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Selected Style 5-Door Sportback ES FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,809 $18,595
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$318 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Toyota Prius C is the cheapest member of the Prius family, by roughly $5,000, but its gas mileage is the same 50 mpg as most other Priuses.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 53 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 46 mpg
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 35
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 87.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 51
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.8 17.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.6 -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 9.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 31.4
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P175/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3043 2500
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 15 X 5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 15 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 -
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 99 @ 4800
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 82 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 53
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.59 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.41 -
Trans Type 6 1
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Toyota Prius c
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 3.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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