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2016 Toyota Prius cView 2018 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2016 Toyota Prius c Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Smallest Prius version
  • Available Safety Sense C system with driver aids
  • Special Edition trim offered for 2016
The 2016 Toyota Prius c hatchback is the smallest hybrid of Toyota’s Prius lineup. Its overall size and fuel efficiency make the subcompact very convenient for city-driving. The Prius c earned the Cars.com award for Most Eco Friendly Car of the Year for 2016.

Five trim levels are available: One, Two, Special Edition, Three, and Four.

Overall, the 5-door Prius c maintains a traditional hatchback appearance. However, it does have an aggressive front-end with angry headlights, a wide mouth grille, and tuner-esque faux air vents. Synchronized turn signals are found on the side mirrors and above the front-end air vents. The Special Edition trim comes in black with Electric Lime or Cherry Pearl exterior and interior and black-painted 15-inch wheels. A moonroof, heated side mirrors, and 16-inch wheels are also available.

All of the Prius c trims come with a 73-hp, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor. The front wheels are driven by a continuously variable automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the Prius c is an EPA-estimated 53/46 mpg city/highway.

Inside, the Prius c features unique molded plastic textures along the dashboard and door panels, as well as soft cloth seating. Standard features include air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and remote keyless entry. Heated front seats, cruise control, a split-folding rear seat, and a navigation system are also available.

The Prius c earned 4 out of 5-star safety ratings in side-crash and rollover tests from the NHTSA. It comes standard with front air bags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system. Toyota’s Safety Sense C system is available as well. It has lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, and a pre-collision system.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 53 MPG
  • Highway: 46 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.8/5
Value:
4.8/5
Exterior:
4.8/5
Interior:
4.5/5
Comfort:
4.5/5
Performance:
4.7/5
Reliability:
4.9/5

13 of 13 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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