The 2013 Toyota Prius C is a best buy with a starting price of $18,950 and a fuel-sipping overall fuel economy rating of 50 MPG, the highest of any vehicle without a plug.
This is the smaller version of the best selling hybrid on the planet, an ideal choice for a first car for a new graduate, second car for a family to use for commuting, or for anybody living in a city where fuel economy and parking space are of premium importance. The Prius C is a five-door hatchback, with several built-in safety and technology features you expect from Toyota, but not at this price. Even fully loaded with a moonroof and pushbutton liftgate, the baby Prius still is under $24,000.
The Prius C offers –
- 53 mpg in the city, and 46 mpg on the highway, for a combined rating of 50 mpg
- A premium hybrid experience , including a standard 3.5-inch full color TFT multi-information display, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, USB port with iPod connectivity, and an available play audio system with navigation and Toyota’s Entune.
- All four Prius C trim models are equipped with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive 1.5-liter DOHC, 16-valve engine with VVT-i, a 60 hp permanent magnet AC synchronous motor, and a 144 volt nickel-metal hydride battery which generates 25.9 hp of electric propulsion, for a total hybrid system net output of 99 horsepower.
- Safety systems include nine standard airbags, driver and front passenger advanced whiplash-injury-lessening seats, stability and traction controls, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, and smart stop technology.
Comfort features include automatic climate control, tilt-telescopic steering wheel with audio, climate, multi-information display and Bluetooth hands free phone controls; and remote keyless entry with illuminated entry.
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