2015 Toyota Prius c Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,671 - $15,847
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
53 City / 46 HWY
Horsepower
99
Seats
5

How 2015 Toyota Prius c Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 3.7Comfort 3.9Styling 3.9Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

If the name "Prius" means fuel economy to you, then the 2015 Toyota Prius C is a car worthy of the name. This little 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback hybrid earns fuel economy in the 50-mpg range, yet starts at less than $20,000, even with all of its high-tech fuel-saving gadgetry.

Toyota Prius c Models & Trims

chevronDown icon One $11,671 - $13,918
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5 (in.) - Steel
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Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon Three $13,228 - $15,847
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Four $12,791 - $15,352
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5, 16 X 6 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.48
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Great gas mileage. The digital dashboard for viewing.

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I have had absolutely no problems with my 2015 Toyota Prius c since I bought it. I have around 23, 000 miles on it and upon my recent inspection was told I should get tires before winter. I thought I would have gotten more mileage from the tires. The gas mileage, however, is remarkable. Generally in the spring and summer months, I average around 45-50 mpg. Winter months average around 35. To me, my Prius is my "bee-bopping" around car. Great for city driving.

Valerie B
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Great vehicle with surprises.

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Vehicle starts up quick. Seats are roomy. Smaller vehicle allows for easy parking even in tight spaces. Sound system is great that comes stock with the vehicle. Cost of gas fill ups won't break the bank. Comfortable enough to take on trips. Great gas mileage in town. Engine provides a great get up and go. Not the best to go up mountain passes but can get you there. Great and reliable vehicle for everyday stop and go driving.

Jason T
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Has navigation, backup camera and Bluetooth. Extremely comfortable.

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I have really enjoyed my car after purchasing it. I haven't had any issues so far. It drives smoothly, I average about 45-55 mpg so do not have to fill it up very often. Very spacious and comfortable for me and plenty of room in the backseat as well. The trunk space is a little small, but still manages to fit a lot of stuff. It has navigation, Bluetooth and a backup camera which are all easy to use.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,671 - $13,918
$12,980 - $15,525

Horsepower

Horsepower
99 (hp)
99 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L 4
1.5L 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 (in.)
35 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37 (in.)
37 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Not Available
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/65HR15
P175/65HR15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.4 (in.)
100.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
31.4 (ft.)
31.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
157.3 (in.)
157.3 (in.)

Width

Width
66.7 (in.)
66.7 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2500 (.lbs)
2500 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
99 (hp)
99 (hp)

Torque

Torque
82 (ft. lbs.)
82 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
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Standard
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FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
9.5 (gal.)
9.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
50 (mpg)
50 (mpg)

City

City
53 (mpg)
53 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
46 (mpg)
46 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
A
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Tires > Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Aug 12, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 12, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V514000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2015 Toyota Prius C vehicles manufactured April 20, 2015, to June 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
Consequence:
If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail. Sudden tire failure increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate the TPMS, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET15E.

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