Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Prius c

By Paul Riegler on 30 October 2018
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Introduced in 2011, the Toyota Prius c (the letter “c” indicates “city”), is the third member of the Prius family and is marketed as the Toyota Aqua in the Japanese automaker’s home market.

The c is a hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact hatchback with a price tag lower than the traditional Prius. It also carries a higher fuel economy rating for city driving than the traditional Prius.

For 2018, the c has donned new clothes, giving it more of an SUV look, something that’s clearly in vogue these days.

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DRIVING THE 2018 TOYOTA PRIUS C

Our c made quite a statement when it arrived, thanks to its bright orange Tangerine Splash Pearl paint.

Once inside, the interior proves quite modern and roomy. Unfortunately, Toyota continues with the center-mounted instrument cluster in the traditional Prius layout, but the 6.1” infotainment touchscreen is responsive and easy to use.

The Prius c comes standard with several important driver-assistance technologies including automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beams.

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