2018 Toyota Prius c Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Magnetic Gray Metallic
MSRP
$19,055 - $24,955
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
48 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
99
Seats
5

How 2018 Toyota Prius c Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 3.8Styling 4.0Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

With a 48-mpg fuel-economy rating in the city, the 2018 Toyota Prius C is America’s most fuel-efficient subcompact. The comfortable and sporty 4-door hatchback is also Toyota’s smallest and most affordable hybrid with a starting price just over $21,000. For 2018, Toyota has updated the exterior design of the hybrid and has added a rearview camera to its extensive list of standard safety equipment.

Toyota Prius c Models & Trims

One $19,055 - $22,044
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Two $19,979 - $23,130
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Three $20,430 - $23,679
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Four $21,480 - $24,955
Horsepower: 99 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5, 16 X 6 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.85
3 star
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2 star
0%
1 star
0%

The gas mileage is incredible.. It averages around 44 mpg.

Gets an average of 44 mpg, has good pick up and maneuverability and has some safety features which are useful, such as alerts if your too close to the rear of another vehicle or outside your lane. Also another feature that helps when your backing up. I am a small person and this car fits me perfectly.

Patricia S
Helpful

Prius saves big money on gas.

I love the gas mileage. . . I have spent only 44 dollars in gas since I bought it in July. . . It is cute, bright red my favorite color. . . It drives in a zippy style and is very quiet. . I also like the technology and that I can control almost everything from the steering wheel.

Dona R
Helpful

It gets great gas mileage. Like, the the official rating is 44 mpg, but I'm averaging around 50.

It's a hybrid vehicle with too gas mileage. I'd actually have preferred a plug-in hybrid or a full electric vehicle, but charging stations aren't common enough where I am. Also, I live in an apartment complex so I can't really charge at home either.

John M
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,055 - $22,044
$19,979 - $23,130

Horsepower

Horsepower
99 (hp)
99 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L 4
1.5L 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

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
Not Available
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

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
159.8 (in.)
159.8 (in.)

Width

Width
67.5 (in.)
67.5 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2530 (.lbs)
2530 (.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
Standard
Standard

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
46 (mpg)
46 (mpg)

City

City
48 (mpg)
48 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
43 (mpg)
43 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

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
Front
Side
Rollover

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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
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
  • Toyota Safety Sense C
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Departure Warning
  • 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
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Equipment > Other > Labels Mar 14, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 14, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V176000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018 Toyota Prius C vehicles sold in Puerto Rico. The front passenger air bag and recommended child occupant seating positions label may not have been attached during assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
If the label is missing, occupants may not follow the proper restraint usage guidelines, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners and will mail the removable labels to all known owners of the subject vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on April 11, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0L.

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