2019 Toyota Prius C Just when it appears the automotive industry has misplaced its manner with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automobile emerges. For over 50 years, this car has been the 2019 Toyota Prius C .
Often derided by enthusiasts as home equipment, the no-frills commuter automobile will get the overwhelming majority of customers where they want to go in the method they need to get there, safely and at a price. The 2019 Toyota Prius C does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten just a little nuts: the typical transaction worth for a brand new car is greater than $37,000, based on Kelley Blue E-book. Easy in charge the automakers on this period of no accountability but we’re those paying these giant costs for big automobiles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For just below $23,000, the 2019 Toyota Prius C puts every greenback to functional use.
Although it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Toyota Prius C blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it appears more composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too hard to be completely different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is more streamlined and less indignant, and the whole look is smoother entrance to again. But still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Toyota Prius C in the US is constructed on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the fixed ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to heat engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats faster, too, which may very well be vital for cold-weather customers cautious of the chilly range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric car.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much as the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a stunning little bit of pop. More importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg mixed, identical as hybrid variations of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 Toyota Prius C trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round city, with the electronically managed brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Toyota Prius C averaged more than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps preserve energy underneath low throttle up to about 20 mph, after which once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there is sufficient charge in the battery.
The battery is situated beneath the rear seat, so that you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an excellent load ground. Rear seat room is enough sufficient to suit two teenagers, and overall it felt roomy sufficient for a family of 4.
The one trim in the Hybrid comes commonplace with Toyota Safety Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works both at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain competitive.
Priced at only $3,000 more than the 2019 Toyota Prius C and $1,200 lower than a equally equipped Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Toyota Prius C is the superbly practical, remarkably reasonable around-town automobile.
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