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Selected Style 5-Door HB One (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 53 46 $18,127 $19,080
5-Door HB Three 53 46 $20,261 $21,765
5-Door HB Four 53 46 $21,746 $23,360
5-Door HB Two 53 46 $18,829 $20,030
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Toyota Prius C is the cheapest member of the Prius family, by roughly $5,000, but its gas mileage is the same 50 mpg as most other Priuses. The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 53 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 46 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51 -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 50.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.3 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.4 92.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 60.7
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 165.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.1 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 46
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.3
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.4 35.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2500 3102
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5 15 X 6
Engine
Displacement 1.5 L/91 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 99 @ 4800 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 82 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 46 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 53 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 1 6
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius c Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.6 (Est) 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
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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