Compare 2012 Toyota Prius C vs 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Prius
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5-Door HB One
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
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5-Door HB One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,003
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,950
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
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 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
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Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
50.8 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 93.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 67.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 0.98 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P195/65R15
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 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
73 @ 4800 98 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 48
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 - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Toyota Prius
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
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 - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 3.8
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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