2020 Toyota Prius C Just when it seems the automotive trade has lost its approach with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple car emerges. For over 50 years, this car has been the 2020 Toyota Prius C.
Typically derided by fans as home equipment, the no-frills commuter automobile will get the overwhelming majority of shoppers where they need to go in the method they need to get there, safely and at a price. The 2020 Toyota Prius C does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten a little nuts: the common transaction value for a brand new automobile is more than $37,000, based on Kelley Blue Book. Easy accountable the automakers in this period of no accountability but we are the ones paying those large prices for large autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For slightly below $23,000, the 2020 Toyota Prius C puts every greenback to purposeful use.
Despite the fact that it rides on a brand new platform, the 2020 Toyota Prius C blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball sport. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it appears extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too exhausting to be different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is more streamlined and fewer offended, and the whole look is smoother front to again. But still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2020 Toyota Prius C within the US is constructed on Toyota’s two decades of success with hybrid powertrains. It uses the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Total output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the front wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated quicker. The cabin heats quicker, too, which could be important for cold-weather shoppers cautious of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot because the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a shocking bit of pop. More importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg mixed, same as hybrid versions of the Honda Perception, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids and not using a plug, the 2020 Toyota Prius C trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round town, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2020 Toyota Prius C averaged more than 57 mpg in our week around city. Setting EV mode helps conserve energy under low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there’s enough cost in the battery.
The battery is located beneath the rear seat, so you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an even load ground. Rear seat room is enough enough to fit two teens, and total it felt roomy sufficient for a household of four.
The only trim within the Hybrid comes normal with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works each at highway cruising speeds and in commuter site visitors from 24 mph all the way down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch touch display screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to stay aggressive.
Priced at solely $three,000 greater than the 2020 Toyota Prius C and $1,200 less than a similarly geared up Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2020 Toyota Prius C is the superbly practical, remarkably cheap around-town car.
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