2012 Toyota Prius c Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$18,950-$23,230
$18,003-$21,625
53 /CITY / 46 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- New subcompact 5-door hatchback
- Combined 50-mpg fuel-economy rating

Exterior Features
The new 2012 Toyota Prius c is a smaller, lighter, and less expensive Prius model with a starting price of less than $20,000. More than 18 inches shorter and 500 pounds lighter than the standard Prius, the new Prius c is a 5-door hatchback sold in One, Two, Three, and Four trim levels. The Prius c Three has body-color exterior door handles, and the Prius c Four has 15-inch aluminum wheels and fog lights.

Interior Features
Toyota Prius c standard interior features include automatic climate control, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, stereo with USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. A 3.5-inch screen displays hybrid system information.

Optional Features
Moving up trim levels, the Prius c adds cruise control, center storage console with an armrest, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, keyless entry with push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming, HD and satellite radio, navigation system, and Toyota's Entune smartphone pairing technology with mobile application operation. Additional options include aluminum wheels, power sunroof, leatherette seats, heated front seats, and heated side mirrors.

Under the Hood
The Prius c is fitted with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which is comprised of an Atkinson-cycle 1.5-liter gasoline 4-cylinder engine, an electric assist motor, and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Combined, the system generates 99 horsepower. Normal, Eco, and EV driving modes are standard; in EV mode, the Prius c is capable of traveling up to 1 mile at speeds less than 25 mph, according to Toyota.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Prius c are 53/46/50 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the Toyota Prius c include traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Smart Stop technology, and 9 air bags.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Toyota Prius c. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Prius c received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for all crash protection tests, and the hybrid model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.


What's New for 2012:
- New subcompact 5-door hatchback
- Combined 50-mpg fuel-economy rating

Exterior Features
The new 2012 Toyota Prius c is a smaller, lighter, and less expensive Prius model with a starting price of less than $20,000. More than 18 inches shorter and 500 pounds lighter than the standard Prius, the new Prius c is a 5-door hatchback sold in One, Two, Three, and Four trim levels. The Prius c Three has body-color exterior door handles, and the Prius c Four has 15-inch aluminum wheels and fog lights.

Interior Features
Toyota Prius c standard interior features include automatic climate control, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, stereo with USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. A 3.5-inch screen displays hybrid system information.

Optional Features
Moving up trim levels, the Prius c adds cruise control, center storage console with an armrest, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, keyless entry with push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming, HD and satellite radio, navigation system, and Toyota's Entune smartphone pairing technology with mobile application operation. Additional options include aluminum wheels, power sunroof, leatherette seats, heated front seats, and heated side mirrors.

Under the Hood
The Prius c is fitted with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which is comprised of an Atkinson-cycle 1.5-liter gasoline 4-cylinder engine, an electric assist motor, and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Combined, the system generates 99 horsepower. Normal, Eco, and EV driving modes are standard; in EV mode, the Prius c is capable of traveling up to 1 mile at speeds less than 25 mph, according to Toyota.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Prius c are 53/46/50 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the Toyota Prius c include traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, Smart Stop technology, and 9 air bags.

To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted tests on the 2012 Toyota Prius c. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Prius c received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for all crash protection tests, and the hybrid model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.


Available Trims for the 2012 Toyota Prius c
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name One (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 18950.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name One (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 18950.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name One (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 18950.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Two (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19900.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Two (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19900.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Two (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19900.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Three (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21635.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Three (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21635.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Three (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21635.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Four (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23230.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Four (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23230.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Four (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23230.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46

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INTERIOR
  • 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
  • Fabric seat material
  • Adjustable front/rear headrests -inc: fold-forward rear headrests
  • Rear fold-down armrest w/(2) cup holders
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: touch tracer display, audio controls, HVAC controls
  • Driver door smart key entry system -inc: panic button, keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Driver & passenger seatback pockets
  • Tonneau cover w/clasp for under-floor storage
  • Synthetic leather seat material
  • Heated front seats w/driver pwr lumbar support
  • Three-door smart key entry system -inc: panic button, keyless entry
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Plasmacluster ionizer
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
EXTERIOR
  • 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
  • Rear deck spoiler -inc: underbody spoilers & spats
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • 15" 8-spoke alloy wheels
  • Driver/front passenger water-repellent side windows
MECHANICAL
  • 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
  • Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i) -inc: Eco, EV & power driving modes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers
    • Aux audio input
    • Display audio w/navigation & Entune -inc: 6.1" touch screen display, AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player, (6) speakers, satellite radio capability
    • Bluetooth connectivity w/steering wheel-mounted controls

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