2016 Toyota Prius c

 
2016 Toyota Prius c
 
2016 Toyota Prius c
 

2016 Toyota Prius c

MSRP 
$20,395
Invoice 
$19,788
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 53 mpg City, 46 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 1.5 L Hybrid I-4, 99 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

One of the most remarkable things about the Prius is how little it asks from the owner in exchange for its legendary fuel efficiency. Special fuel isn't needed, no need to plug the Prius into the wall at night, drivers are not consigned to a tiny interior and miniature storage space and finally, premium mileage numbers don't have to cost an arm and a leg.

The Prius drives, handles and behaves just like any other mid-sized car. It just happens to get the kind of fuel economy that makes people do a double take. Starting at around $25,000 the Prius is competitive with other cars in its price bracket, offering ample interior space, a quiet comfortable ride, plenty of interior gadgets and world-famous mileage figures.

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What's New For 2016

The Prius has been totally redesigned for 2016. The new exterior is bold and modern, while numerous improvements have also been made under the skin. The new drivetrain is now even more efficient, with special low friction components, a redesigned air intake and improvements to airflow inside the combustion chamber. The new drivetrain even manages to be lighter than the outgoing one further helping to improve fuel economy, Toyota expects about a 10 percent improvement over the 2015 model. The interior has also been redesigned with plenty of new technology, helping to maintain that cutting edge feel that the Prius is so well known for.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 2 Years / 25,000 Miles
  • Hybrid Component: 8 Years / 100,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Toyota Prius c

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: Entune Audio -inc: the Entune Multimedia Bundle, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, 4 speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port w/iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology and Siri Eyes Free
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 5J x 15" Steel w/Covers
    • Tires: P175/65R15 AS -inc: low rolling resistance and temporary spare tire/wheel (T125/70 D16)
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Black Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Interval Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 4-way adjustable driver's seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seats
    • Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Front Cupholder
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Automatic Air Conditioning w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Fabric Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Dashboard Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 1.5L 4-Cylinder Atkinson Cycle w/VVT-i -inc: Eco/Power/EV drive modes
    • Transmission: Continuously Variable Automatic -inc: Electronically controlled
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Hybrid Electric Motor
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front Anti-Roll Bar
    • Electric Power-Assist Steering
    • 9.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Regenerative Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
    • Nickel Metal Hydride Traction Battery

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 9
    • Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - 9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 17.1
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Gas/Electric I-4
    • Displacement - 1.5 L/91
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 99 @ 4800
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 82 @ 4000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 100.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 157.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 66.7
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.3
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 58.3
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 58.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 9.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 87.4
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.6
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.7
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 52.3
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 51
    • Second Head Room (in) - 36.9
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.7
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 50.8
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 50 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 53 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 46 (Est)
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 31.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Toyota Prius c
    • Body Style - Hatchback
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Torsion Beam
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P175/65HR15
    • Rear Tire Size - P175/65HR15
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 1
    • Trans Description Cont. - CVT w/OD
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 3.5 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2496
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 15 X 5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 15 X 5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Steel
    • Rear Wheel Material - Steel
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 Toyota Prius c Photos & Colors

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  • Absolutely Red Black Sand Pearl Blue Streak Metallic Classic Silver Metallic Electric Lime Metallic Magnetic Gray Metallic Moonglow Sun Fusion Super White Tangerine Splash Pearl
  • Absolutely Red
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Electric Lime Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Moonglow
  • Sun Fusion
  • Super White
  • Tangerine Splash Pearl

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Introduction

Some hybrid-powertrain cars, including the familiar Toyota Prius Liftback, look different from the gasoline-engine models. Others look essentially the same as a conventional automobile of the similar size and category.

The Toyota Prius c, the smallest and lowest-priced member of the Prius hybrid pack, definitely falls into the latter category. When they look at a Prius c, most people won’t realize they’re looking at a hybrid, especially when viewed from the side.

Even after some styling and interior upgrades for 2015, the Prius c subcompact hatchback doesn’t stand out in a crowd, unless the drivers in that crowd happen to be exchanging gas-mileage numbers. Roomier inside than you might expect, this happy little hatchback is EPA-rated at a miserly 53/46 mpg City/Highway, or 50 mpg Combined.

