2013 Toyota Prius c Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,080-$23,360
$18,127-$21,746
53 /CITY / 46 /HWY
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Predicted Reliability

What's New for 2013:

  • SofTex leatherette dashboard trim for Prius c Two and Prius c Three trim levels
  • SofTex leatherette steering wheel trim for Prius c Four trim level

Exterior Features
The 2013 Toyota Prius c is a mini-compact 5-door hatchback equipped with a gas-electric powertrain, and is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles U.S. consumers can buy, with a combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg. It is sold in numerical trim levels: One, Two, Three, and Four.

Standard equipment for the 2013 Prius c One includes body-color power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, LED brake lights, rear spoiler, intermittent front wipers, rear window wiper, and 15-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers.

Interior Features
The 2013 Toyota Prius c One is equipped with automatic climate control, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, front-seat map lights, visor vanity mirrors, and cloth seats. Digital gauges and a 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) multi-function display screen with hybrid drivetrain and trip computer functions are standard on this model, as well as a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with satellite controls for the stereo and multi-function display. The standard stereo includes a CD player, USB port with iPod connectivity, auxiliary audio input jack, and Bluetooth hands-free calling with music streaming capability.

Optional Features
Toyota does not offer options for the Prius c One, though Toyota dealers can accessorize the car with extra-cost items. To get factory-installed upgrades, buyers must choose the Prius c Two, Prius c Three, or Prius c Four.

The Prius c Two adds cruise control, variable intermittent front wipers, 2 additional stereo speakers for a total of 6, height-adjustable driver's seat, two-tone fabric seat upholstery, center console with an armrest and storage, 60/40-split design for the folding rear seat, SofTex leatherette dashboard trim, cargo area light, and a cargo cover.

The 2013 Toyota Prius c Three is equipped with body-color exterior door handles, Touch Tracer information display, and Smart Key passive entry with push-button ignition. A Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen is also standard on this model, and includes satellite radio, HD Radio, iTunes tagging capability, and voice-recognition technology. A navigation system and 3 years of Entune multi-media services are also included on the Prius c Three. Entune provides smartphone pairing and application access, including Pandora Internet radio, Bing Internet search capability, and more. Options for this model include a power sunroof and 15-inch aluminum wheels.

The 2013 Toyota Prius c Four adds fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, 15-inch aluminum wheels, SofTex leatherette seat upholstery, and SofTex steering wheel trim. A power sunroof and 16-inch aluminum wheels are optional for this trim level.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Toyota Prius c is equipped with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain combining a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric assist motor, nickel-metal hydride battery pack, regenerative braking system, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Combined, the powertrain produces 99 horsepower.

The Prius c is a \"full\" hybrid, which means that it can operate on electricity alone at lower vehicle speeds. Toyota provides the Prius c with EV, Eco, and Normal driving modes.

Fuel Economy
As rated by the EPA, the 2013 Toyota Prius c is expected to achieve fuel-economy estimates of 53/46/50 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
The 2013 Toyota Prius c is equipped with 9 standard air bags, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and Smart Stop technology that is designed to make it impossible for the car to accelerate when the brake pedal is pressed. The front seats employ Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) design.

As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash-test evaluations for the 2013 Prius c.

What's New for 2013:

  • SofTex leatherette dashboard trim for Prius c Two and Prius c Three trim levels
  • SofTex leatherette steering wheel trim for Prius c Four trim level

Exterior Features
The 2013 Toyota Prius c is a mini-compact 5-door hatchback equipped with a gas-electric powertrain, and is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles U.S. consumers can buy, with a combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg. It is sold in numerical trim levels: One, Two, Three, and Four.

Standard equipment for the 2013 Prius c One includes body-color power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, LED brake lights, rear spoiler, intermittent front wipers, rear window wiper, and 15-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers.

Interior Features
The 2013 Toyota Prius c One is equipped with automatic climate control, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, front-seat map lights, visor vanity mirrors, and cloth seats. Digital gauges and a 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) multi-function display screen with hybrid drivetrain and trip computer functions are standard on this model, as well as a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with satellite controls for the stereo and multi-function display. The standard stereo includes a CD player, USB port with iPod connectivity, auxiliary audio input jack, and Bluetooth hands-free calling with music streaming capability.

