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2013 Toyota Prius C

2013 Volkswagen Golf

  2012 Toyota Prius C 2013 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$19,080
$18,095
Invoice $18,127 $17,371
MPG
City/Highway
53/46 23/42
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • 'Normal' styling for a Prius
  • 50-mpg EPA rating
  • Good front space
  • Impressive standard equipment

Dislikes:

  • Acceleration mediocre
  • Noisy at higher speeds
  • Interior trim designed to a price

Likes:

  • Premium interior feel
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent electric power steering
  • Strong, economical TDI engine
  • GTI's fuel-efficient performance

Dislikes:

  • A look that might be too familiar
  • Thirsty base engine
  • Tight backseat access (3-doors)
  • Premium pricing
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