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Selected Style 5-Door HB One (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
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 Wagon Manual L FWD (Natl)
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 53 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 46 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.1 19.8
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2500 2844
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 73 @ 4800 132 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 46 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 53 26
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.25
Summary
Body Style Hatchback 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius c Toyota Matrix
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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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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