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Selected Style 5-Door HB One (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,003 $18,950
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,706 $19,900
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,140 $21,635
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,625 $23,230
5-Door CVT PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT 41 44 $17,629 $18,500
5-Door CVT PZEV 41 44 $17,629 $18,500
5-Door CVT LX 41 44 $19,313 $20,275
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 41 44 $19,313 $20,275
5-Door CVT EX 41 44 $20,916 $21,965
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 41 44 $20,916 $21,965
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 41 44 $22,553 $23,690
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 41 44 $22,553 $23,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,003
$17,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,950
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$308 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Prius C takes full advantage of the other Prius models' hybrid system, but it's smaller, leaner and--perhaps most importantly--more affordable. The 2012 Honda Insight has been updated for 2012, but it has less space than other subcompacts and lower mileage than several other hybrids.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 53 mpg 41 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 46 mpg 44 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 50.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 50.8 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 50.8 48.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.4 85.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.1 15.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 31.5
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x 0.98 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.5 10.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.4 36.1
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P185/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2500 2747
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement 1.5L/- TBD - 1.3L/82
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 73 @ 4800 98 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 82 @ 4000 123 @ 1000 - 1700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 53 41
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 46 44
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.51 - 1.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.19 4.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.17 - 0.53
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius c Honda Insight
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion-beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10 9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.6 4.0
 
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