Cruisin’ with the Toyota Prius C

Toyota 014While I was at the Toyota Women’s Influencer’s Network camp, I got the chance to drive the new Prius C. At a starting MSRP of $18,950 the Prius C is the smallest car in the Prius family, making it well-suited for city living. You can squeeze it into smaller parking spots. On the other hand, with gas prices where they are, the 53 mpg is ultra-valuable as well.

The car was roomy enough for four adults. None of us were particularly tall, however, so I don’t know how it would feel to someone up near 6 feet. The trunk space suffers. It’s definitely on the small side for a family with young kids (needing a stroller) or a family that travels frequently with luggage and/or gear. That said it will be fine for a single person or couple, and also great for a second family “commuter” car.

The Prius C is sporty and fun and comes in a variety of delicious colors, including “Habanero” (shown above). That’s a car you’re not going to lose in the parking lot! All of the models include Bluetooth capability for hands-free phone access, which is an important safety feature in this day and age. You can expect a host of safety features including nine airbags, anti-lock bakes, traction control, and more.

I think it’s amazing that you can get such a great gas mileage for a reasonable price. That can add up to some pretty big savings over time. And, I don’t think it hurt that the Prius C is simply better looking than many of the other hybrid’s on the market. Toyota has a proven overall record of quality, so sometimes it just comes down to comfort and cuteness. What do you think of the new Prius C?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer’s Network. I am not compensated, but may receive other benefits as a member of the program. The opinions contained in this post are my own.

2 Responses to Cruisin’ with the Toyota Prius C
  1. Toyota Dealership San Diego
    April 19, 2012 | 7:24 am

    I think it’s great that the the C is so affordable; more people will go green now due to the lower price point.

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