Compare 2013 Toyota Prius C vs 2013 Toyota Matrix

2013 Toyota Prius C
2013 Toyota Matrix
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5-Door HB One
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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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD L 26 32 $18,216 $19,275
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD L 25 32 $19,008 $20,115
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,745 $20,265
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,846 $21,455
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,733 $22,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,127
$18,216
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,080
$19,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$321 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Toyota Prius C has all the gas-mileage virtues of larger Prius models, but it's smaller, more fun to drive, and--crucially--almost $5,000 cheaper. With the frugality of a Corolla and hatchback versatility, the 2013 Toyota Matrix delivers on practicality but falls short if you expect a hot hatch.
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Fuel Economy
City
53 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
50.8 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.4 94.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 171.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.1 19.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 49.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.1 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 10.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.4 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2500 2844
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
73 @ 4800 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
82 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
53 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.17
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 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius c Toyota Matrix
Suspension
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 - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.7 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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