2012 Toyota Prius c  -  $19,745


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,745
Base Invoice: $18,798
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB One (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 50 | City: 53 | Hwy: 46
Body Style: 5dr HB One (Natl)
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 1.5L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i Atkinson-cycle I4 hybrid engine

Pros

Excellent gas mileage; affordability; well-designed interior; maneuverability; Toyota's reputation for reliable hybrids


Model Highlights

The 2012 Toyota Prius C comes in four different trim levels--labeled One, Two, Three and Four. The base-model Prius C One starts at just $19,710, while a completely loaded Prius C Four totals $25,140.

On all Prius C models, a version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive provides power to the front wheels. Under the hood there's a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, paired with an electric motor system, an advanced planetary gearset, sophisticated controls and a more compact nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Total power for the hybrid system is 99 hp. Just as with other Toyota hybrids, regenerative braking captures some energy, using it to aid efficiency when accelerating or cruising, and it's a 'full hybrid' system--meaning that the Prius C can run for short distances, at low speeds, on electric power only.

The Prius C includes an EV Mode, which lets you drive it using only electricity, for about a half mile. Overall, the Prius C isn't sporty--and it doesn't provide a Power mode as in other Prius models--but it's quick enough for any everyday-driving needs, for passing or confident lane changes. Maneuverability is the Prius C's strong suit, and around town and at low speeds it's quite enjoyable to drive. Ride quality is also quite good from the MacPherson strut front suspension and tuned torsion beam rear setup. 15-inch and 16-inch wheels are offered, and with the available alloy 16-inchers, the Prius C gets a quicker steering ratio that might add to that observation.

Hybrid models often weigh more than comparable gasoline-engine models, but thanks to the extensive use of high-strength steel the Prius C is on par with standard subcompacts, at about 2,500 pounds. That also adds to the safety provided by nine standard airbags, electronic stability control and Brake Assist, among other features.

As a 5-door hatchback, the Prius C includes seating for five, with split rear seatbacks that can be folded forward to expand cargo capacity. Cargo space is an impressive 17.1 cubic feet.

All Prius C models include power windows and locks, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, automatic climate control, a center console with sliding armrest, and a multi-information display with various functions for tracking and improving upon fuel economy. The Prius Two steps up to push-button start, upgraded upholstery, a fold-down rear armrest, cruise control, keyless entry and seatback pockets. Prius C Three models get Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system and a more sophisticated Display Audio system with HD Radio and six speakers, while Prius Four models get heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, fog lamps, alloy wheels and a garage-door opener.

Prius C Three and Four models include Toyota's new "Entune" interface, which connects to smartphones and brings Bing and Pandora apps, along with a 6.1-inch touch screen and voice commands.


Model News

The 2012 Toyota Prius C is an all-new hybrid model. With a different body style than the existing Prius liftback, a smaller size and an even higher EPA city rating (53 mpg) than the standard Prius, Toyota is hoping to attract more budget-minded shoppers-- the Prius C starts at only $19,710.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Toyota Prius C provides many of the advantages of the Prius, but in a more conventional small-car package that many shoppers might prefer. It also has a lower price tag, with a simpler presentation overall and fewer tech options than the Prius liftback, although the Prius C's EPA Combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg is just as good as that of the standard Prius. Considering its city rating of 53 mpg, the Prius C has the highest mileage of any car that doesn't plug in. Even compared to non-hybrid small-car models, the Prius C offers a roomy, versatile interior package, with a comparable level or performance and perkiness.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
46 MPG

Cruising Range - City
503.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
53 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
50 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
437.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4

Displacement
1.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
73 @ 4800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
87.4 ft³

Front Head Room
38.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.3 in

Front Hip Room
51.0 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
50.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.7 in

Second Hip Room
50.8 in

Wheelbase
100.4 in

Length, Overall
157.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.7 in

Height, Overall
56.9 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.1 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.95 in

Front Tire Size
P175/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15

Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
31.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.83 x 0.98 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
9.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

1.5L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i Atkinson-cycle I4 hybrid engine

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i) -inc: Eco & power driving modes

Hybrid system -inc: sealed nickel-metal hydride battery, integrated permanent synchronous electric motor, integrated regenerative brake system

Push button ignition

Continuously variable transmission (ECVT)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension

Electric pwr assisted rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front & solid rear pwr disc brakes

15" steel wheels w/wheel covers

P175/65R15 all-season tires

T125/70D16 compact spare tire

Rear deck spoiler

Auto-off projector-beam halogen headlamps

LED tail lamps

Color-keyed folding pwr mirrors

UV reduction glass windshield

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers

Aux audio input

Front bucket seats

6-way adjustable driver seat w/vertical adjustment

60/40 split rear seat

Adjustable front/rear headrests

Front center console w/sliding armrest -inc: storage compartment w/removable utility tray, wire-management feature, (2) cup holders

Active headrests

Trunk/deck carpet & mat

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: audio controls, HVAC controls

Multi-information display -inc: energy monitor, fuel consumption history, hybrid system indicator, average fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed & trip distance

Central instrument display -inc: digital speedometer & odometer, instant fuel consumption, fuel gauge, shift-lever indicator

Pwr windows w/auto up/down

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks w/anti-lockout feature

Engine immobilizer

Automatic climate control -inc: air filter, dust & pollen filter/filtration mode, electric compressor, humidity sensor & push button controls

Rear window electric defogger w/timer

Dual compartment glove box

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Overhead console w/maplights & shift illumination

Dual front sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) retractable assist grips

Illuminated entry

Rear dome light

Cargo area lamp

Driver seatback pocket

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) & brake assist

Traction control (TRAC)

Hill start assist control (HAC)

Enhanced vehicle stability control

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners & force limiters

Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors

Three-point seatbelts in all seating positions

Automatic locking retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts

LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system for outboard rear seats

Child safety rear door locks

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Energy absorbing collapsible steering column

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SUPER WHITE
$0

 
MOONGLOW
$0

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK SAND PEARL
$0

 
ABSOLUTELY RED
$0

 
HABANERO
$0

 
SUMMER RAIN METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE STREAK METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG #1
$303

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG #2
$268

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$79

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$67

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$219

 
VIP RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS & CARGO TRAY
$190

 
CARPET FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$225

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29


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