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Toyota Prius C

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Base MSRP price range:
$19,540 - $24,475
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Ratings Category: Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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Toyota Prius C Overview

This smaller, less expensive alternative to the regular Prius feels more like a subcompact than a sophisticated hybrid. It has a harsh ride, noisy engine and cabin, and slow acceleration. The interior looks and feels cheap, the driving position and rear seats are cramped, and there's little cargo space. However, its 37-mpg is the best city fuel economy of any car we've tested, and its 43-mpg overall is just 1-mpg less than the regular Prius. With 2015 comes a number of exterior styling updates. Reliability is well above average, but we can't recommend the Prius C because it scored too low in our testing and performed poorly in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

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