Compare 2012 Toyota Prius C vs 2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Yaris
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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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3-Door Liftback Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,003
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,950
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
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 Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
50.8 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 84.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 153.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 98.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 15.3
Brakes
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 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 11.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 30.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2500 2295
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA 1NZ
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
73 @ 4800 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 30
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.31
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 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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