When it comes to all-out high-mpg cars, you can't overlook the venerable Toyota Prius. The smallest of the Prii, the 2013 Toyota Prius C, manages to distinguish itself on a number of levels. As the entry-level Prius, the C model undercuts the standard Prius liftback's price by a considerable margin and gains a bit more agility and responsiveness via its smaller dimensions and lighter weight.
Of course, the Prius C performs when it comes to fuel economy, too. With an EPA-estimated 50 mpg in combined driving conditions, there is simply no other subcompact hatchback that even comes close. In our long-term experience, the Prius C nearly meets that estimate. EPA-estimated mileage stands at 53 mpg city/46 mpg highway and 50 mpg in combined driving, making it the most economical non-plug-in hybrid on the market.
The 2013 Toyota Prius C is powered by a similar but smaller hybrid powertrain than its bigger Prius siblings. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine produces 73 horsepower and 82 pound-feet of torque, while a pair of electric motor/generators supplies an additional 60 hp. The gas engine acts as the main propulsion source as well as a generator to charge the nickel-metal hydride batteries. The electric motors also contribute to propulsion and charge the battery pack under deceleration. Combined power output comes to 99 hp and is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Standard safety features on all 2013 Toyota Prius C models include stability control, traction control, antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), hill start assist, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and unique front seat cushion airbags that help prevent occupants from sliding under the seatbelts in the event of a collision. In Edmunds brake testing, a Prius C came to a stop from 60 mph in a better-than-average 118 feet.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded Prius C the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests.WE PREFER OUR CUSTOMERS TO DO RESEARCH AND ASK US AS MANY QUESTIONS AS THEY LIKE AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION SO YOU CAN MAKE THE BEST DECISION. WE WANT YOU TO FEEL AS IF YOU MADE A PURCHASE NOT THAT YOU WERE SOLD A CAR! OUR GOAL IS TO UNDER PROMISE AND OVER DELIVER ON YOUR EXPECTATIONS. WE HAVE TAKEN DETAILED PHOTOS TO BE SURE WE CLEARLY PRESENT THE CAR TO YOU. BUY SMART-BUY VALUE! ALL VEHICLES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL NOR ARE DEALERSHIPS. CALL OR TEXT TODAY AT 404-382-5353 AND FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT CARMAAUTOGROUP.COM BEFORE THIS DEAL IS GONE FOREVER!