2018 Toyota Prius C - Roadblazing.com DHS Budget Subcompact Hybrid Car Review Link

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HYBRID VEHICLE RIDDLE: When is a Prius easier on the eyes and the least expensive gas electric hybrid car sold in America today?

 

Answer: When it is the 2018 Toyota Prius C. The "C" stands for "City," congested and parking constrained environment for which this subcompact car is well suited.

 

Facing recently introduced affordable ground-up gas-electrics such as Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro, the Toyota Prius C is still undercuts them all at the cash register.

 

Placing Toyota's 2nd best selling gas-electric hybrid on the Roadblazing.com / ChicagoNow.com "Drive...He Said" Budget Subcompact Hybrid Vehicle scoreboard.

 

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2018 Toyota Prius C Highlights:

- Starting price, including destination, is $21,535. A power moonroof and navigation equipped Prius C-Four model costs $26,293.

- Most affordable gas battery electric hybrid sold in America.

- Visually mid-cycle refreshed with dark grey full lower body cladding, more aggressive lower trapezoid grille and simulated front/ rear skid plates for a Crossover like appearance to this otherwise 5-door hatchback subcompact. Instruments are Prius fare center dash top rectangles, controls are sensible, while knobs and switches are robust in size and positive in action. Front seats cushions = comfortably wide, and the rear seat is surprisingly adult knee accommodating. While built Toyota robust, interior panels are hard amplifying some road & engine noise.

- To make full hybrid system 99 hp, the 1.5L DOHC gas I-4 borrows lots of help from the 520V DC electric motor. At low speeds engine engagement is rough. Pure electric range is limited by a lower capacity NiMH battery back. Steering is brisk enough to confidently jump lanes. Prius C rides tauter than mid-size Priuses. listing less, while absorbing the minor stuff. Firm pedal brakes offer but a timid bite.

- 50 miles per gallon fuel economy = mid-pack among hybrids.

- Standard Toyota Safety Sense C includes Lane departure alert, collision avoidance & pedestrian detecting pre-braking and automatic high beam LED headlamps.

The 2018 Toyota Prius C also has a far less polarizing design than the mid-size Prius.

 

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