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The Prius C cuts costs all to make a more affordable


The Prius family has shrunk—into three distinct

Toyota dealerships now feature not the mainstream Prius, a car that’s synonymous with hybrid, but a plus-sized Prius V and the pint-sized C. The C is meant to fill a niche at the level, one that Honda’s filling with the slow-selling an inexpensive hybrid that compete with the Prius on fuel economy but barely the Prius C on price.

The problem is, Toyota didn’t an entry-level Prius. Instead, hybridized the Toyota Yaris—a car with looks and handling to Though the C is smaller than a Prius, it gets similar economy to its bigger brother (a 50 MPG combined) thanks to a smaller, battery and offers no additional pleasure.

About the only advantage the C offers is a starting price of under $19,000—about $5,000 than a conventional Prius. And a single issue voter, the C hammering home that talking point, hoping potential buyers overlook its questionable record.


Toyota has one of the most straightforward infotainment systems on the market.

The C has Toyota’s new Entune smartphone package, which allows to link their smartphone’s connection over Bluetooth a downloadable app. Because it the Entune app to be downloaded and running, clunkier than options say, Audi—which just on a phone’s data connection and let the infotainment system do the heavy But it does give access to OpenTable, Yelp and other

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One or the best is Microsoft’s Bing engine, which allows the to use voice recognition to find and a destination in the navigation system in time than it would to type it on the touch screen.

The Entune voice recognition is one of the best we’ve ever

Part of the magic is that is a good listener: It waits for you to a whole address, so it can parse out the that it’s heard and in the rest using what it has. For example, if you’re to 393 Main Street in Whoville, and Entune can only make out 393 St. -ville, Massachusetts, it’ll for all the -ville’s with -ain in the state in order to make a

We put Entune to the test against stock navigation system in a Prius Plug-In, and Entune the clear winner:

We did have issues getting the car to connect Entune over Bluetooth and from the reviews in the iTunes App it looks like we weren’t the ones. We finally resorted to in our iPhone. Once plugged in, we able to run apps such as Pandora, Opentable and iHeartRadio.

Even with a solid 3G though, they were far lightning-fast.

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