Only one significant change for the 2016 model year: Toyota has added a Safety Sense-C group of electronic active-safety systems. Included are lane-departure assist, pre-collision braking, and automatic high beams.

Also for 2016, Toyota is offering a new version: a limited-edition Prius c Persona Series. Only 1,500 will be built.

Officially considered a subcompact, the Prius c is actually longer than many entrants in that size segment. Interior volume stemming from those exterior dimensions makes the Prius c truly capable of seating four adults. Assembly quality has been good, too.

Under the hood of the tiniest Prius, its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces a modest 73 horsepower, coupled to a more compact hybrid-powertrain system than the one used by the two larger Prius models. Working together, the gas engine and twin motor-generators have a combined output of 99 horsepower. Engineers even managed to position both the 0.9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and the gasoline tank below the back seat.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2016 Prius c an Acceptable rating for its rigorous new small-overlap test. The Prius c scored Good on each of the insurance-industry agency’s other tests. The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2015 Prius c a four-star score in each of its tests.

Lineup

The 2016 Toyota Prius c comes in four trim levels, numbered One through Four:

Prius c One ($19,560) comes with power windows, mirrors, and locks; fabric seat upholstery; automatic climate control; keyless entry; Entune audio with 6.1-inch touchscreen; CD player; USB port; and 15-inch steel wheels. Prius c Two ($20,360) adds two-tone front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a SofTex console, cruise control, six-speaker audio, and cargo cover.

Prius c Three ($21,785) includes an in-dash navigation system, app suite, and Entune interface for audio and infotainment. Prius c Four ($24,495) includes 15-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and mirrors, moonroof, foglamps, and a rearview camera. Prius c Persona Special Edition ($21,355) is painted black, with either Cherry Pearl or Electric Lime accents, and black alloy wheels.

Nine airbags are standard, along with stability control. For upper trims, an available Safety Sense-C group includes pre-collision, lane departure alert, and automatic headlights.

Walkaround

Size isn’t the only visual difference between the Prius c and the bigger Prius Liftback. The subcompact Prius c lacks the two-piece back window that has been a regular-Prius hallmark for the past dozen years, despite its effect on rearward visibility. The Prius c has a more conventional, vertical rear end: an ordinary top-hinged hatchback, set between tall vertical taillamps. A long roof spoiler is intended to reduce fuel-wasting air turbulence at highway speeds.

Up front, a neatly rounded, swept-back nose eases into smooth body sides. For 2015, a huge grille opening replaced the previous friendly happy face. As a result, Toyota’s smallest hybrid looks more shocked than happy.

Interior

Inside, the Prius c looks more conventional than the larger Prius Liftback. 2015’s trim upgrade, using higher-level plastics and fabrics, still doesn’t match the quality of the Prius. Painted metal can even be seen in portions of what must be called an economy-car interior.

Front seats are about the same as in older Prius models: thin, but adequately comfortable. Two six-foot adults can fit in the rear without excessive scrunching.

The familiar Prius hallmark, a multi-information display at the dashboard center, below the windshield, remains the focal point. Dashboard switches, however, are conventional in appearance. Instead of the stubby, idiosyncratic gear selector in the regular Prius, the Prius c has an ordinary lever atop the central tunnel.

Driving Impressions

Only a few minutes behind the wheel are needed to affirm that the Prius c is hardly swift. But then, who expected it to be? Push it harder than customary, when necessary, and this subcompact will handily keep up with traffic. Be prepared to accept the inevitable noise produced by its small engine at full power, noting that not everyone is bothered by the sound.

A pushbutton-activated EV mode can keep the Prius c in full-electric drive at low speeds, but only for about half a mile. An Eco mode restricts power output and alters the climate-control settings, for even thriftier fuel usage; but forward progress becomes almost painfully slow. Even when driven with some enthusiasm, the Prius c is efficient. Reaching its 50-mpg EPA rating shouldn’t be difficult.

Agile and eager, the Prius c is ideal for breezing through urban traffic and slipping into tight parking spaces. Though not sporty, the Prius c scores highly as a small, maneuverable hatchback.

Summary

Prius c lags in refinement, but its maneuverability and practicality are in accord with rivals of its size. A base price around $20,000 yields the highest gas mileage rating of any car with plug-in capability.

Driving impressions by John Voelcker, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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