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Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide

 
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2014 Toyota Prius C

Toyota's Prius has become such a significant figurehead for hybrids that Toyota has turned the Prius name into a burgeoning range of models.

First to join the regular Prius was the Toyota Prius V, a hybrid wagon, and most recently we've got to know the 2014 Toyota Prius C, a Yaris-sized hybrid subcompact offering some impressive economy and emissions figures.

As with several of the most significant green cars on sale, we've decided to bring together all our content on the Prius C to offer you a one-stop-shop for information on the model.

Before you check out some of the links, why not read our comprehensive 2012 Toyota Prius C First Drive Report?

The Prius C certainly lives up to the economy of its bigger brother. Rated by the EPA at 53 mpg city and 46 mpg highway, it matches the Prius's 50 mpg combined rating, making it one of the most economical, clean-running vehicles on sale.

And with 2014 model-year cars starting at only $19,875 (including the mandatory delivery fee), it's also something of a bargain next to many hybrids. The gas-electric drivetrain pairs a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, and visually it's sportier than the larger Prius models.

Since the 2014 Toyota Prius C is an ideal first hybrid, why not check out our guide on what to expect in your transition to a hybrid car.

To find out more, head to some of the links below.

 

Driving the Prius C

So does the Toyota Prius C drive like a hybridized Yaris, or a miniaturized Prius? A little of both, actually, but for detailed impressions you can read the first drive report below. For comparison, we've also had a drive in the Toyota Yaris Hybrid sold in Europe--and it's interesting to note the similarities and differences.

 

Buying the Prius C

Despite its small stature, the Prius C isn't actually the cheapest hybrid on sale--that honor falls to the Honda Insight. Buyers will see greater efficiency from the Prius C, and you can read our popular comparison of the Honda Insight and Prius C models by clicking on the link.

 

News and information

As the Prius C is a relatively new models, it's easy to keep track of details on the car. That includes its IIHS Top Safety award, and its part in helping Toyota top 4 million hybrid sales.

 

Auto show reports

Now the Prius C is out on the streets there's less emphasis on its auto show appearances, but should you wish to check out any of our previous coverage on the car, then you can find it via the links below.

 

For a comprehensive rundown. head over to our sister site TheCarConnection for a full review of the 2014 Toyota Prius C.

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