Not everybody wants a large sedan or full-size SUV, and for many people, such a large car is impractical. A compact car fits in a lot more easily when you’re trying to parallel park or if you park in a small garage or parking space. And as a bonus, smaller cars are more fuel efficient. So when you combine smaller size with the fuel efficiency of the hybrid powertrain in the Toyota Prius c available at Toyota Chula Vista, you’ve got a fun to drive, efficient, and practical car that can go anywhere. It may even convert some of those large sedan or full-size SUV drivers too.
Toyota Prius c Details
The Toyota Prius c is available from your Toyota dealers in Chula Vista in four trim levels — Prius c One, Prius c Two, Prius c Three, and Prius c Four. It offers a lot more than its small size may suggest, beginning with an interior that’s more spacious and comfortable than you may expect from a vehicle that can fit into parallel parking spots so easily. With a wheelbase measuring at 100.4 inches, the five-door hatch Toyota Prius c can fit nearly anywhere. But it can seat five passengers comfortably and offers a spacious, 17.1 cubic foot cargo area.
Its compact size means it's a ton of fun to drive; without as much weight and size to carry around on the road, it offers sprightly handling and terrific maneuverability. It also means the Toyota Prius c model’s engine and Hybrid powertrain don’t have to work as hard to deliver great performance — its Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain consisting of a 1.5-liter gas engine and battery-powered electric motor mated to a continuously variable transmission delivers 99 net horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. Lower weight and a smaller size also mean better fuel efficiency — the Toyota Prius c gets EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings in the low 50s during city driving and the high 40s on the highway.
Toyota Prius c Safety and Special Features
The Toyota Prius c at our Chula Vista Toyota dealership may be small in stature but it’s big in safety. It was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick in 2012 and 2013, earning the IIHS’s top rating of Good in four out of five crash test categories. The Toyota Prius c comes standard with nine airbags and child seat anchors, the Toyota Star Safety System™ which includes traction control, stability control, systems that aid braking, and ToyotaCare maintenance and roadside assistance for two years or 25,000 miles.
It’s also big on environmental awareness: its interior features SofTex® seating surfaces which offer the comfort and good looks of leather at half the weight. 99 percent less Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and 85 percent less CO2 emissions are used in manufacturing. The Toyota Prius c also features info display screens that help you drive more energy-efficiently, maximizing its Hybrid-vehicle efficiency.
Buying a Toyota Prius c
Not every driver wants or needs a large sedan or full-size SUV. You don’t have to give anything up with great small car options, like the Toyota Prius c, available in our Toyota inventory at Toyota Chula Vista. It offers great Hybrid-car fuel efficiency and the fun to drive character you only get with a smaller, lighter car, it’s got lots of interior space for five passengers and lots of cargo, and it’s loaded with cool high-tech features. Come to our conveniently located Chula Vista Toyota dealership today to check out the compact, fuel efficient, and fun to drive Toyota Prius c.