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Prius c: Toyota s new`gateway to efficiency

The 2012 Prius c is all-new hybrid, targeted to a urban consumer. (Tim

Starting price for Toyota’s Prius c is $18,960. Its estimated rating is 53 miles per gallon 46 mpg highway and 50 mpg combined. (Tim

Touted as the “gateway to the Prius Toyota introduces its new  2012 c subcompact with a $18,960 price. This compares to the Prius Liftback’s $24,000 MSRP.

Four grades — One, Two, Three and — are offered with the top-line having a $23,230 starting The Prius c . with “ c ” representing is designed to be an urban-friendly vehicle will appeal to younger

It’s smaller than the Prius Liftback — 19.1 shorter and 542 pounds lighter. boasts the Prius c has the “highest-rated economy estimate of any vehicle a plug.” Its estimated fuel-economy is 53 miles per gallon city, 46 mpg and 50 mpg combined. These figures fit conditions, with the test driven roughly 70 percent on the getting between 49-51

Like its larger sibling, the c  is propelled by Toyota’s Hybrid Drive system, basically of a gasoline engine, electric with continuously variable and a nickel-metal hydride battery. The gas is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, producing 73 and 82 lb.-ft. of torque. Teamed the electric motor, total system output is 99 horsepower.

Acceleration is respectable, with throttle coaxing a soft sound. Steering is responsive and quality is good, albeit on the side.

The Prius c can be operated in drive modes: Normal, Eco and EV In Eco mode, climate-control operation is and throttle control regulated to vehicle efficiency. Selecting EV allows the Prius c to be driven via power only for just a mile.

Keeping tabs on the hybrid energy flow and fuel can be accomplished via a multi-information screen in a atop the dash. “Training” the to operate the vehicle in an eco-efficient is an ECO Score display, providing on driving habits. Fuel-consumption also can be checked on the screen.

climate control, tilt-telescopic wheel and remote keyless are among the base model’s features. The Prius c Two, priced at $19,900, provides such as a six-speaker audio 60/40-split fold-down rear center console with and storage compartment, and a hard cover.

Technology, featuring audio and connectivity, is the advantage the Prius c  Three, which ups the price to $21,635. Added is a Audio System with and Entune that’s linked to a touchscreen. Also included are XM Satellite Radio capability; HD with iTunes Tagging; USB with iPod connectivity and vehicle information with settings; and advanced voice

The Display Audio System provides updates on hybrid energy flow and trip

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A visual pop comes with the c  Four model, which 15-inch, eight-spoke alloy integrated foglamps and color-keyed power outside mirrors. eight-spoke alloy wheels are

In base form the Prius c a sleek, aerodynamic look and 0.28 coefficient of drag Shortly past the stopping of the steeply raked expansive and A-pillars, the roof takes a slant to a body-colored rear spoiler. The body widens the beltline and is muscled-up with rear fender flares.

Eye-popping colors add to the flair of the hatchback. The test car is painted a orange-ish Habanero — one of nine colors.

Inside, designers a fresh, stylish two-tone treatment. is the basic color and is paired a contrasting color — mainly The dashboard is clean and modern with an interestingly framed stack and artsy arching crisscrossing the facing on the passenger

Seats are firm, and front headroom (even with the moonroof) are generous. For a subcompact, headroom and legroom also are good.

Protecting passengers are standard airbags.

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