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The Inside Scoop on the Prius c

January 30, 2014

ImageOne could argue that a Hatchback is the median between Sedan and Station Wagon, but while it embodies many of the merits of each, it is still a unique class of its own. Many are drawn to Hatchbacks for their styling. Toyota Hatchbacks are sporty and compact yet with some giddy-up in the engine and versatile cargo capacity. These features make a Hatchback a great suburb/city car with impressive mpg across the board. A younger generation model, the Hatchback is popular amongst teens and the college-age crowd, but is making waves amongst baby-boomers looking for an affordable and easy to park medium size vehicle.

The Toyota Prius c, as pictured above, ranked number four in US New’s “Affordable Subcompact Cars” list. (-usnews.com) It received a 9 out of 10 in Safety and critics rating. Us News reported that, “The 2013 Toyota Prius c has impressive gas mileage and easy-to-use tech features, making it an excellent commuter car…In fact, the 2013 Prius c is one of few small cars with exceptional gas mileage, an above-average safety score and an above-average reliability score.” With 53/46 est. mpg and starting msrp of a little over 19k, the Prius c fits life in the city perfectly.
ImageThe Prius c has four model options (click the picture above to compare specifics on each model) but all come with the same baseline of the following exterior, interior and safety features which embody the hallmarks of Toyota quality.

Every Prius c comes standard with these Interior features:
Automatic climate control – With air filter, electric compressor and push-button controls
3.5-in. TFT Multi-Information Display – With customizable settings, outside temperature, clock, fuel economy information, cruising range, odometer, trip distance, EV miles driven, Hybrid System Indicator, ECO Score, ECO Savings, energy monitor and warning messages
Digital instrumentation – With speedometer, fuel gauge, shift-position indicator and EV/ECO Mode indicators
Power windows with driver-side one-touch auto up/down
Rear window defogger with timer
Passenger-side glove compartment
One front 12V auxiliary power outlet
Dual sun visors with vanity mirrors
Front seat maplights
Front door storage pockets with sculpted bottle holders
Assist grips above driver and front passenger doors – (deletes rear passenger assist grips with moonroof option)

Standard Exterior Features:
Projector-beam halogen headlights
Rear combination lights with LED stoplights
Hybrid Synergy Drive blue accent badges
Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop light
Black roof-mounted antenna

ImageThe Star Safety system in the Prius c was designed to keep drivers safe in the city. Toyota.com states that, “Every Prius c comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System™, an advanced suite of six safety features offered standard on every new Toyota. The system includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control 18, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist 19 and Smart Stop Technology® 20.” With nine airbags strategically placed to protect driver and passengers should a crash occur, you can feel safe in your Prius c no matter what life throws at you. The Prius c was designed to keep drivers safe in bustling cities with high traffic. Toyota.com states that, “Every Prius c comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System™, an advanced suite of six safety features offered standard on every new Toyota. The system includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control 18, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist 19 and Smart Stop Technology® 20.” With nine airbags strategically placed to protect driver and passengers should a crash occur, you can feel safe in your Prius c no matter what life throws at you.

To learn more about the Prius c and see what South Coast Toyota has in stock visit us at 1966 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa or click here. And dont forget to mention our blog if you enjoyed this post!

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