The very new 2019 Toyota Prius C is subcompact car mostly known as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the US. This is sporty and comfortable 4-door hatchback, and it is also Toyota’s smallest hybrid. For 2019, the exterior is updated, so Toyota Prius C now looks like a more rugged small-SUV.
Some new equipment is added to already long list of safety features, and there are four trim levels available. Prius C will find a competition in non-hybrid cars like Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta. In other words, Toyota Prius C is a reliable hybrid car with great fuel economy, high-tech features, and safety systems.
2019 Toyota Prius C is now More Sporty
Toyota is taking a more conservative approach to the design of the upcoming 2019 Prius C. The exterior now looks more sporty and it looks good. Some subtle black bodywork on the bumpers is also visible. Also, black wheels with some silver accents are updated. The wheels are 15-inch cast aluminum. Headlights are coming with standard LEDs and distinctive taillights will remain rooted in the Prius design language. Furthermore, the rear doors “boomerang” shape is unique and pleasing.
2019 Toyota Prius C Interior
Most of the customers are finding 2019 Toyota Prius C too small for family use. But this subcompact offers comfort and pleasant ride. It might take a while for drivers to get used to a new center-mounted gauge. The steering wheel is multifunctional, and the seats are comfortable and supportive. Back seats are good, it can fit three kids or two adults. Rear seats can be folded and it can release 17.1-cubic feet of cargo area. The shape of the dashboard is futuristic and cool, and visibility is brilliant.
The trim levels are named with numbers, Prius C One is the base model, and the highest trim level is Prius C Four. With the base model, features like power mirrors, Toyota Safety Sense-C, rearview camera and also an automatic climate control are coming as standards. Prius C Two model will get you a cruise control and a center-console storage compartment. Prius Three models are coming with push-button start. Moving to the highest trim called Prius C Four will get you heated leather seats and also power moonroof. However, the audio system is coming with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, USB input, and navigation.
2019 Toyota Prius C Engine
Under the hood, the 2019 Toyota Prius C is coming with a single option. This option is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. It is a smaller version of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive that can be found in the larger Prius. This engine creates 73 hp and 82 lb-ft of torque. The engine is combined with a 45-kilowatt electric motor that is energized by a nickel-metal hybrid battery.
However, this battery is located under the rear seat. It combines a total of 99 horsepower. Normal, Eco and EV drive modes will let the drivers choose and maximize efficiency. The fuel economy is 48 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
2019 Toyota Prius C Price and Release Date
The price for the base 2019 Toyota Prius C is around $22,000. The Prius C Four model is not much more expensive, with the price of $26,000. If you are looking for less expensive subcompact cars on the market, you can find them, but none of them will get you such a good fuel efficiency. Toyota Prius C will hit the markets in a one year time.