Optional Features
Toyota does not offer options for the Prius c One, though Toyota dealers can accessorize the car with extra-cost items. To get factory-installed upgrades, buyers must choose the Prius c Two, Prius c Three, or Prius c Four.

The Prius c Two adds cruise control, variable intermittent front wipers, 2 additional stereo speakers for a total of 6, height-adjustable driver's seat, two-tone fabric seat upholstery, center console with an armrest and storage, 60/40-split design for the folding rear seat, SofTex leatherette dashboard trim, cargo area light, and a cargo cover.

The 2013 Toyota Prius c Three is equipped with body-color exterior door handles, Touch Tracer information display, and Smart Key passive entry with push-button ignition. A Display Audio system with a 6.1-inch touch screen is also standard on this model, and includes satellite radio, HD Radio, iTunes tagging capability, and voice-recognition technology. A navigation system and 3 years of Entune multi-media services are also included on the Prius c Three. Entune provides smartphone pairing and application access, including Pandora Internet radio, Bing Internet search capability, and more. Options for this model include a power sunroof and 15-inch aluminum wheels.

The 2013 Toyota Prius c Four adds fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, 15-inch aluminum wheels, SofTex leatherette seat upholstery, and SofTex steering wheel trim. A power sunroof and 16-inch aluminum wheels are optional for this trim level.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Toyota Prius c is equipped with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain combining a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric assist motor, nickel-metal hydride battery pack, regenerative braking system, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Combined, the powertrain produces 99 horsepower.

The Prius c is a \"full\" hybrid, which means that it can operate on electricity alone at lower vehicle speeds. Toyota provides the Prius c with EV, Eco, and Normal driving modes.

Fuel Economy
As rated by the EPA, the 2013 Toyota Prius c is expected to achieve fuel-economy estimates of 53/46/50 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
The 2013 Toyota Prius c is equipped with 9 standard air bags, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and Smart Stop technology that is designed to make it impossible for the car to accelerate when the brake pedal is pressed. The front seats employ Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) design.

As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash-test evaluations for the 2013 Prius c.

Available Trims for the 2013 Toyota Prius c
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Four (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23360.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name One (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19080.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name One (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19080.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name One (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 19080.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Two (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 20030.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Two (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 20030.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Two (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 20030.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Three (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21765.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Three (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21765.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Three (5dr HB (SE)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21765.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Four (5dr HB (Natl)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23360.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
Name Four (5dr HB (GS)) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23360.00 Engine 1.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 53/46
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats
  • Synthetic leather seat material
  • Heated front seats w/driver pwr lumbar support
  • 6-way adjustable driver seat w/vertical adjustment
  • 60/40 split rear seat
  • Adjustable front/rear headrests -inc: fold-forward rear headrests
  • Front center console w/sliding armrest -inc: storage compartment w/removable utility tray, wire-management feature, (2) cup holders
  • Rear fold-down armrest w/(2) cup holders
  • Active headrests
  • SofTex-trimmed tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: touch tracer display, 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
  • Three-door smart key entry system -inc: panic button, keyless entry
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Automatic climate control -inc: air filter, dust & pollen filter/filtration mode, electric compressor, humidity sensor & push button controls
  • Plasmacluster ionizer
  • Rear window electric defogger w/timer
  • Dual compartment glove box
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 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 & passenger seatback pockets
  • Tonneau cover w/clasp for under-floor storage
  • Adjustable front/rear headrests
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: audio controls, HVAC controls
  • Driver seatback pocket
  • Fabric seat material
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: touch tracer display, audio controls, HVAC controls
  • Driver door smart key entry system -inc: panic button, keyless entry
EXTERIOR
  • 15" 8-spoke alloy wheels
  • P175/65R15 all-season tires
  • T125/70D16 compact spare tire
  • Rear deck spoiler -inc: underbody spoilers & spats
  • Auto-off projector-beam halogen headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Color-keyed folding pwr mirrors
  • UV reduction glass windshield
  • Driver/front passenger water-repellent side windows
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • 15" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • Rear deck spoiler
MECHANICAL
  • 1.5L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i Atkinson-cycle I4 hybrid engine
  • Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i) -inc: Eco, EV & 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 & 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
    • Display audio w/navigation & Entune -inc: 6.1" touch screen display, AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player, (6) speakers, satellite radio capability
    • Aux audio input
    • Bluetooth connectivity w/steering wheel-mounted controls
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers

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