The upcoming 2018 Toyota Prius C model is the most affordable hybrid vehicle in Toyota stable. While it may not be very powerful or lavish, the hybrid vehicle is ideal for environmentally conscious buyers. The improved mileage and enhanced safety features may work in its favor. This will help the car combat refreshed rival contenders from stables of GM and Nissan.
2018 Toyota Prius C – Design and Colors
The exterior styling of 2018 Toyota Prius c is quite enticing. The Toyota logo sits in the middle of the honeycomb styled grille. Sleek LED projector headlamps and taillights add to the style and the car also gets LED fog lights. On top, the Black roof rail accent adds to the oomph.
It comes in 4 trims- One, Two, Three, Four. The model also gets equipped with 15-inch machined alloy wheels and Power outside mirrors. It is sold in exterior colors like tide pool Pearl, Moonglow, Magnetic grey metallic, sandstorm, Black sand pearl etc.
The cabin of upcoming 2018 Toyota Prius c is quite stylish and laden with amenities. The Hybrid version gets the familiar dashboard and multifunction steering wheel. All trims get Automatic climate control and Entune Audio suite and infotainment setup. However, its front seats are large and comfortable but at back two adults can fit in, not three. Cargo space is just about average for the class.
Safety and Tech
The 2018 Toyota Prius c scores quite well in terms of safety and amenities. Base One trim gets Integrated backup camera, the front seat map lights, 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth, Remote keyless entry and 12V auxiliary power outlet.
The two trim gets Fabric-trimmed dual tone seats, Cruise control, Cargo area light and also a Soft-touch center console. However, the trim ‘Three’ gets Entune Premium Audio with Navigation, HD Radio, Satellite Radio. Top end ‘Four’ trim gets heated front seats, enhanced seat fabric, steering wheel controls, Power moonroof with sliding sunshade. It can be equipped with larger 16-inch wheels.
Furthermore, in terms of safety, all trims get equipped with Toyota Safety Sense suite of technologies to avoid collisions. It includes Automatic High Beams and Lane Departure Alert. You also get 9 airbags along with Tire Pressure Monitor System, Hill Start Assist Control, Vehicle Proximity Notification System, Anti-lock Brake System and Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control.
2018 Toyota Prius C – Engine Specs
The Hybrid vehicle buyers seek a car with enhanced fuel economy and reduced carbon footprint- for sure. All trims of 2018 Toyota Prius c are equipped with a four-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. However, the gasoline engine makes 73 HP and is paired with the 45-kilowatt electric motor that generates 60 horsepower.
The powertrain is also controlled by a Continuously Variable Transmission unit. You get 3 drive modes- EV, Eco and Normal.
In city driving, the 2018 Toyota Prius c achieves 48 mpg and the figure becomes 43 mpg in highway driving. In EV mode, the engine speed is also limited to 25 mph. The car is also labeled as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.
Price and Availability
The Toyota has priced the 2018 Prius c quite competitively. Furthermore, the base One trim is priced at only $21.000 approx. The top trim four is priced at approx $26.000.
Summing it up
The 2018 Toyota Prius c is an enticing hybrid vehicle which comes with good mileage and an attractive price tag. All trims get laden with good safety features as well. It may not be ideal for acceleration lovers but will fit the bill for environment conscious buyers with regular driving needs.