speeds. Also, while not sold on the, er, sporty effort, we love the compact wheel and the tidy turning it affords.

This car is far from to pilot; it’s just having driven the exceptionally regular Prius on numerous we expected more similarities the two.

Engine and Drivetrain

the similarities under the hood are as the Prius c gets a modified of the regular Prius’s familiar hybrid drivetrain. The gas engine is a inline-four on the Atkinson cycle, and complemented by an electric motor powered by a battery pack the backseat. Total system is just 99 horsepower, which the Prius c is one of the slowest cars on the even with just or so pounds to carry.

Like the Prius (and the of Toyota’s hybrids, for that the Prius c can operate solely on power at low speeds if you go (very) on the throttle, and the gas engine also off in most coasting scenarios. largely how it achieves its otherworldly economy. Don’t expect a Volt -like electric however, as the Prius c’s “EV Mode” is something of a maximum speed is 25 mph, and if you dip the throttle even a little, the gas wakes right up, which is no from the car’s normal operandi.

Green Evaluation/Gas

The EPA pegs the Prius c’s economy at a glorious 53 mpg city, 46 mpg and 50 mpg combined, tying the regular for first place among cars for 2012.

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Features and

The Prius c comes standard iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, is laudable at its sub-$20k starting There’s also the expected of digital gauges and power-flow on the dashboardPrius purists will right at home. But the big technological here is the availability of Toyota’s new system (Three and Four levels only), a smartphone-based that leverages your unlimited) data plan to handy mobile apps Pandora and OpenTable into the experience. It gives you real-time to weather and news, too. The c’s Entune package a 6.1-inch touchscreenthat’s where the are displayedand a navigation system.

cool stuff in a reasonably car.

The Prius c’s lacks the sleekness of the regular to packaging constraints, Toyota replicate the larger model’s Trek-style cockpit here. But the c still gets spaceship for all the gizmos it gives the driver, and the interior materials aren’t up to the Prius’s standards, there are different textures on the dashboard to things interesting.

The standard front chairs are our favorites with their headrests and surprisingly substantial bolsters. As for the backseat, it’s commodious Volt owners, eat hearts out. While the c’s cargo hold is compact at 17.1 cubic the rear seatbacks (or “seatback,” in the base model’s case) down to create a handy cargo hold.

We think the c’s stylists have a generally successful Prius-ification of the Yaris, a considerably cheaper The shorter wheelbase gives the c a distinctively stubby profile, but no mistaking the Prius DNA here. while the optional 16-inch wheels may add some curb they come with firmer steering and ride

Market Segment and Pricing

If one bogey squarely in the Prius sights, it’s the Honda which was previously the only four-door hybrid offered $20,000. The Insight’s fuel pales in comparison, though might enjoy its driving a bit more. As for non-hybrid hatchback they’re plentiful. We’d on standouts like the satisfying Sonic LTZ, the practical Fit. and the surprisingly cool Kia Rio .

What We Think

Aside its firm ride and steering, the c is basically a bull’s-eye for Toyota, full Prius fuel at a fraction of the price. Things are to get real all over again in the Foods parking lot.

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