Gallery: 2012 Toyota Prius c Has the Highest City MPG Rating of All Plu...

 

Toyota’s newest Prius model, the 2012 Prius c, is set to hit dealerships next month. The Prius c is now the smallest Prius model available and sits at the opposite end of the lineup from the “versatile” Prius v. The Prius c five-door hatchback is about the same size as the Toyota Yaris and is powered by Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which in this case mates a 1.5L DOHC four-cylinder engine with a 60-hp electric motor and a 144-volt nickel-metal hydride battery. The total hybrid system has an output of 99 horsepower and gets 53 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway meaning its city fuel economy is the highest of any vehicle currently on the market that doesn’t use a plug.

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