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Review: 2012 Toyota c Delivers Fantastic Fuel in Least-Expensive Prius

2012 Prius c

When the smallest, affordable and most fuel-efficient appeared in my driveway last I said to no one in particular, What s not to Besides the garish nearly orange paint job that look perfect in the road business or as the Denver Broncos I found the Toyota Prius c easy to live with, around town and even four passengers on a 300-mile trip.

But the Prius c ain’t especially when you compare it to the sedan. Many car critics knocked the Prius c for its cheap and anemic power. So let s explore the and lows of the 2012 Prius c.

The Most Normal-Looking Prius Member

The Prius c is a compact that is a few inches smaller in every way than a Honda Ford Fiesta hatchback or Golf. For many city and drivers, that s a nearly size and the hatchback is a winner for and easy access to rear space.

The first thing you may about the Prius c is that it quite normal, unlike its brother that still like some kind of space machine even the car style you know as the Prius has been sold in the United since 2003.

How do you know the c looks different and better the standard Prius? Many who haven t yet seen the Prius c me about the car and didn t immediately it as a funky hybrid. They thought it looked like a small hatch, though I t talk to a single person who was to adorn their own Prius c in my car’s Habanero orange

Here s the good news the Habanero paint job: you ll lose your Prius c in a

Watch comparison of 2012 c vs. 2012 Prius Plug-in

52 MPG 400 Miles

Fuel economy is the reason you buy a Prius and I ve long that if you want the most and practical car at a reasonable price, you buy the sedan. But prepare to sacrifice driving dynamics of any kind the standard Prius is a snore the wheel. But you probably don’t because you re getting 50+ mpg,

When I had my first chance to the Prius c last spring in San California, I was immediately impressed by the efficiency of this small car I drove 60 miles in a mix of highway and driving and realized real-world economy of 56 mpg. While I t achieve that same over the 400 miles I covered the past week, I still to coax 52.3 mpg out of the 99-horsepower That s impressive when you that I drove 280 of those on the freeway on my way to and from Bear Utah.

And since that drive ascending and descending from of elevation two different times, I’m drivers in flat areas likely improve on those numbers.

The EPA predicts the Prius c return 46 mpg on the freeway and a class-leading 53 mpg in the In fact, the only mainstream that can best that rating plug in to outlets and are the Chevy Volt and Nissan both of which cost In the case of the Volt, a lot more.

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Rear view of 2012 Prius c

Weak but Adequate

Fuel efficiency is impressive; is not. The Prius c gasoline makes 73 horsepower and the remaining 26 comes from the electric With only 99 combined the Prius is the last car you want to in a drag race.

Yet in city that low power output is adequate. You can move from to intersection and stoplight to stoplight at the speed of the cars around Just expect to hear the variable transmission to howl an angry wolf when you the engine hard.

On the highway, yourself some breathing before you try to merge with traffic. Once you’re up to you’re fine, but don’t try any maneuvers that will the capabilities of this car. the Prius c slowly and deliberately to 50-mpg in daily driving and be one very happy Prius

You can drive the Prius c in EV (Electric mode at speeds up to 25 mph. my 400-mile travels, I ended up in electric mode for 44 miles or over 10 percent. It helped a few pennies off my gasoline costs but car is much more of a hybrid an electric car.

I give the Toyota Prius c a RENT IT!

s why I say rent it. Given the choice the Prius c and Prius sedan, I pick the Prius sedan. The one that wouldn’t be in the running is the Plug-In because it’s too expensive to justify its high cost. I would choose the largely because I have a that regularly takes trips and the trunk of the Prius c is a bit for my needs.

Since fuel economy is the same between the two cars, I you rent a Prius c and a Prius for a few days each. You’ll know which car best your lifestyle and needs.


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