2012 Toyota Prius C | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Now, The 2012 Toyota Prius c ranks 9 out of 41 Affordable Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 26 published reviews and test drives of the Toyota Prius c, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. With the highest fuel economy ratings in its class, reviewers say the 2012 Toyota Prius c hybrid is a perfect match for the city, as long as you don’t mind its underpowered engine.
Toyota sells far more hybrids than anyone else, thanks mainly to its iconic Prius and its industry-leading (for non plug ins) 50-mpg EPA Combined mileage rating. But this year, it’s different. Toyota has rounded out the Prius line with two new body styles. First, there’s the Prius V, a larger wagon version, which arrived earlier this model year; and now the 2012 Prius C has arrived, appealing to those who want a simpler, more compact car.
The 2012 Toyota Prius c is the fourth addition to the Prius family. It’s also the smallest, least expensive and most fuel-efficient member. These qualities distinguish the Prius c from the rest of the lineup, but they also make it stand out when it’s compared with other small hybrid cars like the Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid. For example, the Prius c’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 53/46 mpg city/highway are the highest of all small hybrids, and the 53 mpg city rating is the highest rating for any vehicle without a plug.
2012 Toyota Prius C Price :
2012 Toyota Prius C Price. | Pricing for the new 2012 Toyota Prius C has been set at $18,950 – $23,230 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2012 Toyota Prius C we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2012 Toyota Prius C Interior :
2012 Toyota Prius C Interior. - The 2012 Toyota Prius c helps drivers track their fuel consumption by displaying information, such as an eco score, on the dashboard. The Prius c’s trip computer even allows the driver to calculate how much money they save by driving the Prius c when fuel economy for another vehicle and the current price for a gallon of gas is entered into the system.
Standard on the Prius c are a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth and USB and auxiliary ports. Optional on the Prius c are HD radio, satellite radio, navigation and Entune, which is Toyota’s infotainment system. Entune uses Bluetooth to connect smartphones to the stereo to stream music via Pandora, an Internet radio station, or access Bing, a search engine.
>. 12V power outlet(s) in front.
>. Fully-automatic climate control.
>. Roof antenna.
>. Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format).
>. Cargo area light.
>. Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 17.1 and Manufacturer’s own.
>. Trip computer: includes average speed, average fuel economy, current fuel economy and range for remaining fuel.
>. Front cup holders.
>. Electric Power source: nickel metal hydride, 520 and nickel metal hydride 18.
>. Outside air temperature indicator.
>. Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag.
>. Driver seat and Front passenger seat : bucket.
>. Front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger.
>. Two height adjustable front head restraints, three height-adjustable rear seats head restraints.
>. Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 38.6, rear headroom (inches): 37.0, front hip room (inches): 51.0, rear hip room (inches): 50.8, front leg room (inches): 41.7, rear leg room (inches): 35.0, front shoulder room (inches): 52.3, rear shoulder room (inches): 51.7 and interior volume (cu ft): 87.4
2012 Toyota Prius C Exterior :
2012 Toyota Prius C Exterior. – As the third (and smallest) unique body style in the Prius family, the Prius C is about 157 inches long and 67 inches wide. It’s closer in size to the Toyota Yaris Liftback than to the Toyota Matrix meaning it’s a true subcompact, and you get all the maneuverability and parking advantages. Matched with that more ordinary five-door profile is a smooth, low front end and drawn-back headlamps that closely resemble those used in the rest of the Prius lineup. Meanwhile, the new Prius C doesn’t look all that much different than Toyota’s somewhat less expensive Yaris, in profile and from some angles. The look is somewhat slab-sided by today’s standard, but there is an upkick just in front of the rear wheels. In back, the look is typical for the class, with vertical taillamps and a spoiler smoothing out aerodynamics at the rear of the roofline. Inside, the 2012 Toyota Prius C has an all-new dashboard that draws its centrally mounted Multi Information Display at the base of the windshield from the larger Prius, and some of its switches and minor controls from the Yaris.
>. Body-color front and rear bumpers.
>. Day time running lights.
>. Driver and passenger power door mirrors: body-color with turn signals
>. External dimensions: overall length (inches): 157.3, overall width (inches): 66.7, overall height (inches): 56.9, wheelbase (inches): 100.4, front track (inches): 58.3, rear track (inches): 58.1 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 31.4
>. Headlights: halogen with projector beam lenses.
>. Luxury trim: alloy-look.
>. Pearl paint.
>. Rear window: with defroster.
>. Trunk/hatch spoiler.
>. Tinted glass.
>. Weights: published curb weight (lbs): 2,500.
>. Windshield wipers with intermittent wiper.
2012 Toyota Prius C Engine :
2012 Toyota Prius C Engine. | In Edmunds testing, this Prius C accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a rather reluctant 11.3 seconds. Coming to a stop from that speed yielded much better results, as the car does the job in 118 feet, which is about average for compact cars. While power delivery is far from impressive, the crucial numbers here involve miles per gallon and the Prius C is definitely a champ in this respect. The EPA estimates 53 city/46 highway mpg and 50 mpg in combined driving, which is the highest rating in the EPA book for anything other than a high-tech plug-in hybrid. In our testing, we averaged 48.9 mpg.
The Prius c has very impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings. It gets 53/46 mpg city/highway, which are the highest fuel economy ratings among small hybrids and the highest city ratings for any vehicle without a plug.
There are three driving modes: Normal, Eco and EV. When the Prius c is in Eco mode, it uses less fuel by monitoring the climate settings and throttle. In EV mode, the Prius c can go a little less than a mile on electric power if it’s traveling slower than 25 mph. Reviewers don’t comment on the car’s performance in Normal mode. Source: usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, thecarconnection.com, Neocarsuv.blogspot.com.